ozarkspops (368) - - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown opaque pour. Couple fingers of a creamy tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt unless some dark fruit and a hint of the earthy hops used. Very bready almost woody taste. Some roastiness. Caramel. Still get some of that dark fruit, maybe plum, flavor. Earthy hop finish.
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drjay44 (2891) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. bottle. Per the label 1 pint 15.4 FL. OZ. Per the bottle 750 ml. 6.9% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, well retained, dark ivory head, with Belgian lacing, over an initially clear, later hazy and particle laden, dark amber (SRM 17) body......nose is rich malts, with plum, raisin, hints brown sugar, light molasses, minimal hops balance to the malts......taste is very slightly sweet, with hints of plum, raisin, light nuttiness, finishing with a moderately sharp hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, sticky, alcohol hidden. This misses the mark somewhat. It is a bit too hop forward, and could use a bit more sweetness and malt depth. The aroma was the best attribute, with the taste missing somewhat with hop dominance on the finish. Per the breweries web site, this year the beer will be available on tap only, so this is last years rendition. Perhaps it is a bit too old. BJCP 7/212/4/6
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky redish brown. Big fluffy tan head. Head dissipates slowly. Smells of roasted malts with a little caramel. Slightly musty. Taste is mild caramel and toffee nuttyness. There is a slightly metalic taste. Mellow and medium bodied. Unique old ale. Not bad flavor but the metal taste is slightly off putting.
TXBadger (1787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Some spice and malt on the nose, a little fruit as well; follows onto the palate. Not digging this one.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting beer. Pours a murky caramel color with a low tan head the dissipates within 5 mins. A lot of sediment in the glass. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is earthy, woodsy with damp basement and oxidation. Complex and slightly off-putting because of the oxidation. Taste is fruity with light caramel. Would guess that the hops are "Fuggles and lots of them to give beer such an earthy bitterness. A slightly metallic finish. Mouthfeel is watery and soft. An interesting beer. It seems to be a good representative of the historic British Old Ale.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours a dark reddish brown with thick head and some lacing. Aroma is bread, dough, caramel, malts, nuts, wood, earth. The taste is similar. Thick body, moderate carbonation. Heavy yeasts present. Overall not a bad old ale. Finish is earth and spice...
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange to brown with a tight off-white colored head. Aroma has some dates, prunes and molasses. Flavor has a slight funk to it, reminiscent of ripening fruit. Redeems itself somewhat with some sweet molasses, brown sugar and dates- but just does not have that warming quality that I look for in an old ale. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style. Approaching decent.
S_Side_Smitty (571) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber-brown with substantial yeast presence and a small white head. Aroma is leather and heavy malts. Taste is sweet molasses, carob, and malts malts malts. The malts become the star at the finish. Definitely an "English style" old ale that should be drunk in the dusty old manor with a dusty old book.
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. Pours a heavily clouded deep amber with TONS of floaties. Aromas of cigarette butts, tobacco, worn leather. Nice. Taste is perhaps the best example of cigarette butts Iíve ever had. Very resinous tobacco (although not smoked), like if you were eating a cigarette. A hint of spice. Nice carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet with a lasting tobacco note. Very damn good.
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear dark copper color with light tan head. Bready and nutty aroma with some caramel and earthiness. Toasted malt and.caramel flavors with some nutty and earthy notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can:   Deep dark caramel, thin foamy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Super strong whole wheat brady
aroma.   Also nutty, and a touch of Starburst like candyish fruity notes.   Odd...   Heavy breadiness, whole
wheat, a little nutty, some pale roast perhaps, but not as fruity as the nose hinted (ever so slightly).   Needs more
sweetness is the first thing to cross my mind.   Very bready without being too sweet, meh...   Body and mouthfeel
are moderate.   Similar finish, but perhaps with a bit of grape popcicle stick mixed in.   Interesting nose, but
didnít pan out on the tongue.   Thanks Bill!