jcnielsen (1641) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Syrupy, brown sugar, malty, slight alcohol flavor.
EtTuCthulhu (856) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance of this beer is a reddish dark brown with a large white head, and the aroma fuses hints of molasses, clove, fig, and slight undercurrent of wild sour cherries. The taste mildly umami, slightly sour, and a touch sweet; also, the palate combines a long astringent finish, oily texture, full body, and average carbonation.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on tap at Pi during the Schlafly "tap takeover," currently labeled as Schlafly Old English Ale. Dark, chocolatey, very roasty, some coffee and tea-like tannins, strong caramel and toffee, residual sweetness. No trace of hops. Profoundly melanoidy and toasty, so much so it was one-dimensional. Medium body, chewy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Well-hidden alcohol. A nice enough big brown winter warmer, but not delicious. I hope to try one after several years of beneficial aging.
csaso (1196) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - nice size light tan colored foamy head, beautiful clear medium-dark amber color, nice balanced malt aroma and flavor, caramel, toffee, biscuit, all balanced by fair hop notes - this is really good!
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wxman (1325) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bright yet dark amber with a full off white head that stays to ring the glass. Aroma is caramel malt and a little licorice. Taste is sweet (almost cloying) mouthcoating caramel malt, licorice and a buttery, biscuity character. Moderately hopped with some alcohol noted after the swallow. Pretty decent, but somewhat astringent.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a big yellow/tan head that diminishes, but remains. Aroma is roasted malt, maple and mild hops. Rich, smooth and buttery, flavor is sweet roasted malt, maple syrup and caramel. Hop bitterness is nearly non-existant. Super effort, this should join the regular stable.
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Pours a ruby/amber that is clear and pours a one finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Caramel and nutty malt flavors. A little bready. Very rich and mildly sweet. Maybe a hint of clove. Mild herbal hop flavor. Mildly sweet throughout. Mild to moderate carbonation. Medium body with sticky mouthfeel. Long dry finish. This is my first old ale and I really like it.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle thanks to drew. Amber with a cream head. Nose is rich toffee, caramel, and malts. Very smooth on the palate, light dried fruits, toffee, and bread.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml from Drew the brewer of the beer) medium copper with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, light hops, honey, fairly rich. Taste of honey, faded hops, brown sugar, rich and delicious. Oily body.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of some yeast, spices and warm malts. The flavor was definitely warm malt, with hints of fruit and spices. A very good Old Ale.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured into an English Pint. Pours a clear light brown with a small bit of white head that disappears almost immediately. Aroma of cinnamon and orange zest with a hint of caramel. Taste is light sweet. Baking spices with a little citrus and light caramel. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad...but the Christmas ale is a lot better!