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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Traditionally, Old Ales are an English style of dark, rich and sweet ale, typically with flavors of soft currant fruit and blackstrap molasses. While Old Ales typically have IBUs (bitterness) of 30-65, Eel River Brewing put their own spin on the style by adding extra hops to ramp up the IBUs to 80!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread. Tastes sweet with balancing bitterness. Full bodied, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7880) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is typical for a barley wine, caramel malts, and some weak hoppy elements. Taste is light sweet flowery, with caramel and bitter liquorice. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a clear dark cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of black strap molasses, caramel malt, a hint of figs, brown sugar, chocolate and a hint of floral hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, chocolate, figs, a hint of brown sugar and some floral hops. Finish has a little alcohol burn with brown sugar, chocolate and some lingering hop bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty aroma With notes of chokolade. Sweet chokolade flavor. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Sample from at bottle at DØE 2016. Hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (417) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2016
BOTTLE. Ruby/amber pour with some floaty particles, minimal off white head.. Sweet malty nose, toffee, candy & some dark berries.. Rich dark malt backbone, dried fruits & dark chocolate in middle finishing with sweet fruit hops.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
broflex (15) - - JUL 3, 2016
Excellent brew with a nice balanced palate. Burnt caramel notes with a sharp start and a light smooth finish.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (4814) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
Fra flaske på DØE Lokomotivhallen mai-16 (dag 2) med Steven: brunrød rav med kort skum. Aroma og smag af malt, urter og sure bær. Molassesødme. Lang eftersmag med god bitterhed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle, 9.7% at KØ16. Mild malty aroma. Cloudy dark brown colour. Small frothy tan head. The flavour is quite malty and has a distinct bitterness. Spicy maltiness, and actually a rough bitterness. Quite bitter and boozy alcohol in the finish.


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