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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Ale aged in oak barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (701) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a very dark, nearly black color. Big chocolate aroma up front, followed by some oaky barrel and vanilla character...mild booze and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, some sweetness and mild tartness near the back. Slight metallic character. Roastiness follows.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
At Jupiter during Sour Sunday 2014. Hazy brownish with a medium head. A bit on the sweet side with dark fruit, cookies, caramel and some very light spicy notes. Also some notes of oak. Balanced and with a full mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #34. Bottle shared by jackl at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spice, mild toast. The taste is tart fruit, caramel, spices, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1462) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark red is brown with a thin tan head..Nose is oak, caramel, dark fruits.. some sweetness, spice..Taste is nice carmel, spice, oak, bitterness..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcmd (310) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours dark brown with eggshell head. Aroma is subtle chocolate, tootsie roll, sourness but seems off. Taste is slightly sweet chocolate, dark fruit, tart/sourness dominating the backend. Thin mouthfeel. Got better with some air, reminded me of a porter I brewed once that was infected, but I’m sure thats what they were going for here. Expected more

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Brown pour with white head. Aroma is dried fruit and light abv. Light chocolate and spices. An ok beer that is medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
bttle from tleaver33 deep amber, tan head. nose of pitted fruits. sticky sweet body full of caramel, pitted fruits, light sour. is a bit cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color with light tan head. Vanilla, dry wood, rich dark caramel, light alcohol aromas. Medium bodied. Mildly tart dark fruits, wood tannin flavors with a rich dark caramel, vanilla sweetness___good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
500 ml waxed and capped bottle received from my in-laws as a Christmas gift. The pour is a hazed brown, opaque with a small town head. The aroma is cocoa powder sweet along with roast and a soft hint of soy. A bit of the oak wood comes out as the beer warms. The taste is sharp almost acidic bitter roastiness up front, followed by a fruit prune element and then moving towards the cocoa flavors of the nose The beer finishes with warming alcohol. Nicely integrated flavors. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with active carbonation and a bit of an oily slick mouth feel. The alcohol warms, but doesn’t distract. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Fruitcake in a glass. Glad to taste. Too bad there might be a problem with infection. Smells great. Tastes great. Hope they do this again!


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