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Freetail Old Bat Rastard



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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Every New Year Old Bat Rastard unfurls his withered wings and stretches, feeling for any sign of the sun warming his would-be thumb. If there is no warmth, he’s in for a long winter; if however he feels a sunrays’ warmth, he folds his leathery appendages back, content to know spring is not far. Deep, tawny brown, our winter warmer welcomes you with its inviting malt aromas and caramelized sweetness. Thick, full and increasingly bitter, this is the beer to break the dead of winter. Suitable for aging but also for sharing, so don’t be a rastard – pass some along to your closest compatriots. Ingredients: 2-Row, aromatic, dark crystal, caramunich & roast malts ; subdued, yet imposingly present hops; top-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; New Year Resolutions. Deep, tawny brown, our winter warmer welcomes you with its inviting malt aromas and caramelized sweetness. Thick, full and slightly bitter, this is the beer to break the dead of winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head. The aroma is roasted bready malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a nice roasted malt, dark chocolate and dark fruits, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1079) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2014 vintage. Pours clear reddish amber with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate and hints of toffee. Taste is milk chocolate and hints of roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Freetail Old Bat Rastard finishes with a soft, mild sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Draft - Big malty grains almost Barleywine like. Clear caramel with a decent white head. Big grainy malts, sweet caramel and a long sweet malty finish. Really nice with a long sweet caramel finish. Desert in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1893) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle 2011. Pours a tan red with thin bubbly head. Dried fruit and nut bread aroma. Taste is sweet toffee and caramels. Dried fig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2966) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4 oz draft sampler pours brown with a off white head. Aroma and taste is spice and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4340) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of alcohol, malt, caramel, roasted malts and a light smokiness. Taste is of caramel, toffee, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Murky mahogany with a pale head. Has kind of a fruitcake thing going on, which is better than it sounds. Dark fruits, brown sugar, maybe even a hint of rum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
My 2012 bottle shared at Hunahpu’s Day. Dark brown pour with translucent edges. Aroma is chocolate roast and slightly acidic. Taste is light molasses with an underlying wine like character. Not as full bodied also there representations of the style. Very drinkable for the ABV which is exceptionally well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1532) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at the brewery. This was one of the best beers we enjoyed at the brewery. I purchased two 22 oz bottles for the annual meeting at the Hyatt. The old ale poured a dark brown with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer with nice lacing. The aromas were complex with sweet barley, toffee, caramel and some alcohol. The friend that was drinking with me had two of these they were so good. The flavor starts with dark fruits and chocolate at the end. The ale had average carbonation and the finish was enjoyable. Take a swallow and let it roll around in your mouth. This is why you taste beer from craft brewers. They give their best every time.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Tap at pub. Dark brown/red brew with a light tan head that lasts for ages. I can't get much of an aroma out of it...maybe a hint of honey? Thick and creamy, a little sweet, a little bitter. Not a bad brew at all.

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