Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark red and pretty cloudy, with about a half finger of head and some slight lacing.
The smell is a bit dark malt and some dark fruit flavors mixed in there together.
The taste is pretty sweet and it giving off a flavor of butterscotch and some caramel flavor. It also has a slight bitterness as well.
The feel is pretty refreshing and goes down easy, more a surprise is how this beer does not leave you with a wrecked tongue. It is with you for just about the right time and them goes away and does not linger on the pallet.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deeper brown with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, darks fruits and nuts. Flavor of tofffee, caramel, rich toasted malt and dark fruits. Very well done.
puboflyons (2387) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, wood, dried fruits, some citrus, toast, and toffee. Taste of dried fruits, caramel malts, nuts, toast, and a semi-sweet finish. Thanks Tom!
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber. Pours a very dark amber, pretty much brown, with thin veil of bubbles on top. Aroma of nuts - pistachio, peanut, cashew, smoke, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk. Taste reveals a vanilla / chocolate milk shake blend, with the aforementioned nuts on the finish. Medium bodied, very drinkable. Quite nice, was surprised, a good brew.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Pours a dark brown with just a wisp of beige head. Aroma is roasted nuts and just a bit of alcohol. Taste is a roasted malt bomb with a bunch of vanilla and maybe just a hint of coconut. This is an interesting Old Ale, not nearly the sweetness i have come accustomed to with the style.
rejtable (1598) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown, some head and some lacing. Huge gusher. Nose is syrup and vanilla. Flavours of syrup, vanilla, brown bread and some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/heavy sweet, medium bitter. Mouth is medium body with lively carbonation.
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a super huge brown foamy head (quite a bit of a gusher actually). Aroma of dry caramelized malt with some dry toffee notes. Taste is also dominated by actually quite nice dry caramelized malt notes with some subtle notes of toffee and a generally quite dry finish. Body is about average with too much carbonation. Not too bad for an old ale that was past its best by date by almost three years.
MeadMe (1411) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a murky brown hue some floaters with a nice tall tan head. Head dies to a ring with some lace.
S: Mild aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit.
T: Pretty tasty. Nice chocolate with hints of coffee. Mild roast which adds to the enjoyment. Mild notes of dark fruit with tinges of caramel and darkened brown sugar.
M: Medium in body, smooth, ample carbonation.
D: Good, a real solid ale. Not pushing the limits when it comes to Old Ales, but tasty and drinkable none the less.