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 (1315) - 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 (4813) - 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 (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Great beer. Spicy flavours, and very long lasting. Thick palate to go with it.
MetalNHopHead (2271) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Ah, an American-made English Strong Ale that isn't spiced to all hell. Old Jubilation pours garnet brown with an off-white head. Excellent foam retention and lacing. Malty toast aromatics. Fat malt-forward flavors with a hint of creaminess. Nutty and toffee-like. Rich texture yet it isn't too heavy. Some lingering warmth. This is a modern brewing Winter classic that hopefully won't ever go out of style. 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.