Nocturne (1709) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of raisin malt and booze. Taste is chocolate, cola, raisin, toffee. Thick and chewy texture. Not too sweet. The aroma was pretty light but I quite enjoyed the taste of this one.
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of wood, dark fruit, and some sweetness. Flavors of whiskey?, caramel, and some faint hops.
chinchill (3983) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Shared bomber bottle.
Lovely red-brown body with a very good head.
Lightly sweet with lots caramel and toffee. This is a bit boozy, mainly in the aroma, and it has pronounced bourbon barrel effects in the flavor. Still, excellent whisky barrel effects.
Overall: easily the best beer I’ve had from this brewer, and one of the best old ales I’ve ever had.
50belair (3262) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Chocolate and caramel malt bouquet. The taste follows suit. Oak, vanilla, and cola lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
ctipping (1039) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Deep amber body with a medium khaki head. Nose is dark fruits and booze. Bourbon. Tastes really sweet. Brighter fruits, but still fruity. Bourbon in the back end. Heavy sugars in this one. Well carbonated and very sweet. Way too sweet for me.
Ron (3465) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor are very malty, lots of caramel, some earthy hops, some oak, a bit of smoke. Almost a doppelbock quality to it. Thick palate, low carbonation. Lots of alcohol noticeable. Tasty.
jb (2815) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at cottage hill. Quite nice but split a bomber with friends. Strong rich and bourbon dominated. A sipper.
connor0415 (65) - - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has more quad characteristics than the standard old ale flavors. The whiskey barrel is present but not overpowering. I get a lot of dark fruits, vanilla, whiskey and a tad bit of sherry like oxidation.
I prefer the illudium cognac barrel version better, had much more barrel and much more sherry like notes and was much thicker. But overall both are excellent beers, they stack up with some of the best barrel aged old ales out there
BelgianBeerGal (3705) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours a dark brown color with lots of bubbles but not much of a head. Sweet aroma like dark brown sugar and honey but some lurking umami notes too plus a nice dose of yeast.. Bold flavor with dark molasses and some burnt toffee. Really nice vanilla and oak tannins that tighten the finish. No hint at all that this is almost 12%. Mighty tasty.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with clingy tan foam. Nose is sour blackberry, peat, cocoa and earth. Chewy with bits, gelatinous and fizzy. Weird stump juice feel. Taste is Southern Comfort, raisin, light smoke and prune. Sticky then dry and ashy. Hot and crazy.