Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky, walnut colored beer. Short, filmy head with extra-fine bubbles. Great label on a standard bomber - I think all of us who’ve had aging mutts over the years have seen variants of that shot. Big, plummy nose - very mild vinegar and spice, woody/herbal cocoa notes. Sweet, choco-raisin tones, nice alcohol and bittersweet chocolate bittering. Toffee emerges more as it warms. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, deft carbonation. Finishes out with a strong bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Very nice indeed. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - quite clear brown beer with a poor head retention; molasses, biscuits and hops in the aroma; full-bodied, subtle carbonation, very dry and bitter biscuity finish; chewy nutty hoppy notes and light residual sweetness; warming alcohol
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raisiny and nutty aromas. Clear red with an off-white, small head. Fruity and rich. Medium bodied and strong.
azlondon (1249) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Toasted, dark malt, ripe fruits, alcohol.
Taste: Vinous, ripe fruits, alcohol, warming, malt.
Info: 650ml bottle, 28/8-2013
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at Battleship a little while ago. Pours a dark brown color with a thicker off white head. Aroma is full of roasty/toasty malts, chocolate, and resin. Taste seems still a little hot. Booze, malts, roastiness, and oak flavors. Leaves a boozy malt finish. I likes. I likes.
Fritz123 (553) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. 750ml. Tulip at home. Pours a beautiful deep brown with a thick, frothy off-white/tan head. The head disappeared in about 2 minutes. Little lacing. Aroma rich with the woody cask aging, alcohol, caramel, roasted malts and toffee. The taste was fairly complex with caramel, rich toasted malts, toffee, and prunes. Alcohol is present, but not overwhelming. Well balanced. Slightly hoppy finish. Medium to full body and smooth mouth. It seems more old ale than barleywine but I can see some crossover. If they could have actually aged this for 6 months or so it would have probably been even better.
CamdenD (1027) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nicely-done old ale. Alcohol is definitely present but not overwhelming, more warming. Complex and enjoyable.
Tmoney36 (15) - - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting brew. Definitely nailed with the old ale, barley wine combo. Definitely has a traditional ale taste with the sharpness and strong barley wine tones. Certainly has the alcohol content to make it a barley wine. Pours deep brown with malty hoppy flavor.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-Conditioned in 2010
5/04/2011: Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale... Aroma: Really big caramel maltiness, aged rum, definitely alcohol in the nose, hint of sherry. Appearance: Elegant brown color, frothy and thick ivory-colored crown. Flavor: Deep, rich caramelized malts, mildly sweet and smoky, vanilla, dates, golden raisin, nice alcoholic strength. Palate: Medium-full body, smooth, good mouthfeel. Overall: Really, really nice beer, good strength, good flavor, very enjoyable.
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #186 for this beer.
cheap (3655) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
on tap at the bocktown, nice place. let me tell you, I am not a fan of American wannah be barley wines which this is. not only that, it needs aging, it needs to be really really old. rather fruity sweet smell leaves no hint of the tongue torture within. smells like cotton candy. no co2. cloying and it has this warming sensation every where it goes down your throat. beer like whisky finish. cannot appreciate.