Lonick (1872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2016 Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 22oz bomber - Before rating this brew, I just want to say that I appreciate Sweetwater for making affordable brews. Also, nice name to this one. Pours a clear, but dark ruby/brown with off-white head that quickly diminishes to a bubbly ring. Smell heavy on the caramel malts with swirling dark fruits and some booze and earthiness. Taste is chalkly caramel malts, sweet hard candy, dark fruits, bitter than most old ales I’ve had, a vinous note creeps in. The booze is just noticable which is not a bad thing in my opinion. I also think this has to be one of the biggest beers Sweetwater has made (research shows 2nd biggest taking out the Quad’s variations). Medium with fine carbonation. Overall, at the price, I will most likely be buying a couple more to hold on to for a bit. I think this one shows some characteristics that could become more pronouced as it ages. (plus we don’t get to many ageable beers around these parts).
Bottle @cgarvieuk - The Xmas Tasting 2016. Pours dark copper, slight off white head. Nose is sherry, caramel, toffee. Taste is sherry, herbal, slight mint, slight caramel. Stuu666 (13394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at the Xmas tasting. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, little medicinal, herbal, taste is similar, sticky, chewy. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours hazy brown with a thin ring of white head. Aromas of fruity toffee, malt loaf. Taste is light sweet toffee, faint spice, boozy malt loaf. Sweet finish. cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle at home...dark brown... Soft sweet toffee.. Dark caramel toffee nose.. Dark rich chocolate toffee roast.. Da oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of wood, dark fruit, and some sweetness. Flavors of whiskey?, caramel, and some faint hops.
djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong bready malt, toffee, caramel, and candy sugar. Medium mouth, nutty malt, toffee, caramel, licorice, very sweet, boozy, very good. slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma slightly fruity and herbal. Obviously malt heavy but not obviously an old ale. Enjoyable, but like a lot of Sweetwater beers, not great. Shows the abv but was pleasant enough. My namesake beer after running my first 5k after 2 hip surgeries. pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Year old bottle pour of deep brown with a small dissipating head. Aroma of huge sweet toffee and toasted barley. Aroma of big sweet caramel malt that packs a rich punch. Very smooth and oily on the tongue with a sweet tangy finish. Overall a very potent rich old style ale and catches up with you.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Weekly share. Pours dark brown white head. Nose/taste of sherry, caramel, woody alcohol and dark fruit. Medium body. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour no head. Sweet malty aromas. Flavors are roasted and sweet malt flavors, touch of fruit and spice.