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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Big Dick’s is a classic English-style Olde Ale. Sweet and full-bodied malt flavors are complemented by a fragrant but mild hop bitterness. Sweet, bready malt aromas combine with rich flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, and sweet nuts. Truly a beer for the ages, Big Dick’s Olde Ale matures gracefully in the cellar as fruity, estery flavors and mineral notes emerge while the hop bitterness gradually subsides. Delightful on its own or as a digestif with a hand-rolled cigar, Big Dick’s is a delicious pairing for hearty good and cigars alike.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkbachman (181) - - OCT 10, 2012
Very sweet malty smell and taste. Finishes with a sherry type back end flavor. Hops are present in balance. Very complex beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours with a nice head that slowly dissipates. Orange color and chunks. Must be naturally carbonated though the bottle doesn’t say. Nice caramel flavor with alcohol evident but well blended. Good flavor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4613) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Aroma is mint and very malty. The flavor is fruit, heavy malts, some dirtiness and an alcoholic finish. Didn’t care for the dirtiness, was decent otherwise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Def a beer that doesn’t hit you right away. Revel in its complexity with yeasty flavours including bubble gum in the aroma, but a ripe fruity flavor. A unique old ale. 2010 vintage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Copper colored and cloudy with a malty butterscotch aroma and a thin tan head. Rich and malty sweetness with hop balance in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy coppery brown with a finger or two of head and aromas of fruit and brown sugar. Flavor is OK, but seems a little overly fruity and not quite sticky enough. There is a nice spiciness there that adds a little something unique, but this is a pretty run of the mill Old Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, deep amber with absolutely no head and lots of chunks of sediment, like flecks of black pepper. Aroma is quite sweet, some mustiness, lots of caramel, some toffee, cherries, prunes, orange. Smells like a mild double bock. Flavor is cherries, prunes, orange, lots of soy sauce, toffee. Sweet up front; very long bitter finish. Some alcohol on the tongue. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Think I’ll cellar a few of these.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
It poured a copper color with a small beige head. The aroma was of malt, bread, caramel, grass and some alcohol. The taste was similar, with fruit up front and a light hop finish. A very good Old Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Great amber tinted body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head and some beautiful ruby tints - very nice looking. Aroma of pungent must, mushrooms, alcohol, pit fruits, prunes, brown sugar, oranges and a touch of spice (mulling spices//allspice, cloves, canella). Full-bodied; Deep rustic malty flavour with a ton of caramelised sugars, prunes, pit fruits, must and a little hint of chocolate. Aftertaste is quite sweet with only a hint of malt, some alcohol and a touch of the musty, basementy flavours. Overall, a great beer and a bit more ’refined’ than typical Olds, this one shows a lot of barleywineish qualities and a ton of sugars, less so of the pungent flavours - but it worked out great. I’m glad I aged mine as much as I did and wish I would have kept it another year or so - this one developed rather nicely. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 31-May-2012.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1664) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12oz bottle pours darker amber color with whitish head that leaves no lacing. lots of sediment in this bottle..lots of sediment. the aroma of sweet malts and cherries and mild alcohol. the cherry aroma is almost sour but not quite...the flavor is a mild alcohol burn with a big plum and some backside of cherry flavor...i get plums and prunes all over this beer. knowing its the same fruit but prunes stand out for some reason. the malt flavor is overly sweet.


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