APPEARANCE: Deep copper color - like a shiny new penny.
AROMA: Fruity aroma with hints of raisins, dates, figs, and caramel.
TASTE: Complex fruitiness (notably brown fruits) enhanced with a malty sweetness. Subtle spicy, earthy hop notes balance the malt character.
MOUTHFEEL/DRINKABILITY: Medium to heavy body that provides instant warmth and a sweet, clean finish.
GOES WELL WITH: While it can be a warming, stand-alone nightcap, Old Ale compliments cinnamon desserts, bread pudding, brown fruits (raisins, figs, and the like), carrot cake, and coffee cake.
NOTABLE: Living up to it’s name, beer can be cellared and aged for years.
Hops: German Perle, Northern Brewer, Cascade
Specialty Malts: 120 L Crystal, Munich, 40L Carastan
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks during American Craft Beer Week.
It’s worth noting that this brew was a one-off exclusively for Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. and should not be confused with their Heller Hound Bock or Bock with Brett. It pours a deep mahogany color with a very small, foamy, off-white head. The nose was suprisingly light (too cold perhaps). I got slight raisin notes, but not much else. The taste is very malty up front but suprisingly clean in the finish. Raisin, overripe fruit, caramel, a little toffee, and brandy or port notes. The alcohol is a touch aggressive but should mellow with age. A bit sweet with a lingering bitterness on the back end. Medium to rich body with a medium, mostly soft carbonation and a sweet, slightly boozy finish. It strikes me as a touch young and lacking a little depth, but I would love to see how this would age. Overall very solid.
Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community.
Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings.
Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!
Join Us »
Tick this beer for your profile
- Currently 0/5 Stars.