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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (502) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber with beige head Aroma: Peaty and malty Taste: Sweet malty body similar to double bock. I’m getting a fair amount of smokiness. The finish has a noticeable hoppy kick. Overall: An interesting bock-pale ale hybrid that is easy drinking but nothing extraordinary in terms of complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2013
Slightly hazy pour of dark brown under a creamy off-white head. Aroma of toffee and molasses. The flavor is sweet on the front with some moderate hop bitterness building into the finish. Decent Old Ale, but not overly complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - APR 24, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Lee’s in Mesquite
Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark ripe fruit, toffee and leather
Taste: Dark fruit, toffee, whiskey with a bitter finish
Nice, sipper. Some hot alcohols but not overpowering.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glenD (31) - - MAR 31, 2013
Tastes like the Old Stock Ale from the North Coast Brewery. The flavor is comparable to a barley wine. Very malty. The beer pours a cloudy amber with a whitish brown head. This beer is very boozy. Basically if you’ve had an old ale before, you’ve had this beer. Nothing amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Creqamy coloured head murky brown coloured pour medium carbonation Aromas honey dried fruit caramel yeast note sweet boozy note port molasses brown sugar the flavours dried fruit port toffee rich caramel molasses warm chocolate a bitter taste honey sweetness prune dark taste the finish love these ales a lovely pour rich and smooth malts fruity aftertastes alcohol sweetnesss roasted like tastes goodness througout lovely ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (953) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a nice, deep amber color with a two finger light tan head. The head retains relatively well. Sticky foam laces the glass as the head attenuates. Butterscotch cream up front. The mouthfeel accentuates the finish, which is a little to bitter for this style. The alcohol warmth that appears at the end further exacerbates the unappealing finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and toffee. Raisin and fig flavor with caramel, toffee and dough. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Great example of an Old English style Ale. Complex Aroma with great malts and big alcohol content but doesnt overpower the flavor. You will like this one!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 15, 2013
great, malty, strong beer. Aroma is strong alco with malty barley and figs. Looks amber red brown with nice foam and good legs. Taste is raisin,dates, figs, malt, and wood. Palate is rich mouthfeel and thin layers of malt. Overall its great, strong rich mouthfeel, smooth creamy and delicious. The almost 10% abv is hidden but its still there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
65cl bottle from Beers Of Europe shared with Steve.Brown coloured pour with a good sized tan head.Malt aroma with caramel and toffee too which all came through in the taste.Easy drinking medium bodied beer from Eel River.


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