arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Old Chicago, dark brownish red pour with khaki colored head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, bourbon, wood, coconut, some vanilla, some slight oak into a bit of earth, spice, sweet caramel as well. Taste was sweet bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, some caramel, slight oak and coconut, finishing sweet.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbony vanilla, coconut, woody aroma. Murky amber color with off-white head. Light bodied but boozy with those vanilla, coconut, and woody characters.with an old ale.
Notes: GABF ’13
cbfobes (2677) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a clear dark brown with a thin white head, the aroma was sweet with caramel and malt with some booze coming through, the flavor was just as sweet with lots of malt and caramel, the bourbon was kind of muted, not bad just sweet.
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. Pour from a growler. The pour is a medium brown color (almost like a soda) with a thin khaki head and some pretty good lacing. The aroma is pretty decent with the bourbon and then has a strange sweet bit that isn’t really attributed to dark fruits or a caramel like I would expect with an old ale. The flavor is pretty boozy. There is a strong dark fruit and nice vanilla coming through on the flavor backed up with a little light caramel. The mouth feel is pretty thin and slick, with minimal carbonation here and a quick, sweetly boozy aftertaste. Shorts could do better
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at hopcat. Pours coca cola brown with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has a bit of bourbon on the nose. The bourbon’s on the tongue as well but it fades as it goes down. Old ale seems like a strong ale that someone’s discovered in some cellar somewhere. Not bad.
mikem409 (1815) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Pours gold with thin head. Caramel corn aroma. Taste sweet burnt toffee and a bitter finish. Very thin mouth feel
ColovianTrader (415) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong bourbon aroma. Flavors of brown sugar, cider, bourbon, plums and a nice alcohol bite. Very malty but good carbonation helps cut through it.
Bacterial (2162) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample pour at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Full pour towards the end of the day. Big bourbon and malty nose. Brown pour with just a slight head. Big boozy taste. Nice, but kind of a 1 trick pony.
bpar73 (652) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Short’s Fest. Brown pour with a white head. Toffee, vanilla and plenty of bourbon in the aroma and taste.
Mittenator (1593) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at crunchy's. Chestnut brown with a white head. Dark toffee and bourbon. Sweet and boozy.