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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Hazy ruby/amber with a thin off white head. Plummy and fruity nose with belgian dark ale tones and a little cherry and belgian sugar and English old ale sweetness. Tasty flavor with just a hint more carbonation than it needs, with loads of date/plum/raisin, a hint of cherry, belgian dark candy sugar, English dark malt, belgian dark malt, and a slightly boozy raisiny finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
Fox Hotel bottle(30-Aug-2015)Berry floral aroma.Brown-red,brown head&lattice.Sweet berry liquorice flavour.Spice sweet berry finish&bitter herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (569) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Poured into an English pint glass. Dark cola brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is quite bready with some molasses and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with a nice earthy character, some dark fruit notes, and a mildly bitter finish with earthy hops. Medium to full bodied with some stickiness and a long finish. Overall a nice old ale that is accentuated by some increased hop usage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerex (4) - - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
Once again, I could select adjective that are imperfect for describing this tasty brew were the hour not so late and the bottle not so empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10559) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Cocoa and dark sugary malts. Deep cloudy copper brown with a decent beige head. Dark sugars, burnt notes and light bitterness. A bit of spice and light boozy notes. Held up well for 5 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
A clear red/amber colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of fruits, malts, raisins and spices. The taste of some alcohol fruits, spices. A little burny. The aftertaste is bitter, dry with some sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small diminishing head. The aroma has notes of caramel, light hops, a nutty side. The flavour is sweet with a good caramel flavour, not a strong finish. Good without being exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 22oz ][ DedicatedToFun ][ Tasting ][ Globe ][ 10.31.14 ]
>> Clearish deep amber to red pour. Weaker head, yellow bubbles. Nose is maple, brown sugar, citrus hops. Taste is hoppy, spicy, brown sugar, paper, spicy hops. Slight astringency and paper. Harsher palate. Feels more like an old DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bomber, brown amber pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is boozy, more caramel, decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1601) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
A great ale, very unique and complex. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick tan frothy head. Smells of cherries, vanilla, coffee and nuts. Taste has vanilla upfront, followed by cinnamon and pecans, and brandy. Some carmelized sugar and a bit of fruitiness in the finish. Had in the bottle, unaged.

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