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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Brown color, apparently lowly carbonated, with small creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, dry caramel, dusty, earthy, light puke. Flavor of dark caramel; the mouthfeel is quite round; then some more evident roastiness appears, and blends into a strong bitterness; very light residual sweetness; there is also a dusty impression.
More an American interpretation of Scotch Ales than an Old Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark brown pour. Aroma of roasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon. Medium bodied. Bit of spice in the flavour which compliments the coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
On tap at Pumphouse Pub in Richmond. Dark reddish brown. A bartender’s maxi-pour, so no head to speak of. There’s some interesting depth here, and I don’t pretend to any knowledge of "old ale" as a style, but it’s surely a nice winter ale. Lots of malt and some caramel I think. A bit of hops well in the background. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3642) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Brown,small tan head.Nose of dry roast,malt sweetness.Earthy toasty malt profile,quite sweetGood body,medium hop bitterness as it warms

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Winter seasonal olde ale with a strong roasty body with some mild hops to balance it out, sweeter yeast notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a clear mahogany with light cream head & lacing. Aroma has some spice, alcohol. Taste is caramel and a good mix of other malt complexities balanced by the hops. Cinnamon and nutmeg present as well. Finishes dry and satisfying. Good example of style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin tan head, and good lacing. smell is of malt, cocoa, few hops, and a roastiness. taste is a bit watery, roasted malt, cocoa, a touch of coffee, and a little pepper. ends a little on the oily side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ PBF2012.

Unclear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bead, caramel, nutty notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120728]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled 66cl (PBF, bottle from Oregon)
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Dark bread and alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Rye bready flavor with some alcohol and touch of caramel. Quite simple barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled@PBF2012. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, herbs and some sweet maltyness. Flavour is caramel, some hops, alcohol and quite thin as for the palate.

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