durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good to see the boys (I’m sure) at Sweetwater still have a boy’s sense of humor. This was a bottle shared by my brother-in-law. Pours clear brownish red with a small beige head. Nose shows caramel, toffee, figs and prunes, burnt candied sugar, and some citrusy hop presence buried under it all. Taste adds a slight earthy character. Dry palate. Surprisingly good, and very drinkable for the abv. Good deal.
Lonick (1588) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @cgarvieuk - The Xmas Tasting 2016. Pours dark copper, slight off white head. Nose is sherry, caramel, toffee. Taste is sherry, herbal, slight mint, slight caramel.
Stuu666 (10879) - 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 (9562) - 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 (21899) - 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 (10553) - 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 (10251) - 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 (14999) - , 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 (6743) - 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.