dhatton (188) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, brownish-red body resembling the color of cherry wood. Little to no head. Almost cloyingly sweet aroma of caramel, malts, and some smokey oak. Flavor is cane sugar combined with some earthy, nutty elements. For some reason, had Dr. Pepper tendencies for me. Dry boozy finish.
libertine (286) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark copper. Almost no head. aroma is nutty and very sweet. Flavor is sweet. Molasses, bread, nutty, oak. The alcohol is very forward. medium body. slick, sticky mouthfeel. Finishes bitter and the alcohol really shows up at the end. Not that good. I will cellar this for a year and re-rate it.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber in color with not much in the way of head retention or lacing. Smells of some bread and fruits. Taste is of sweet malts, dark fruits, and biscuits. Coats the palate nicely and is quite enjoyable to drink. I thoroughly enjoyed indulging on this Smuttynose take on an old ale!
Darwenus (648) - 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 donít like this as much as Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale.
e303 (243) - - 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 (983) - 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 (49) - - 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 (667) - 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 (417) - 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, itís very very thin, and that almost ruins it. This beer desperately needs some body to it.