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Ribstone Creek Old Man Winter Ale

Ribstone Creek Old Man Winter Ale
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Brewed by Ribstone Creek Brewery
Style: Porter
Edgerton, Canada


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Ribstone Creek’s new Old Man Winter Ale has a notable chocolate character alongside some roastiness and caramel sweetness. The aroma is fruity and roasty. The beer is well bodied and starts sweet, malty and chocolatey then finishes a little drier and roasty. It is 6.6% abv and has a color of 21 SRM, which is dark brown, bordering on black. Ribstone Creek wanted to have something special to mark the holiday season. Keeping with the spirit of Christmas, this beer is dark and rich, something that fits well with the cold nights and traditional meals and desserts of the season. "This beer will be unfiltered, making it more natural," said Ribstone brewery Aaron Hogarth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4914) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Une robe brune avec cette mousse beige qui me fait immédiatement penser à une ale brune. Au nez, les éléments terreux sont rapidement oubliés lorsque des parfums de chocolat, de café et de sucre d’érable cristallisé se logent dans mes narines. Les goûts de sirop d’érable très foncé, de caramel légèrement épicé et de café chocolaté sont plaisants pour mes papilles. En bouche, le corps de moyenne densité montre un pétillement modéré et une texture crémeuse. La finale est douce avec une trainée terreuse et minimalement épicée. Pas si mal!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (761) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
355ml can. (6.5% ABV) Pours a clear dark brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet malty aroma of roast, dark chocolate, caramel and dried fruit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, dried fruit and a hint of molasses with a dry, mildly bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (437) - - JAN 16, 2016
Dark brown body with a light head. Aroma of caramel. Body matches aroma but with a bitter dark chocolate undercurrent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (499) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a little head and no lace. The taste is black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. It all ends with bitterness at the end. Nice mouth feel, with just the right amount of carbo. I’d buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Can - Cocoa and dark chocolate with some dark fruit. Clear dark brown with a light brown head. Light toast with dark malts and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2405) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
A bit lighter in mouthful than expected. Also had casked version with chilies at Calgary beer festival. Dark murky brown with thin tan head. Coca, espresso and licorice. Malty and rich with light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1463) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma is dark sugars, caramel, toffee. Taste is dark roasted malts, light chocolate, toffee, coffee and vanilla beans. Hop balance is decent and finishes relatively smoothly. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1380) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Thanks Tony. Thin deep brown with off white head. Big chocolate and coffee aroma. Really nice and easy drinking, something sits weird with me.. A spice or something is there but I don’t know what. It’s a good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9224) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Can. Medium-dark brown, amber highlights, light tan head, good retention. Surprisingly full bodied, dark chocolate, roast, light spicy dark caramel sweetness. An excellent Porter, hearty, with subtle character and creamy mouthfeel. The best so far from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1663) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Can to stangelike water glass Chocolate, malt, molasses, a little spruce. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Taste is chocolate, cream, maple, and malt.

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