apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very roasty, light alcohol nose, and malty aroma - also something like oatmeal to sweeten up the flavor. Dry, dank finish.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has that musty, cellared, yeasty aroma I've notcied in most other Old Ales, with a slight hint of alcohol - the flavor is mildly sweet and fruity, with tiny vinous notes - medium-bodied - moderately malty, with touches of roastiness - I'm not a huge fan of Old Ales, but this beer is pretty good.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great Old Ale, I have been meaning to buy this beer for quite some time but just kept putting it off. Old Peculier has a smooth palate, with hints of vanilla and toffee, similar aroma. It gives off a controlled effervescence when it hits your mouth, very nice. It is a shame I did not buy this beer years ago, I will now be drinking more of it.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light malt with a coors like aroma. A clear dark amber color with large head, little lacing. Taste is nutty and metallic, tasted with an unbalanced malt body. Very sour dry and unappealing, I didn't like this one at all. Either I had a bad one or I don't have a taste for this style.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When this brew was poured it had a medium head with fine-small bubbles that quickly dissipated. The body was reddish-brown. The lacing was extremely sparse. It had a fruity aroma to it. The taste was smooth and it had a sweet flavor in my opinion. There was a slight bitter aftertaste with this brew.
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a medium head of small fine bubbles and semi-transparent brown body. It has a mild malt aroma and a smooth palate with a bit of a tingle to the mouthfeel. It has some nice flavors of roasted caramel, malt and spices.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle)Mahogany color, creamy head. Yeasty aroma, fresh bread, a bit of hops. Roasted malt,and caramel mix with the yeast and then come back to resinous hops. Probably better served from a cask.
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Rich sweet aroma of chocolate and oak. Dark brown with red tint. Light caramel head and lacing. DELICIOUS. Slightly smoky flavour, fruity notes. Could drink this right out of the pitcher or bring a chair and drink at the liquor store cooler.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Restrained fruity aroma, I could be wrong but there seems to be chocolately notes. Pours a very opaque brown, thin head, low carbonation.Has a nice palate. Flavour is pleasantly sweet, hops are not really evident. Smooth delivery and great finish. My new favourite British beer.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to preface this review by saying that I'm not a big fan of English bottled beer. That in mind, a nice looking dark ale with exceptional head. Aroma is sweet and malty if not a little earthy. Smooth on the palate and goes down super smoothly. Flavor is earthy, malty and bitter. A slight dryness on the finish. Over all a good English brew.