Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Muddy brown color, tan edgenhead. Aroma of very earthy, woody spirits. Taste is dry, earthy citrus and malt.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber split amongst friends. This is was just too much to handle. Way too sweet and somewhat unbalanced. Perhaps some aging might do it some good.
RyanK (263) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks a lot different than the regular version. Appears a little lighter with less body. Still brown, but the head is white and quick to fizz out unlike the more creamy regular. Not much like the regular at all, but still a decent brew. Smells of maybe pruins, dark cherries basically a barley wine with dark fruits. Taste is better because it has a solid caramel malt to balance with the fruity-alcoholy barley wine taste. Finishes with a bite not bad especially considering I don’t meet a ton of old ales or barley wines I like.
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
How do I reach these KEEEEEDS. This beer is awful. Dont fall for the cute dog or the decent ratings its not good. tastes like straight rock candy. Thats the only flavor overly sweet rock candy. Not an old ale at all but maybe somewhat of a barleywine.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another fucking abortion by smuttynose. Tastes like stale caramel candy and nothing else. Fuckyou
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an interesting beer. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a moderately small head. Smooth inviting aroma to it. Slightly heavy on the palate initially, but finishes easy.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours clear dark nut brown with a sand-coloured head. The aroma is malty up front with notes of toffee, caramel, buttery cookies, bread and honey caramelized nuts. Undertones of dark fruits, cherries, strawberries and milk, sugar, touch of spices, whisper of wet tobacco, herbal/earthy hops, vanilla and buttery oak. The nose is clean, light sticky, round and “fluffy”. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, toffee, bread, nut shells, honey, sugar, dark fruits, cherries, herbal/earthy hops, buttery oak and a touch of tobacco. The mouthfeel is clean, round, light tart and soft with a light carbonation. Earthy hoppy and bit sugary finish. Whisper of wood. Medium bodied. Well brewed but a bit unpersonal.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, 2012 vintage. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours dark reddish brown with a large three finger foamy off-white head that leaves sheets of lacing and holds a nice foamy cap.
Aroma is brown sugar, toffee, some dark fruits, golden raisins, a bit of cherry, some alcohol. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is brown sugar, toffee, caramel, some molasses, dark fruits, cherries, oak, some herbal hops, moderate sweetness, some bitterness, a bit of smooth alcohol. As I get further into the bottle, I’m picking up a lot of spices as well, almost like a pumpkin-eque ale.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, sticky, oily, creamy, mild to moderate carbonation.
Very nice Old Ale. Rich and complex and quite drinkable for a big 10% beer. Been wanting to try this for some time and I’m glad I finally got a chance to.
shrubber85 (9462) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lactic caramel malt, orange and alcohol aroma. Orange-brown with moderate head. Sweet brown sugar, orange and bitter orange peel and alcohol flavor. Pretty rough. Okay but pretty boozy.
queenholly (3593) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasty malt and booze aroma. Clear amber with a large tan head. Burnt sugar, dark roasted malt, light wood, and bitter herbal hops, and alcohol flavor. Full sticky body.