Jubilee Ale - Island Brewing Company
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3.25/5 rDev -4.4%
On-tap at Island
Dark amber in color with a khaki head. Opens up with bread, toffee, and toasted malt. A little bit of caramel in there as well. Mild floral and earthy hop aromas, a touch of metal to it, too. The flavor is quite sweet. Toast, caramel, toffee, and an overripe fruit note. A bit of tart prune juice, a tinge of metal on the finish. Very light hops.
08-15-2012 04:22:34 | More by womencantsail
2.25/5 rDev -33.8%
Bottle. GABF Silver Medal Winner 2002 and Gold Award at LA County Fair 2003, seems like it has a little pedigree. Pours a deep copper color with a light tan head that quickly disappears and collars around the glass. Malty, biscuit, nutty, caramel, and slight spice in the nose. Overall, not a bad smell but not great. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is...not that great. Slightly roasty with a perfume like note. Backbone really falls apart mid way through the game. This has an odd sweetness to it that doesn’t work for me. Lingering bitterness. Overall, meh, had once, not need to try again.
12-16-2011 23:37:43 | More by kbutler1
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours a clear dark brown with a 1 inch puffy tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Broken rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted peanuts and roasted malt mainly. Taste is of the roasted peanuts and malt with a hop flavor on the finish. Mild roasty bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. There is a good level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is a bit one dimensional with the roast aroma and flavor.
09-18-2011 03:12:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.38/5 rDev -30%
22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark ruby-brown with a couple fingers of light tan head that receded into a greasy film that left a network of thin lacing down the glass.
S: Sweet and briny with strange notes of what I think are spices or fruit.
T: Warm alcohol taste with notes of 'root-beer', chocolate and tobacco. Not a good combination. A touch of sourness to the finish with some bitter orange zest thrown in.
M: Medium body with even carbonation and a funky sour aftertaste.
D: A few mouthful of this was all I could handle. This one did not impress me at all. I see what they were going for in this one, sadly it's just not quite there yet.
01-08-2011 22:39:58 | More by scottfrie
3/5 rDev -11.8%
Pours with a small beige foam atop a erddish orange body, decent clarity, good lace, though the head faded quickly.
This is really odd smelling.... its got some brown sugary notes, but they remind me of a bbq marinade, almost in a teriyaki kind of way. Kind of reminiscent of a soy based marinade I have made before....even a little twinge of acid. Additionally, there are some stale 7-11 coffee flavors, caramel notes with some toasted notes in the taste that try to salvage what is really an off-putting aroma. Something else in the finish that I can't quite place, but overall not very enjoyable.
07-04-2010 23:02:37 | More by Ineedabeerhere
3.2/5 rDev -5.9%
Pours crystal clear and bright very dark, deep red with a light off white head that is short but firm; good looking beer.
Nose is a creamed coffee, not unlike Islands IPA but far more appropriate on this brew. Pleasant with carmel/fruit undertones.
Mouthfeel is medium with nice body and character although very one dimensional.
Flavor is strictly one dimensional as well in that there is a creamed coffee flavor, character and finish. Coffee character and flavor goes to finish as light espresso.
Not bad but drinks like a light stout in that you really get the roasted grain character and not much else.
12-12-2009 19:34:53 | More by GRG1313
3.63/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured a deep amber with a small, foamy tan head.Nose of sweet roasted malt, caramel, some fruit and hops. Taste was tangy sweet and biscuity malt flavor upfront. Caramel, fruit, baking spices and a bit of sourness. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness. Off balanced and not one of the best warmers I have had for sure.
09-08-2009 01:16:40 | More by barleywinefiend
3.28/5 rDev -3.5%
22 ounce bottle purchased from the brewery for four dollars a few weekends ago, opened last night with Drake, poured into a snifter, medium brown color with red edges, one inch creamy beige head that lasted about five minutes, minimal lacing, aroma consists of light hops, sweet malts, cherries, toffee, grapes, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla, flavor starts off with some sweet malts mixed with dark fruits, sweet in the middle as well, some mild bitterness in the finish to go along with a very big caramel presence, sweetens even more as it warms which hurts this brew's flavor profile, malty, sweet, and slightly dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, moedrate level of carbonation, taste lingers a little, pretty heavy stuff for what it is, alcohol is masked fairly well, the malt profile is strong and could use more of a hop presence to balance things out, wish this old ale packed more punch as far as ABV but its flavor does not seem to suffer too much from that, not a bad seasonal brew from these guys, would drink again, worth trying
09-06-2009 17:00:21 | More by Floydster
Jubilee Ale from Island Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.