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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Maltes: Crisp Pale Ale, Crisp Crystal, Crisp Chocolate. Hops: Mt. Hood, Centennial, Crystal.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
From BandC. 2010 Vintage. Shame about the low rating this gets I thought it was lovely. Caramelly malt, moderately boozey, dried fruit flavors. Tends more quite drinkable to super complex. Serving: Bottle


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2297) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of sweet caramel and malt. Dense, but clear, dark mahogany brown, Long-lasting 2" tan head, swirls of lace. Taste is toffee, malt, and alcohol, all competing to be tasted. Then, the addition of hops on the swallow. Big, strong brew, but I canít see how it fits the profile of Olde Ale. Good, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aromas of toffee and dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Pretty good but not spectacular.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/30/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, cherry, apple, herbal, grass, light leather, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, cherry, apple, herbal, grass, light leather, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, cherry, apple, herbal, grass, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice old ale style. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1391) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft at arcadia in Kalamazoo. Deep brown with a beige head. Toffee and some dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5927) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle consumed multiple times from notes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had caramel/toffee malts, some fruitiness, some alcohol, hints of chocolate, mild to moderate bitterness. Medium body, smooth finish. Decent, but forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (489) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2009 vintage. Sweet and slightly oxidized, but not bad. Has some strong caramel and minimal amount of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (366) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Sweet and chocolate aroma, some citrus hops as well as darker fruits in the flavor... nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On cask at brewry, poured into 10oz nonic. Dark amber, slightly hazy with very little carbonation. Soapy offwhite head leaving laces on the glass. Nose is fruity, sweet malt, piney hops. Medium bodied (wasnt expecting it to be this light), well balanced, boring mouthfeel with short sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
One of the vintage 2010 bottles. Dark cloudy amber with small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel with a mellowed alcohol taste. Nice smooth thick body. Very enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12oz bottled on 2/23/12 as 9% ABV with 51 IBUs - pours murky dark amber with tan head and thin lacing. Nose is nutty caramel with floral notes. Earthy qualities with sip. Fairly bitter with subdued sweetness. Kind of flat. Enjoyable.


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