GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Pours a deep mahogany brown w/ a medium sized semi creamy froth. Froth is spattered and recedes slowly to reveal a fine canopy surounded by a complete wall of lace. Aromas of thick malted caramel and cocoa. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. If there ever was a seductive brew, this is it. Full yet soft and lucious mouthfeel w/ bold yet refined flavors. The hop profile is intricately weaved throughout holding it all together like only a good woman can. Malty w/ ample caramel, cocoa, slight roasted coffee and vanilla bean. Theres a slight nutty flavor that reveals itself as she warms. The finish is juicy and hangs around for a while w/ a perfect bittering of the asprin sort. Overall: a well balanced brew of a sensuous nature. Theres nothing about this brew thats short of true classic. Connoisseurs Choice! Highly Recommended. TorbenJensen (1528) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Absolutely beautiful color. Thin foam layer which leaves small islands of foam after a short time. The aroma is incredibly delicate black currant, lots of other soft fruits and some smoke and a little mocha.
The taste is almost as heavy as the aroma might indicate, but it has a nice sweetness of berries, distinct mocha and slightly nutty flavor that together with smoked malt gives the unique fullness and very different composition than expected. Hard Roasted malt is the back of the taste spectrum. It has clearly port tones. Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2007
I have had this beer in many different vintages, though it is great after and 2-3 year cellaring I’m reviewing the one I tried a day of the bottling line. It pours a dark brown/amber with a small tan head. Aromas of light floral and chocolate, toffee, roasty burnt caramel and coffee. A full palate of dark fruits, chocolate malt, caramel, espresso, and some roasted nuttiness. Slightly dry finish, one of the best winter warmers. Aging brings out more bourbon, alcohol, and port flavors. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 2012 Vintage. Pours ruby with a large beige head. Smells nutty and a bit of toffee. Taste is a bit of mocha with some solid toffee and hazelnutty notes. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Avery Old Jubilation finishes with a bittersweet chocolate note. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Dark mahogany with big, creamy tan head / Big nose of toffee and raisins / Full, moderately syrupy body with a spritz on the strong finish / Flavors of toffee, raisins, nuts, coffee, wine, and chocolate / Great balance and finish. A stunner from these masters of monster ales.
robinvboyer (4663) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
dark mahogany color, small tn head, good lacing. Aroma is very nutty, notes of hazelnuts, plums, freash baked raisin bread. Wow, i could smell this all day, such a beautiful aroma. Flavour is malty, with again, a good amount of nutty flavours. Lots of hazelnut, and some almond. NIce bready notes in the finish with some ripe fruit. Wow, this is an incredible beeer! I love this! davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Great beer. Spicy flavours, and very long lasting. Thick palate to go with it.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Style and Glass: Strong English Ale, Pint
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA for $5.00
Aroma: tannins, grapes, malty, sweet, honey, fruity
Visuals: beautiful label, summer sunset, deep, ruby, nice tan head, hazy, long lasting lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy barley malt, cherry, peach, some hops, good strength.
Palate: high quality, sticky texture, long burnt finish.
Overall: Wonderful, delicious, great flavor & finish. I’d love to repeat. It’s a favorite. High value. High craft. I paired it with vegetarian chili and a blackened chicken wrap — absolutely delicious, and a very good pairing. swanny22 (12) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
A fantastic beer. A creamy taste with a spicy feel in your throat. This is the beer that will leave you wanting more. It has definitely jumped into my top 10. njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Let me start by saying I am a big fan of Winter and Old Ales, and Old Jubilation may be my favorite.
The beer pours a reddish brown with a relatively good head of foam that hold up well.
The aroma is tart cherry, currents, malt, and a wisp of alcohol. A great smelling beer.
The Cherry and Currents in the aroma take of the beginning of the taste, and remain for quite a while, then you pick up a good dose of malt, and the taste ends with a mild burn (as would be expected in a Winter Warmer), and a good dose of bittering hops. Wow
Mouthfeel and Drinkability are what you would expect from a quality brewed strong Ale.
Over all outstanding!