Darwenus (603) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear but very dark copper color with very little head. The aroma is boozy, with molasses, oak, brown sugar, walnuts. The flavor is really big and even boozier than the aroma. Figs, some maple, more oak, vanilla, and a little bit of a cough syrup like finish. I don’t like this as much as Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale.
e303 (173) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass. This guy pours a really nice looking ruby/brown with a one finger head that leaves almost no trace after a minute or two. The aroma jumps out with brown sugar or toffee. There's a fruitiness underneath too. The taste is dominated by malt sweetness and toffee. There's no hop character here. It's boozy and big. It's got some fruit peeking through as well. There's a slight oak bit in the back. It finishes smooth and creamy. Good stuff.
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pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strangely pineapply nose. Def a cross between an old ale and a barleywine. Hops submerged, all malt aside from that pineapple aroma.
gripweed57 (880) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Tawny light brown color. Small beige head. Buttery toasted malt aroma has notes of almonds and toffee. First sip yields a butterscotch malt flavor with a hint of oakiness. Warming alcohol and dried fruit undertones. there is a smooth silky mouthfeel and nutty malt character. Quite nice indeed!
BeerScout49 (46) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown butter nose, malty, and a deep brown color. Does have the essence of a porter without being too heavy-- perhaps more aged in a barrel.
mstrcrwly (543) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..light brown pour with thin white head..aroma of caramel,wood,vanilla,booze..taste of dark fruits,caramel..little bit thin and boozy but still good.
EvanFriend (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leather, alcohol, dried fruit, nuts, and toffee. Tastes quite good. However, it’s very very thin, and that almost ruins it. This beer desperately needs some body to it.
malrubius (1999) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Beautiful clear reddish brown with eggshell head and lace. Toasted wooded caramel covered fruity sweet aroma that just borders on cough syrup but thankfully doesn’t quite get there. Sweet (!) toasted caramel and ripe fruit with woody herbal lingering bitterness and lingering sweetness. Full body. Slight cloy just short of cough syrupy with unpleasant lingering herbal woody bitterness. Definitely not my kind of beer.
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet floral aromas and some berries. Light off white head and dark amber body. Sweet malty flavor with some semi sweet berry flavor and a minor cocoa and warm vanilla undertone. Smooth on the palate.
Underdogs88 (237) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty sweet aroma with notes of toffee and nuts. Appearance is a clear deep Amber with an off white head. Flavor has notes of nuts, caramel and a hint chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium thin with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a decent old ale. Needs more body though.
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