bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, herbs, honey, brown sugar, and banana. Flavor of honey, roasted malt, grass, caramel, and almonds.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: LongShot Old Ben Ale
Date: April 17, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of carmel, lots of drying earthyness, light fruity character
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of caramel candy sweetness, lots of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and dark amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt-anise/bready, earthy. Taste is fruity-raisin, medium/dark malt-anise/bready/licorice, earthy hops, wood. OK carbonation.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
19th February 2012
Hazy brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry and with a little fine carbonation. Malt, bubblegum. Trace of citrus. Semi dry finish. Fine.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours a dark ruddy copper with a foamy 3 finger off-white head. Aroma is very caramel. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Body thins as carb leaves. Flavor is rather sweet. Not sticky tho. First cuz to a barley wine. Malty, fruity and hoppy enough to keep it from being a poor taster. Nice and different ale.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and had good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet malt and small alcohol finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours clear and amber with an orange tint with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is kind of sweaty and smells a bit like dried dark fruits and dried fuzzy fruits – mainly dark raisins. Full-bodied, thick and oily with tickling carbonation. Sweet and syrupy. Raisins and dates stand out. Finishes warming and sweet. Bottle courtesy of hankchinaski!
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and clear amberish/orange color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, some roastiness, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, and all around malty.
Ratman197 (7622) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of raisin, plum, toffee and carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, raisin, plum, light earthiness and a hint of spice with a smooth warming lasting fruity finish.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a thin white head. A slightly ruddy-orange appearance. Nose is quite hoppy. Lots of fruity esters and stewed fruit. Lots of orange peel as well. Fruity malts - lots of dried fruit and light toffee as well. Earthy/fruity hoppiness and a bit of sweetness. Chewy and fruity with plums and berries. Really British in mouthfeel and balance with peppery alcohol on the finish. I think it would age pretty well.