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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is our version of a traditional English-style Old Ale. A bit of Blackstrap molasses is added during the brewing process which contributes to it’s malty, caramel-like flavors. Extended aging is implemented which lends to its overall character. A strong, complex beer with a fruity nose and plenty of malt backbone.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2003
absolutely deliciuos, this could possibly be one of my favorite brews, the caramel taste stays on your tongue and the alcohol content is beautiful


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small frothy beige head that faded to a thin film. The aroma is sweet toffee and caramel sweetness with a little molasses and brown sugar. The flavor is equally sweet, but if comes across as a bit thin for an Old Ale. I think there should be a big more body and thickness for the style. Finishes with some lingering caramel and light molasses. Lighter bodied, a bit watery really, with soft minimal carbonation. Decent tasting beer, but not enough heft to make for a good Old Ale. This one certainly couldn’t stand up to any aging at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (255) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
Drank from the bottle, a gift from a friend. Good solid, olde English style. Has a strong overpowering smokey flavor. DuClaw has better beverages out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamP01 (590) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, toffee, grains with mild fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with some mild bitterness. Palate is a medium body. moderate carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, grains, some mild toffee notes and fruity with some bitterness on the end foe balance. This brew seems a bit lacking for an old ale. Overall it still not too bad, a good brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
Appearance: dark amber, with a short, thin beige head. Aroma: blast of caramel malts, molasses, some nuts, and booze. Taste: burnt sugar (not in a good way), molasses, caramel, astringent alcohol. Finish: overly burny booze, lingering sweet malts. Notes: Not as good as I’d hoped. Overly burnt and boozy for such a relatively low alcohol content. Low rating could partially be blamed on palate fatigue (Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Fest, Timonium, MD, 2014).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (568) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours deep mahogany brown with little head. The aroma is like apple butter; fruity and spicy, with some caramel malt. Sweet, rich flavor. Strong in the finish. A lot carbonation in the body. This was pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a reddish amber with a white head. Aroma of grape and caramel. Taste is very grape with barley wine type bitterness and an alcohol burn.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1299) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at blaw. Copper color. Small head. Huge caramel aroma and malt. Grains. About the same taste. Wow. Big caramel malt blast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (140) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Nutty, caramel and dark fruit on the aroma. Appearance is brown and hazy. Off white head with poor head retention. Malt forward with a dark caramel character of plums with a light chocolate flavor. Fruity esters are present. Mouthfeel is medium-high. Carbonation is medium low. Alcohol warmth is evident. Overall it's a decent old ale that needs more time to develop more complex flavors and aromas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1266) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Amber orange color, bit of a mild fruit, some mild hop blended with a bit of hops. Overall I thought it was kinda average

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8960) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of molasses, old fruits, licorice, caramel, burnt sugar, earth and toasted grain. Medium body.


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