ozarkspops (215) - - 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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Cavie (3407) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish orange color with a very light beige head. Small bubbles. Aroma is malty, sugary, wood, and some dark fruits. Flavor is dry, woody, slightly musty, light fruit. Finishes dry.
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coolpop (1202) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Poured brown with a thin tan head. Some caramel in aroma, earth. Flavor is odd. Not much malt. Kinda muddy, dirty. Oxidized, it would seem. Tastes ... old ... not in a good way.
sthlm (1229) - Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On-tap] Pours red with a beige head. A strange and unexpected beer, and not necessarily in a good way. Fairly simple, with what can only be described as dusty nuttiness dominating. A little thin, but has a long finish. Iíd like to rerate this to improve the quality of the rating, but otherwise I really did not enjoy the beer much.
OmegaX (1002) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool stuff. Thanks, Matt!! Aroma is light caramel and toffee, with some light cherry and candy notes. Flavor is similar but not as sweet as one would expect. Caramel throughout.
Fratto (2348) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big Texas Beer Fest. Hazy brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma and taste are honey, candy, and weirdness. I canít put my finger in what it is about it.
Chipalsa (1117) - Florida, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can via OmegaX. The pour was a murky brown with a soft head. Aromas reminded me of a Scotch ale with hints of twigs and toffee all about. The taste was smooth and malty; caramel, buttery malts, salt water taffy and dank hops come to mind. Fairly refreshing for a stronger brew - Iím glad I got to try it.
changeup45 (1576) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Errl. A murky reddish-brown color pours out with a fluffy tan head. Toasted grains, chocolate, cookies, and caramel make the aroma. The flavor doesnít uncover a whole lot else. Thereís some silky oat that joins bittersweet chocolate, toasted nuts, grain, and a bit of earth. This doesnít really taste like what I normally think of an Old Ale. Perhaps a slightly amped up Brown Ale. Generally not a style I like a lot but this is a pretty good beer.
bu11zeye (11282) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of herbs, grass, toffee, dark fruit, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, herbs, raisins, grass, minerals, and caramel with a dry finish.
dzimm27 (133) - - APR 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oddly little aroma. Murky, thick, lava-lamp like look with carbonation churning. Malty-sweet, slightly milky with a burnt sugar finish. A bit of a bite on the end that borders on coffee bitterness that disrupts the smooth finish. Ok but not outstanding
wchesser (706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extra from Errl-thanks, Chris! 2nd Southern Star Iíve had and Iím starting to be impressed-both totally solid. Nose is some toffee and caramel and spicy hops. Dry, malt based with tobacco predominant, and earthy hop profile. Solid, English style old ale. Remind me of GD Hibernation.