polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, toast, coffee, resin hops, wood, dark dried fruits and vanilla. Very dark brown hue that sits very dark ruby brown/black in the glass with a small off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and heavy bitter. Palate very full bodied, oily with average carbonation. Overall I was quite surprised with this brew after reading the reviews. I loved the aroma and taste and everything else was average at least. A good one. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Dark brown pour. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, toast. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, some toastiness. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, coffee, roast, and a touch of smoke. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights around the edges of the glass. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a soapy ring. There’s is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with chocolate and molasses. There is some fruitiness in the middle. The finish has light-moderate anise, roasted coffee, citrus hops, and a touch of alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it really seems like more of an Imperial Stout than an Old Ale. Regardless of what style it is, it’s pretty tasty. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Crunchy’s (from backlog). Dark caramel/brown pour with out much head. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and lots of grains in aroma and flavor. The aromas are a bit muted though. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
bottle courtesy of hubluvsbeer, thank you! decent little brew here, lots of nice sticky sweet flovors coming through, has a sasparilla quality to it which is nice and bright and spicey, as well as some darker dried fruts and prunes to really ground the body. i think this could do well with a year or two on it to round it out axctually.has a bit or shapr candi suger edges to it, but overall nice and enjoyable.
emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a clean burnt copper with one finger of dark tan head. Very nice nose, rich and caramelly with notes of raisin and prune. Awesome dextrinous sweet malt character. Light showing of alcohol. Flavor isn’t quite the same, get some oxidized hops in there. Some toasted cereal grain and rich chocolaty malt. Slight astringency and noticeable bitterness. BigBeer45 (1532) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle, label lists 9.2% alc.,
this ale had a dark brown pour that revealed ruby at the bottom of the glass when held to a light, the pour made a one finger light tan colored head, the effervescence was hard to see except at the bottom of the glass when held to a light, then, I saw some spare bubbles flowing here and there, and there was a small stream at the center of the glass, this beer left spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottom of the bottle was covered with a dark layer of sediment,
it was malty, aromas of roasted malt, bread, faint chocolate, caramel, faint raisin dark fruit in the background, hint of molasses with bread and caramel sweetness, some alcohol notes and nut appear as it warms,
the flavors were roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and molasses, licorice/anise show up as this ale warms,
there was not much sweetness on the tongue, this drink not as sweet as I thought it would be,
mouth feel was medium, may be a touch more, and felt a little creamy on the palate,
a nice Old Ale, the alcohol was hidden well, and this drink is better at warmer temperatures.
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle showing ABV of 9.2%. Pours a very dark brown. Creamy looking long lasting tan head. Mild roasty aroma. Flavor of dark fruits and caramel. Very smooth and creamy. Mouthfeel is mild bitter caramel. Very nice Old Ale. My highest rated Schmohz beer to date. I think overall the Schmohz beers have been improving. superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2016
12 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, and coffee; with lighter notes of molasses, nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, and coffee; with lighter notes of molasses, nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness/carbonation, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden, with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is nice old ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. Feels a bit too roasty for an Old ale; but is not to the point where it would feel like a stout. Could have used stronger dark fruit flavors also; but nicely enjoyable all around. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is dark, roasted malts. The flavor is coffee with some roasted malts as well as some burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.