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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Big Dickís 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 Dickís 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 Dickís is a delicious pairing for hearty good and cigars alike.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwarner5030 (8) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2013 does not count
Tried the 2010 batch and it was delicious! Very flavorful! Nice and smooth. Dark brown color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
22oz bottle. sour lambic aroma. sweet cherry scent. OLDE on the palate. lots going on.... complex! carmael, chocolate, toffee, and dark fruit. very nice hop.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2010 bottle. Aroma & appearance are admittedly diminished by age, but the mellowing of the flavor more than makes up for the more vain characteristics. I ended up being very impressed by this beer; enjoying it immensely and finishing it far quicker than the style deserves. Fresh, sweet apple juice on the nose; a surprisingly appealing attribute. Faint, but it strongly implies the quality of the flavor. And, more importantly, the flavor doesnít let you down. Rich & full bodied but aromatic & smooth in a pointedly fruity (but not too sweet!) sort of way. Rarely can such a flavor profile be accomplished. Thank the lord for patience; this one proved the worth of aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2010
This stuff is fantastic. Pours a hazy ruby with a medium head, fading to moderate lacing. Great nose, malty, dark fruits, sweet, earthy. Tastes brilliant, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, a teensy bit sour on the backend. It has only moderate carbonate, but has a nice crispness. It feels thin, but creamy and sticky at the same time. The 9% alcohol is hidden better than just about any 9% beer Iíve ever had. If I had to compare it to something, Iíd liken it to a dubbel thatís more subtle on the tongue but more intense on the liver. Itís good stuff. Iíd like to try aging this puppy a bit and see how it turns out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obriencurt (4) - East Hampton, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2010 does not count
I loved this beer, my only complaint was that it lacked enough body to really fill out itís taste. Otherwise it is spectacular and leaves you wanting more, more, more...

   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 doesnít say. Nice caramel flavor with alcohol evident but well blended. Good flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Very nice pour to one of my St. Bernardus goblets - frost-hazed caramel/orange body holding sparse yet determined channels of effervescence under a full, almost-tan head which all but crackles away to a wispy island. While the nose found incredible amounts of bubblegum from the neck of the bottle, pouring transmogrified it to a tart and tannic fruity-maltiness with splashes of cherries and banana laffy taffy.... rather how Iíd imagine a Flemish Sour as served by a circus clown. The aromas come together fairly accurately in the flavor, with a focus on malts and fruit, a middle-ground of chocolaty cereal and a backdrop of earth, clove and yeasts. Mouthfeel is thick yet vibrant, substantial yet sharp. A hint of alcohol reveals, and that only late in the game (more so in effect rather than flavor). Lingers long and flavorful with low sweetness and a dry fruitiness. I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this after first viewing how it fared on RateBeer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5681) - 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 írefinedí 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. Iím 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 Sicilianoís in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 31-May-2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Def a beer that doesnít 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.

   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.

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