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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Ale aged in oak barrels.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Smells extremely weird with oaky hints. Bitter to taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Wax topped bottle in trade, with thanks to soonerchamps. Poured a murky brown with a small beige head. Initial aroma of yeasty bread with some molasses, then lots of wood and booze. Flavor of tart dark fruit, a bit of sour. Oak very present, slight boozy finish. As it warmed up, it evolved to a buttery finish. I wonder if time would help this, it tasted a bit green to me. Odd little brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (4916) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bob! Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and nuts. Light fruit caramel but a bit off in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (466) - USA - DEC 31, 2013
A very muddy brown color little head. Smells of alcohol strongly, along with a musty chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter. Taste is slightly smoky roasted with some good chocolate flavors that reminds me of a tootsie roll. Dry, slight bitter at the beginning. Some tastes of rye as well. Overall pretty interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap in Tulsa, light body, nice subtle tartness, but mostly sweet. Subtle roast flavor, bit of grape mid taste, chocolate in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Waxed bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium sized foamy head that fades slowly and lingers nicely. Aroma is very Belgian-y which was unexpected. Big fruity esters like a Belgian strong with spices, oak, and light caramel. Taste is sour dark fruit, slightly tart, lots of oak, some spices. A little boozy in the finish. Itís not bad but itís just not very good either. Like a boring Belgian Christmas beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Very last bit from the keg, lucky me. Totally hazy brown color. Thin khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Some loose dots of lace. A nice-looking old ale. Bigger body. Full, kind of chewy texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation, lightly slick texture. Taste is a little old - lightly tart, a lot of tannins. Light sweet. Not so sour as to ruin the beer, but the tartness is a little odd, seems out of place. Caramel malt, light butterscotch, light spice, a bit of toastiness, some light butteriness. Flaws are noticeable, but I think overall taste and flavor is not horrible, and texture is pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2013
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of nice toffee and caramel malts, a little oak, a lot of spices, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a little too much spiciness and hints of dark fruits. Average texture. Interesting but not that great because of the overwhelming spices and fruitiness.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Shared this bottle with the family on Christmas. Spice.. Spice.. Spice. Iím not sure what all is in traditional Christmas spice, But about half a bottle in, thatís all I could taste.. And it kept stacking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Tap. Poured a dark hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft complex beer.


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