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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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A limited 15th Anniversary offering. High gravity, strong, malty old ale that drinks smooth and flavorful while hiding its potency.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2413) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet caramel nose. Flavor is sweet malts with some middle hops and caramel, clean finish. $5.49 for a 22oz bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a red gold color with a small white head. The alcohol is well hidden. This one has a bit of a sweet taste, especially as it warmed. Tastes a bit like good chocolate covered cherries. This was a nice smooth ale and I really enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
22oz bottle from the brewery. Amber pour with no real head. Aroma is sweet malts with a touch of smoke. The smoke also appears in the flavor and it makes the standard-ish old ale a little more interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Pours a crystal clear brown with a malty aroma. Caramel and brown sugar maltiness with a touch of banana esters. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
22oz bottle via trade with porterhouse! - Thanks Kevin! - Pours ruby/brown and somewhat sparkling with a nice tan foamy head that stays only briefly. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, a touch of smoke, some a bit of maple. Flavor is lots of caramel, some candi sugar, smoke, maple, earthy notes. Good and malty.. Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation and a sweet lingering aftertaste. Pretty tasty brew..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2009
This beer is hard to figure out. It’s malty like a brown ale or barely wine but not strong. It is good to drink. I’m not to keen on the label.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2006
(22 oz. bottle from the brewery) Pours a deep copper with about 2" of biscuit head that recedes to about 1/8". Nose is light caramel and hint of soft vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth, lightly prickly, a touch sticky at finish. Spotty bits of lacing. Flavor is mildly caramel maybe some very small hints of brown sugar and vanilla. More malty than hoppy. Flavor is quite mild. Mild bitterness in finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Pretty good overall but flavor is pretty timid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Smells of hazelnut, maple and sweet caramel with some smoke. The flavor is light and sweet but has a strong finish. It is very smooth and finishes clean with a slightly nutty aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Poured a clear dark amber color. Thick sweet caramel malty aroma. Brown sugar and caramel malt. Sweet has a decent taste but nothing special going on. Just sweet malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle sampled on 9/20/06: Pours a clear bright copper with a thin ring of wispy white head. Sweet, toasty, bready malty aroma has a good balance of piny hops. Body starts sweet and toasty with good caramel malty presence and a nice, bitter balance. A smooth and enjoyable old ale.


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