BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled (I think) at Big Beers and Barley Wines. This was getting really late in the evening so the notes are cryptic at best. It was a fairly classic old ale with nice malt but also that flat, hoppy bitterness in the finish. Pleasant. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
The beer is medium to dark amber in color and pretty transparent. The head is off-white and relatively small. The aroma has a whole bunch of toasty caramel malt and pine resin-grass-mineral-orange rind hops. There’s a fruity note to the malt that leans towards peaches and apricots. Taste is closest to a strong American amber for me, though with a bit more body, I’d call it a relatively hoppy barleywine. There’s plenty of hop flavor and a health dose of bitterness. Big malt backbone of sweet caramel and toasted biscuit. Good balance between the two elements with neither the hops nor the malt really winning out clearly. Mouthfeel is smooth and appropriate. It’s a big, round mouthful of beer and drinks bigger than its abv suggests. A very good beer. I’d be interested in seeing how it ages, but I wouldn’t be shocked to prefer this one fresh. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
On cask at Borefts 2011. Poured light amber/orange with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Medium bodied with a flavour of orange and malt. Aftertaste is sweetly hoppy. Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, thanks to the man himself. It pours hazy amber, with a thick beige head. The nose is varnish, resin, wood, musty, spice and fruit cake. The taste is resin, wood, leaf, dark fruit, varnish, syrupy, spice and caramel, with a dry, slightly boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Solid stuff. Leighton (21496) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Bottle at the Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting, London. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white head. Toffee and caramel in the aroma, some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lots of dry, ripe fruits and light caramel. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Medium sweet finish, some leafy bitterness, light caramel, berries and other fruits. Well balanced. Very solid beer.
jackl (8215) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Deep amber color. Frothy white head. The nose is sweet brown sugar, dark berry fruit. The taste is raspberry jam, light coffee. Quite malty, thick. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall quite good. anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy finish. 77ships (9947) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: light amber orange coloured, small white head, smells of grapefruit & pine hops with touch flowery yeast, taste is bitter American type grapefruit & pine hops, flowers, touch fruity yeast, nectar, hint of malt & bitter finish, straw fruity, this old ale makes me think of an IPA, medium bodied, nice Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Clear amber/brown - white head. Roasted malts, amber malts, fruity, nutty, fruity, grainy, hay & straw notes, sweet malty, ok hoppy notes. JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
No head, Armenian cognac - coloured. Fruity nose, with exotic fruit (grapefruit and passion fruit) and hops. Bitter-hoppy flavour, grapefruit returning. Finish is a tad harsh, resin and even quinine (Simcoe...) Quite slick, hopoily, touch of sourness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied. Surprise - suggests an old ale, but it is something in between an IPA and an IIPA, IMO.