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RATINGS: 420   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Though I’m certainly a fan of viscous, candy sugar ’n’ caramel old ales, this one’s particular impressive because it doesn’t really fit that description; it seems to have a healthy dose of bittering hops, which balances the palate and allows the caramel-wood-smoke-loam-fig notes to shine through in a way that the more saccharine old ales don’t. Highly recommended.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (350) - 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 (14) - - 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 (4700) - 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 (12927) - 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 (15183) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - 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 (590) - 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 (867) - 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 (10865) - 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 (9651) - 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.


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