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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Once Upon a Time Series #1: Once upon a time, on Monday February 27th, 1832, a brewer stepped into the Black Eagle brewhouse, Brick Lane, London, and brewed a beer that confounds expectations many years later. A mild ale at 10% alcohol, with more hops than most modern American ďIndia Pale Ales.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured rusty/amber with a white head. Oaky, vanilla flavors created a very smooth beer. Sweet malts, caramel, and a decent hops character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
The nose is initially quite sweet with bubblegum, boiled sweets, caramel ,butterscotch, banana, ginger and alcohol all present in varying degrees. Clear deep golden/light copper coloured body is topped by two fingers of off white, fine bubbled head that recedes slowly to a partial cover with some lacing. Intensely sweet at first with plenty of round caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes to round it out followed by nutty almond flavour as the dark malts begin to appear and offer a roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is barely notable in the finish but for some mild warming. Medium body is somewhat slick in texture but offset by pleasant effervescence that keeps it lively despite its weight. Definitely a sipper and a nice beer for a damp and rainy late spring evening. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in May 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
pours a nice golden yellowish colour with a thin head which dissipates quickly aroma of alc. barnyard and the taste like a mild barley wine great flavour smooth on the palate super easy to drink for 10 percent

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
shared by Beerlando. Big nose, malty with bread notes and hoppy with pine and grass notes. Pours amber with a dense white head. Rich and creamy with caramel malt notes with hints of molasses with an earthy bitterness and resin flavor. Very nice beer and enjoyed reading the history on the bottle, great job!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... amber ... thin lacing ... sweet fruity pine orange hop nose ... sweet orange peel ... light tofeee ... bittter linger

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6788) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Courtesy of bvc. Pours clear copper with thin white head. The aroma is fruity esters, phenol chemicals and then nose searing heat. The taste is very sweet to start with malts and some dark fruity esters. It then gets a punctuated from time to time by a chemical booziness. A mild ale, really?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3473) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bomber via in-person trade on DLD from BelgianPrincess on BA. A 10.5% ABV Mild Ale? I didnít think that was possible, but Iíll go with it. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish-amber with a nice lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is fairly muted but good. Sweet caramel malt, toast, and light fruits. Flavor is very good and just a little sweet. Caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, and even a little smoke. Smooth on the palate with medium-full body. Solid beer overall. Drinkable as hell for the ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Pours a rich copper with little to no head and a sweet alcoholic nose, verging on medicinal. Intense flavour is well-balanced but a lot to take in at once - plenty of sweet malt with caramel and light honey, balanced against spicy hops. Clove, saffron, young ginger, wow. Thin body with light carb. Not at all quaffable but a gradual sipper of a beer. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
22oz bottle. I had no idea what to expect from this beer. Pours a strange orange color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, smoke, wheat, fruit, and spice. Itís hard to describe the aroma, but it definitely does not smell bad. Taste is of caramel, wheat, assorted fruit, and spice. Has a very dry malt backbone. There is definitely a good amount of smoke in this beer. Lingering taste of spice. As it warms, some pineapple starts to come through strongly. The alcohol is present, but not overpowering. This beer is hard to describe, but I enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phillies08Champs (681) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Beer I bought without much thought, but pours kind of amurky color, looks, tastes and feels like a crude DIPA ala 1832, not sure this is truely representative of the authentic style, either way a peculiar beer.


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