leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent dark brown, not much thin head. Brown sugar and umami nose, buttery toffee flavors, strong alcohol.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 70. Draft at Taps, Summerville, SC. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of raisin, toffee, pale crackery malts, citrus. The taste is toffee, candied citrus, earth. Medium bodied. 100th Georgia rating!
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark maroon brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of toast, toffee, light booze. Taste has more booze, dark fruit, raisins, dates. A big beer.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. I can tell I'm not a fan already. Weird off center. Not worth drinking and I couldn't finish it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle to glass. Light tan head over a dark, more-or-less clear, red-amber body.
Aroma: rich with traces of yeast, hints of caramel and faint booze, somehow giving the impression of a literally old ale.
Taste: definitely does NOT "follow the nose". It is interesting but, to me, unappealing and hard to describe. It is lightly spicy and somewhat bitter, with some off-tastes including charcoal.
Mouthfeel is good, with a medium+ body and medium carbonation.
O: Not worthy of recommendation, but maybe with some age?
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a very dark, russet-toned body with a medium-small, brief, off-white head. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Lightly nutty caramel and brown sugar with a edge of burnt grain. Pinch of spiciness. Low fruitiness. Slight leafy hop scent. Punchy booze in the nose.
Taste: Dark caramel, a bit nutty, and brown sugar, not nutty, with a decent amount of sweetness. For me, there’s certainly a roasty element present. Just as I’m left wanting some more malt depth, then, in comes some leafy hop character and bitterness along with some peppery alcohol. Noted spicy character. Slight dark fruitiness, but it’s a tad obscured by the spicy alcoholic qualities. Spicy, charred nutty finish with a good amount of alcoholic warmth to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Frankly, it didn’t strike me as an Old Ale, though, perhaps it could benefit from some aging.
Davidisokay (5) - - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber pour with light tan head. Slightly laced. Moderately carbed. Aroma is heavy malts; toasty and raisiny scents. Taste is sweet like candy with a non citrus bitterness barely present. A good brew but not my favorite from Sweetwater.
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Proof. Black-brown pour with medium off-white. Aroma is musty dark fruit and caramel. Tastes are toasty, raisin, toffee, earthy, brown sugar. Citrus bitter to Balance. Smooth enough, handles the alcohol well.
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet earthy grains and caramel with a bit of grass in the finish. Flavor starts with caramel but finish is more earthy grain and a bit of grassy hops.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany topped by a nice off-white head. Aroma is pretty complex, lots of caramel malts, light smoke, earth and some white grape. Sweet malts, some nuttiness, and a pretty bitter resinous hop character through the finish. Light alcoholic warmth, interesting beer.