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RATINGS: 415   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!


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Aged 2 years: Pours a merky brown with white head. Aroma of malts, dark fruit and brown sugar. Flavor is very tame for 9.7% with notes of mollasses, caramel, malt, fig and vanilla. This beer has an explosive palate with good carbination. Very Good


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from Boxbeers. Hazy brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, dark sugar and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 050416

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark reddish beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of firewood, alcohol, nuts and malt. Taste is bitter with a sweet caramel finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation. Rich, well-balanced and with a strong malt character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (746) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Deep reddish with a frothy brown head. Complex aromas of dried fruits, roasted caramel, berries, nuts, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and oily. Sweet roasted and fruity character into an exquiste bitter fruity finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oxidization, dried fruits, citrus and orange. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long caramel, dried fruits, orange, citrus, oxidized with a weak hint of licorice in the finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 24, 2016
More American Barleywine than old ale to me, due to the citrus and bitterness from the hops. Lots of malt too...bread earth, molasses. A little heat. Nice beer overall, and one of the better ones I’ve had from them.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle, 22oz. 2015 vintage. A murky brown beer, almost flat and headless. Some off-white bubbles though. Heavy malt aroma with prunes, oxidation, some berries and quite evident traces of hops. Toffee, some roasted malts and chocolate, a nice hoppy bitterness, raisins, some prunes and brown sugar. Full body and very smooth on the palate, with little carbonation. Some warmth. Hints of licorice in the finish, as well as all the other goodness found in the initial flavor. An intense beer, but sure nice. 160102

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, oxidized notes, prune, bread crusts and cheese. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, oxidized malt, grains, warming alcohol, raisins, bread and a hint of licorice. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14131) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle, 9.7%. Unclear dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, nut, dark fruit, oak, wood, little oxidized with notes of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7476) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. It pours hazy deep amber with a creamy beige head. Lots of caramel malty notes. Fruity notes. The dried ones. Biscuits and dark kinda crackers. Quite sweet malty. Some fruity notes. Lots of crackers. Long malty finish. Creamy texture. Lovely aroma. Flavor is more moderate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep orangy with an average off-white head. Aroma of bread, herbal, spicy notes and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Ale indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟


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