musinj6 (438) - 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.
kraddel (4240) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As ’Old Ale ’ . Pours clear, dark copper . Smell is a bit sweet . Unintense though . Taste is a bit bitter , full grainy sweetness . Earthy and fruity notes . Some booze in the finish .
jackl (5282) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Deep amber pour with a small head. Nose is toffee donut and old cinnamon chocolate cookie. Sweet and alightly hot. Some apple. Taste is pretty boozy. Hot apples. Astringent and aggressive.
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and dirty orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose presents earthy and spicy notes layered upon more subtle notes of caramel and toffee. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and the carbonation is nearly still. The flavor features rich components of sweet pralines and mild, crusty bitterness. Finishes minerally and moderately sweet.
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep clear ruby amber color, off white big bubble edge head. Aroma of tiasted caramel. Taste has port wine, cherry, burnt caramel. Good winter beer.
JonLaRue (31) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer has light touches of cereals and toasted bread. Fat lace and amber brown shadings. Taste is a light malt wafts of hops, which is something I desire more on my palate. It finishes quickly and asks to be drank more.
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of folding ale, thanks Seth! Bottle pours brown with big head. Aroma is toasted malt and sweet dark fruits, taste is similar with a medium body and dry finish
BBB63 (6343) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"English Styled Old Ale" bought when in StL during the RBSG at the Culinaria near the hotel: Pour is a very nice reddish amber with an off white frothy head and minimal lacing. The aroma has heavy caramel, toffee, cotton candy, and even a little earthy smoke. There is also noticeable butterscotch which I find acceptable in the style but could be a big turn off for some people. The taste is similar to the aroma with some minerally overtones and faint pitty fruits. The mouth feel is a tad thinner than expected. Sadly I wanted to love this beer but alas I only liked parts of it. Even for me the Diacetyl was a bit distracting. This is for sure NOT an olde ale you would want to age.
jcnielsen (2389) - 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 (1235) - 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 (1558) - 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.