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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
English-style Old Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2016
Sampler at brewery. Dark brown, red-tinged, small fine-bubbled head. Surprising amount of chocolate. Smooth, creamy, malty. Most of the time out here I order a winter warmer and find some ambiguously styled malt forward hoppy beast. But this is different - closer to a velvety amped up (but not imperial) porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Black sasparilla body that is mostly flat, albeit with some airy bubbles on top. Mysterious aromas waft off the glass, tripping thoughts of medicinal shamanic ablutions. Te mysterious medicinal quality is accompanied by thin toffee touches and pools of deep caramel. Upon the first sip, the body is indeed as flat as it appears. The body is permeated by pumpkin spice notes. Black licorice emerges and is joined by cola and woodruff notes. The flavor is trailed by a dry merlot barrel on the finish, leaving a final sour-bitter note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Nearly black, deep dark ruby hues, thin to moderate foamy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong biscuit notes, very nutty, dark bread, with a smidgen of dark pitted fruit.   Similar tongue, smooth, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes bready, nutty, some caramel notes, with minor dark pitted fruit.   Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Dark brown, almost black. Little head. Sweet fruits and brown sugar up front, oak and mild leather follow. Slightly bitter finish. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Had off tap at wob cap hill. Dark with no head. Malt up front, middle is brown sugar and dark fruit with a slight sour orange taste. Finish is malt and bourbon barrel like flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Molassess, treacle, brine, and dark fruit on the nose as well as earthy hop notes. Pours dark amber, thin head. Flavors of molassess and dark fruit up front, briney notes, treacle, residual sugar and light herbal bitterness. Thick and sweet with a definite warming note. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft at NCBC. Pours black with a loose and wispy tan film. Drippy lace. Big roasty salty meaty olivey nose, very rich and complex. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Black olives, roast meat, roast malt, caramel, black walnuts, and a bit of good soy sauce on the mid palate, finishing with a nice crisp hop bite. Long dry roasty olivey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown colored body with a slight ruby hue. Thin, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is toasty chocolates with some cocoa nibs, light roasts, touches of caramel, earth, and raisins. Flavor is similar. Chocolate malts with some caramel and a light raisin up front with a nice roast backing, earth, and slight woodiness. Some cocoa nibs come out towards the end as this finishes fairly dry with a moderate earthy and roast bitterness that is balanced by a firm chocolate note. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a really well done Old Ale. Roasty and earthy with plenty of chocolates, a slight dark fruit note, and light cocoa nib essence. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Super Old ale. Great malt and hops flavor. Terrific color tan with a nice thin head. This was a smooth easy going brew. Don hits the mark once again.

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