BeerRenter76 (1036) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017 Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to rustychiles for the share on this. This beer is very strange. Comes across as an oily IPA, but is apparently imbued with what is undeniably treacle. The oiliness is a new dimension to me. This is definitely an American interpretation of the style, not what I would consider in the style, but good. Unique and worthy of drinking, but not what you’re looking for if you want a good, traditional old ale.
Originally rated on 1/19/2009. This pours a pale, murky amber with a few floaters. A little carbonation, thin head that didnt leave much lace. Aroma has a little plum and berry, mostly malty though. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth, the alcohol was not noticeable. The flavor was a little peculiar, it was of sweet malts. I havent had much experience with this style of beer, and i dont have much to compare it against. Not that it was bad, but I really didnt care for it too much. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle thanks to Leon. Pours dark gold with no head. Caramel nose. Average, medium body. Raisins. Electrical fire. Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft. hazy deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of the stuff inside malted milk balls. Taste is lightly spiced and malty. Decent. deyholla (12289) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has lots of sweet caramel and dark sweet grains with a big of grass. Flavor has sweetness throughout with notes of cookie, toffee, caramel and grains. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 2012: Fruity aroma. Pours a rich clear copper with no head and minimal lacing. The taste is slightly sweet with a bitterness that grows into the finish. Fruit, bread, with hints of nuts, and some alcohol warmth in the end. Medium body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is soft. Overall, a savory beer. I hope to get another bottle when the weather is cooler.
vandint (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2011 bottle from HEB. Smell is sweet, taste is bitter. I love old ales, but this isn’t what I’ve come to expect. It might be a bit better if the sweetness has time to age more (maybe?). It’s not bad, but I don’t really like it. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2012
22oz bottle 7/25/12 (Whole Foods-Austin)-Pours a goldenish amber with a nice one finger off white head. Aroma of hops, malt, toffee, and dark fruit. Taste of the same with more sweetness and caramel. This medium to frull bodied brew is not bad. Pretty tasty. Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22oz bottle - 2011 vintage.
Clear amber body with some beige head. Big time caramel aroma with some earthy hops. Lots of earth in the flavor as well with caramel and bready malts.
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Not great. Light for an old ale.... Well it was light compared to a lot of the old ales that I have had lately. Nutty, toffee, caramel. Popcorn. A bit hollow in the mid palate. Interesting but not that good. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
(22oz bomber 2011 vintage thanks to Dixonian) Clearish medium amber, lasting creamy fine offwhite head. Nose of rich caramel when coaxed, earth, honey, nice. Taste of earth, bit like dirt, caramel, toasty almost burnt, medium thick and a bit syrupy.