Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Smells of sweet malt, aged hops, and citrus rinds. It pours a clear caramel color. It has a powerful bitterness through the flavor profile. Tastes like a a hoppy IPA left to age for a couple years. The palate is just full enough to avoid tipping over into the dreaded cloying and hoppy category. A great beer to mix it up on a sunday. SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 6, 2013
bottle. clear rusty copper with a small, frothy, beige head. estery fruit nose with some intoxicating fusels. flavors include prune juice, sweet berries, unripe berries, light abv astingency. a warming beer that stays away from being too sweet or too bitter. i see it as more of a malty sweet beer balanced by the high abv rather than a huge load of hops. it falls on the lighter side of medium bodied. its like an american style old ale in the tradition of ameri versions of english barley wines. i’m enjoying it more with every sip! slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
bomber. Deep brown. Nose is sweet w/ hints of fermented fruits. Sweet malts, smooth mouthfeel/slick. Mild burnt brown sugar. Boozy but very easy. PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour, tight off-white head that sticks around a while. Sweet aroma with some hints of kid’s cereal, some chocolate covered cherries, a hint of dates. Flavor is full bodied and bold with some chocolate notes, some raisiny-date goodness, a touch of sweet cherries, and a dash of licorice - all blended together rather nicely. Thick rich mouthfeel. Solid entrant from Sweetwater. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel. Copper colored with a short tan head. Strong caramel and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, soft fruit notes and dark bread. Body is medium with a moderate, dense carbonation. Ends with more strong caramel notes, sweet malt, cocoa, fruit notes and dark bread.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
22oz bottle. Colbalt blue & Ruby Red label. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma oh citrus hops & dark malts. Tastes like an Americanized version of the Old Ale. Dark malts, dates/figs/raisins, burnt caramel, charred sugar. Sweet backbone with loads of citrus hops flavor. (3568) jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours a murky blackish-brown from the bottle with bubbly tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, dust, and toffee. Taste follows, well balanced with the booze well hidden. It was definitely good, but I feel I need to get another one to age it. I will report back. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 29, 2013
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is light caramel and toffee. Flavor is rich caramel and toffee with a nice hit of hops which surprised me for an old ale. It’s a little thinner than some, but I find it quite pleasant.
Wife: 3.85 oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Good to see the boys (I’m sure) at Sweetwater still have a boy’s sense of humor. This was a bottle shared by my brother-in-law. Pours clear brownish red with a small beige head. Nose shows caramel, toffee, figs and prunes, burnt candied sugar, and some citrusy hop presence buried under it all. Taste adds a slight earthy character. Dry palate. Surprisingly good, and very drinkable for the abv. Good deal.