Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a soft brown/amber color with a creamy colored finger’s worth of semi-foamy head. Sly speckled lace.
The aroma had a soft sweet blend of toffee, caramel, light cereal grains and a touch of nuttiness. Floral hops. Vanilla bean. And then a whiff of allspice. Light bread at the end.
The flavor blended all of the previously mentioned aromas together soft and sweet adding just a touch of some dark fruits as it warms. All seems to blend gently on into the aftertaste and lead into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt right.
Overall, pretty nicely done old ale that I could have again. Reading some of the other reviews makes me feel lucky I got a good bottle, I’m suspecting there may be some off batches of this. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours brown/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, and light cereal from the malts plus light floral hops a little dough, and hints of spice. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad old ale. Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Looks fine with a dark translucent mahogany pour with light fizzy tan head. Aroma is cherry, hot trash, rotten vegetal slime, and cola. Taste is rotten sour fruits and vegetables. This is bad. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Sour and dusty, the tartness is just plain wrong. Rich and thick with a lot of sweetness, pretty bad, I drain poured it bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours dark Mahogany with a big head of brown bubbles. Aroma is mostly dark sweet malt and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very sweet with caramel and alcohol.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bomber from a trade on BA - thanks, Crandall! Vigorous hazy brown pour, loads of bubbles and sticky lacing. Nose was sharper than the sweet concoction I’d expected, filled with wood, yeast, spice, and hops along with the dark fruits and toffee one anticipates. The surprise continued a bit in the taste which, though the sweeter old ale qualities were there, came across very much like a hoppy brown in places. Interesting and enjoyable. Paul312612 (6) - Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Went to brewery, got growler full of Antiquity. Also bought bomber of Whiting. Antiquity is a great dessert beer. Strong alcohol, not quite a barely wine. Taste molasses, raisin, and malt.Full bodied. No coffee flavors. dogfish120love (1339) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours mahogany with ferocious bubbles and tan lacing. Aroma consists of beef jerky, caramel and toffee. The flavor is somewhat sweet. This is one strange beer.