Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 22oz bomber - Before rating this brew, I just want to say that I appreciate Sweetwater for making affordable brews. Also, nice name to this one. Pours a clear, but dark ruby/brown with off-white head that quickly diminishes to a bubbly ring. Smell heavy on the caramel malts with swirling dark fruits and some booze and earthiness. Taste is chalkly caramel malts, sweet hard candy, dark fruits, bitter than most old ales I’ve had, a vinous note creeps in. The booze is just noticable which is not a bad thing in my opinion. I also think this has to be one of the biggest beers Sweetwater has made (research shows 2nd biggest taking out the Quad’s variations). Medium with fine carbonation. Overall, at the price, I will most likely be buying a couple more to hold on to for a bit. I think this one shows some characteristics that could become more pronouced as it ages. (plus we don’t get to many ageable beers around these parts).
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Xmas tasting. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, little medicinal, herbal, taste is similar, sticky, chewy.
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a thin ring of white head. Aromas of fruity toffee, malt loaf. Taste is light sweet toffee, faint spice, boozy malt loaf. Sweet finish.
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home...dark brown... Soft sweet toffee.. Dark caramel toffee nose.. Dark rich chocolate toffee roast.. Da
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 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.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong bready malt, toffee, caramel, and candy sugar. Medium mouth, nutty malt, toffee, caramel, licorice, very sweet, boozy, very good.
slowrunner77 (10081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma slightly fruity and herbal. Obviously malt heavy but not obviously an old ale. Enjoyable, but like a lot of Sweetwater beers, not great. Shows the abv but was pleasant enough. My namesake beer after running my first 5k after 2 hip surgeries.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Year old bottle pour of deep brown with a small dissipating head. Aroma of huge sweet toffee and toasted barley. Aroma of big sweet caramel malt that packs a rich punch. Very smooth and oily on the tongue with a sweet tangy finish. Overall a very potent rich old style ale and catches up with you.
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jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Etched glass bottle. Weekly share. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of sherry, caramel, woody alcohol and dark fruit. Medium body.
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour no head. Sweet malty aromas. Flavors are roasted and sweet malt flavors, touch of fruit and spice.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from AlexFields, it looks like nasty brown sewage, smells like malt and weird earth dirt. surprisingly it tastes like a barley wine without any hops which I guess is okay if you’re into that sort of thing.