Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
jtclockwork (14942) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Off white head. Nose of toffee, spice and caramel malts. Taste is the same. Same alcohol in finish. Full mouth feel.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-pours a foamy tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/cocoa/spices. Taste is medium malt-roasty/cocoa/spices, some hops bite. Finishes semi dry. OK effervescence.
hopscotch (10609) - 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.
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Culinaria. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a big beige head. Aroma of mixed winter spices, sweet malts, caramel, toast, berry fruits, and a little alcohol. Flavor of malt, cinammon, nutmeg, berries, raisins, fig, pine hops, honey, bread, and warming alcohol. Medium bodied and dry, with a bready mouthfeel. Just a hint of roast on the alcoholic finish. Interesting beer, I might have to grab another and let it sit for a while.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very attractive pour. Amber brown with plenty of visible carbonation. A big tan head has strong retention that tries my patience. Aroma is fruit, bread, caramel, and light spices. Alcohol is prominent in the flavor. Chocolate, fruit, red hot candies, soft spices. Licking my lips brings malt flavors. The chocolate stayed throughout and described the finish. Lots of subtleties here. A hint of hop late. Warming throughout. Very enjoyable.
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bought at Bottleworks. Spicy and malty. Sweetness is just right. Amber color with some very nice caramel tones. This is very good.
BBB63 (6557) - 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.
kraddel (6180) - 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 .