Finally going through my backlog of bottles in the house fridge. Opened up Joe's Old Ale. I'm just going to consider the scores on a hedonistic level since American Old Ale isn't really a style. Suffice it to say that I really enjoyed it, and it was something I shared with the Mrs., since it's in her wheelhouse.
Aroma: Moderate-high caramel and toffee. Low toasted bread crust. Low pine, grapefruit, with a very light floral ester which grows as it warms. Alcohol make the floral notes pop as it warms. A light plum-like fruit ester also present. Nothing off detected. 10/12
Appearance: Light copper with medium-low white head, medium-low carbonation with very light ring of bubbles at the edge. High clarity. Fine bubbles with light creamy lacing. 3/3
Flavor: Moderate-high caramel and toffee, with some light toast. Low nuttyness with medium-low floral notes. Medium-low plum-wine-like notes. Balance is slightly bitter and hoppy. 15/20
Mouthfeel: Medium-full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, no astringency or diacetyl slickness, dry finish 4/5
Overall Impression: Excellent beer that defies traditional old ale boundaries. Obviously an American take on the style. 8/10
Total Score: 40/50