Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Best before DEC 04 drank in OCT 04: Clear ruby orange with a thin off-white head. Doughy nutty malts in the aroma with a touch of brown sugar. Lively yet smooth mouthfeel, starts and ends lightly sweet with a long pleasant aftertaste. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Dark brown beer with a thin white head. Caramel and butterscotch aroma, a bit of cherry fruit. A bit highly carbonated, but shows nice complexity, caramel malts, cherry and berry fruit, slight hint of molasses sweetmenss. Brown demerara sugar as well. Finish is long and sweet, mostly caramel with a bit of spicy hops. gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Dark reddish brown pour with thin off-white head. Left good lacing though for the extended amount of time it took me to drink this bottle. Fruity, malty sweet nose wth alcohol and a little cherries. Sweet and fruity, cherries, a little port and peaty, earthiness. A little thin and watery though. Palate is OK. Flavors blend well but all in all a little thin all the way around. Definitely drinkable but not one of the best. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
(on bottle)Being fan of this particulat beerstyle, I´m surprised. My impression of old ales are that they have alot of layers and depth to them. This brew smells like fresh cut apples and, though it has a small roundness, the overall impression is sour. Very irritatating to the palate-sour. I once commented the hops on the bottle(Golden border) and again; way to much hopping for my palate. And where is the fine ageing of an old ale in this; it´s very youngish and perky. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Thanks to CAPTRON for sharing. Pours a reddish brown. Medium tan head. Aroma is toffee with fruit and some mild earthy notes. Taste is watery toffee with more fruit and a mild hint of wood and some earthy/peaty notes. Mouthfeel is moderate with a decent carbonation bite to it. Finish seems like mild cocoa or caramel mixed with slight fruit and malts.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Bottle. Reddish brown in color with a tan head. Fruity aroma. Fruity sour flavor. Very fruity beer. Malty. Ok beer. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Pours a reddish orange, with a tannish head. Rather fruity aroma. Very fruity sourish flavor, with a big malt backbone. Fruity finish. Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
Old good Jock. Beautiful chestnut/copper colour with an OK head. Aroma of grapes, cherries and dark malts. Rich winey and fruity flavours. Very respectable Scottish ale. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Pours nicely from the bottle. Tastes like a tea sweetened with Sweet-N-Low. Not bad, but not as good as other Scottish offerings. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2004
Bottled; Clear dark amber coloured. Huge off white lasting head. Sweet and malty aroma with a light cocoa note. Flaovur is light spicy, malty, sweet and has some vague hops notes. Is rather full in the mouthfeel. Is dry and light sweet in the end. Has a vague bitterness.