brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 22 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a small yet sustaining light tan head, similar to the other two. Aroma is oak, marshmallows, toffee, not getting much fruit. The taste is oak, there is a sweetness that i am having a hard time identifying, toffee and overripe fruit. Unique experiment, i think they are all very similar, mild differences of course, but same basic beer, but i guess that’s the idea behind the beer. The more i drink this the more it gets boozy, growing tired of it actually, taste i think is downgraded by one.
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un cauchemar pour les diabétiques alors que sucres s’empilent et cachent les subtilités qui semblaient intéressantes sur papier. J’entrevois quand même l’orange et une verdure timide.
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Nose is lightly oaked, citrusy and resinous hops, caramel malts. Flavor is very similar with a sweetness that barely sneaks past the oak and hops. I’ve had this twice now. It was quite a bit better after it developed in the bottle, new vs. now.
andrewje41 (670) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pour split. Pours a dark red with not much head. Dark fruit bold aroma. Really dry tasting beer, with cherries and plum combined with an aged feel. A little graham cracker. Super smooth flavor with a really nice oak aged feel. Solid, smooth strong ale here. Good beer.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"1st of the three, aged on oak rather than in spirit barrels. Pretty nice look and feel. Definitely a fruitier and spicier take on the old ale style, but was unique and tasty. Can’t wait to try with the others. Flavor was pretty much the same in the bottle...traditional old ale with a boost from cherries and citrus zest, but the aroma was nearly good enough to bump the score."
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with a white head. Aromas of orange peel and oak. Flavor is similar. I don’t get much cherry or lemon but the orange and oak are there. Not bad.
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear amber-copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, oak and caramel. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, earthy hops and sweet fruit. The finish is oaky with a sweet and spicy fruit aftertaste. Above average overall.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a cream head. Nose is wood, sticky, rich malts, caramel, and sticky. Easy palate, caramel, sticky, wood, light alcohol.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet toffee and vanilla, dry and woody, hint of the fruit, nice and bitter.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Pours clear and deeply amber with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. As with the other versions, this beer’s aroma is almost too subtle to describe. All I can really pull from my glass of this version are mild notes of toffee and white oak. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and restrained carbonation. The flavor is a bittersweet fusion of toffee and hops intermingled with an enjoyable white oak component. As with the other two versions, there is no alcohol heat here and it finishes malty and mildly bitter. This treatment is much better than the other two. However, the base beer remains reminiscent of an Old Fashioned cocktail and I don’t like Old Fashioneds at all. Again, this is the best of the three treatments.