Reid (2587) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2017
32 oz growler from Growl Movement in Salem OR
Beer is no longer 10.5% alc it is 8.25%
Pours a slightly hazy chestnut brown colour with a nice sized creamy and thick creme coloured head.
Aroma is mainly caramel and toffee malting. Some faint dank hops.
Taste very balanced between hop and malt but with the toffeeish malts winning out. Some dark coffee like bitterness in the very end.’
Very nice thickish malty mouth feel.
A nice winter warmer..not sure this is an Old Ale more an English Strong in the tradition of Wassail or Jubelale pinkzambia (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Tap @ Flying Pie: Clear brown with a tan head. Sweet earthy aroma with a dirt hop profile. Not too sweet, just right. Real nice. crispaire (242) - - DEC 8, 2016
enough aromatics to get you to want to take a sip. great looking beer. the body is perfectly rounded with a smooth mouthfeel. it’s one of the lightest winter ales but it doesn’t lose a thing on flavor or palette. i may have to return for seconds... BillKismet (4090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Melanoidin ruby red body with a brown cream head. Fruity candi malt aroma with a body that is fruity, wet shoe, and apricot. A finish of dark malt tannins washes over the palate. Medium-bodied. Ok. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2015
The nose is wonderfully balanced. A nice caramel with an orangey hop aroma. Very wintry. It’s got one hell of a body on it. So thick and smooth. The whole beer is just really well executed. Smoothness, sweetness, carbonation and bitterness all well judged and in harmony.
andrewje41 (4083) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Draft 8 oz pour at Special Brews. Listed as a barleywine. I’d believe either way. Clear caramel color pour with a swirl fizz head. Surprising amount of hops on the aroma. Quite dominant. Isn’t very sweet, which made this a winner for me. Bold malt flavors with a cool finish. Quite nice. mcberko (18408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at Engine House No 9, pours a deep dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out lots of caramel malt and considerable resinous hops for an old ale. Flavour is very unusual, with earthy roasted chestnuts upfront, followed by resinous hops and bready caramel malt. Well-balanced and nicely constructed. Strange but decent. fiulijn (20938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Draught at Apex, PortlandSG111 (1927) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Hazy amber color with compact head. This bold Ale has a nice, original fruity character, sweet grapes, light durian; it’s moderately sweet, malty, correct bitterness.
On tap at Bier Stein, Oregon. Pours amber brown color. Off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, slight fig. Flavor is sweet, malty, toffee, fig, some dark fruits, maybe a of raisin. Slightly bitter finish which compliments the sweetness well. authenticmead (69) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at ABV. Delicious balance of huge malts with hops. Nice and drinkable for 10.5 ABV!