on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
One of our favorites! This English Old Ale is brewed with the best English malts and hops and then aged to give it a deliciously smooth body and flavor. Mild roasty flavors compliment its malty sweetness. Definitely a great one for cold winter nights and to bring home in a growler! 42IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, treacle, earthy and spicy hops with dates. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blomster (267) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
Not my style. Clear brown pour. Malty aroma, leather, caramel, little dusty. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5524) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Brown watery pour. Light roasty malt aroma. Medium malty roastiness with an ok bitter. Watery but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4532) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Backlog rating, thanks to many great ratebeerians. The smell is cardboard, dusty, malts, fruits, and ok. The look is amber, off white head, and clear. The taste is clear, malts, fruits, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (932) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
Caramel, nuts, and a little metallic tinge in the aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. Lots of alcohol and a little bitterness in the finish. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
One last winter beer for the last day of February, aka the cheapskate month. "The Sworn Enemy of Cabin Fever" and oddly on a shelf next to Berkshire’s Cabin Fever at the store. Dark roast aroma of brown sugar, plums and such. Dark cherrywood color. Gaahhh...the flavor is like wet fur and sour berries you might find on a prickly vine. Syrupy consistency that would be fine if it weren’t so sweet. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2100) - - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a fluffy off white head, dissipating quickly to some nice lacing. Nose is a little weak but some roasted malts are apparent. Taste is also a lot of roasted malts but also adds some dark fruits and just a touch of hop bitterness to close. Nice soft palate. Tastes awesome but the other elements are holding it back from being great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle from 2011. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a smallish yellow white head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. The aroma is quite sweet with lots of caramel and brown sugar as well as a fair amount of dark pitted fruits and orange marmalade. Sweet dark sugary flavor is mixed with orange and dark sweet cherry and is cut with a touch of earth melanoidin and alcohol. Hints of smoke and roast round out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I remember trying this fresher and it didn’t seem to meld well. With a bit of age on it this is a nice old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2012
This one was quite good. Jan 2012 release. Could probably do with a bit more age. Good dryness as others have mentioned.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2637) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2012
From the 22 oz. bomber stamped Bottled in January 2011! Aging this Old Ale has done wonders for it. The pour is a handsome looking dark brown with a modest head that fizzles to a ring but leaves a little lacing. The aroma is full of sweet malts, molasses, licorice, and yeast. The body is full. Mellower than some old ales thanks to it being 18 months old but it is upfront sweet with a mild bitterness hitching itself to the back. I liked it a lot.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50