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RATINGS: 407   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 26, 2013
Nice flavors and aroma for a big ale. Tastes a little thin for a 9.7% beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (687) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
From a bomber poured in a snifter. Strong malty aroma. Pours ruddy slightly cloudy dark copper. Flavor is rich malty and sweet. Noticeable alcohol burn, probably a little too pronounced. Very malty and boozy. Good triple, but not a standout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Brown pour, beige head. Dark toffee, some fruity notes, more hops than I expected and some pumpernickel bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Love the style and this is a nice example. Plus the added hops, ABV, and organic. Worth a try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle cheers to Joel for the PBS tasting. Murky brown pour with a small, sticky khaki head. Nose shows a heap of powdered chocolate and heavy prunes. A touch of smoke comes through giving it a meaty characteristic. Nice. Taste is that smoky, powdery chocolate with some heavy prune and sultana notes. Dark fruits and dry chocolate at the forefront with some underlying brown sugars and vanilla behind it all. Damn balanced and the booze is hidden well giving away only a touch of heat right at the finish. Very good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, fruity yeast esters, bread dough and alcohol. Flavor is strong toffee, bitter hops, alcohol warming and light roast. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Nice beer, the bitterness balances out the malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Dark toffee colored pour. Small layer of bubbles that don’t hang around. No lacing. Hoppy aroma with some caramel notes. Sweet malty mouth with a slight tannic presence. Nice malty concoction. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Aroma of dark fruits and malts. Pours a hazy mahogany with rubby highlights, a mostly diminishing tan head and aboundent lacing. The taste is lightly sweet - malt forward. Toasted malts, nuts, caramel, dark fruit, with suggestions of molasses and slight hoppy finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a somewhat complex andtasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krumbum (752) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Deep glowing gold. Light smells malty. Carmel sweet taste. It bounces between malty sweet and hoppy bitter. The mouth feel is definitely sticky and a bit syrupy in feel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at Mellow Fellow in Truckee CA. Light chocolaty aroma. Dark, and i repeat dark brown color with a short llved head. Chocolate nutty and a tart kick at the end. I want to drink this with a fruit salad.

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