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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: 7   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Was curious enough to try this one on. A canned offering, pours a near-black red with a lacy off-white head. Aroma is mild, bitter, a bit of coffee there. Taste starts off a bit a bit sharp, but mellows to a kind of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Not a great porter, but not bad at all for a young brewery. I expect good things from them with maturity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (519) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Really nice porter. Great chocolate and roasted malt flavours. A nice winter ale for cold Canadian nights.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1448) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Roasted malts with chocolate and caramel. Smooth and full of character compared to the rest of this place’s tap line up. Slightly bitter and roasty. Not bad!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1339) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with a ruby hue and a nice frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet dried fruits, chocolate, light spices and a hint of coffee. Taste was roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a bit of bitter cocoa and molasses. Nice full body mouthfeel yet easy to drink. Great offering!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Pint on tap at the Beer Revolution in Edmonton pours a dark amber color with a small light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with a hint of spice (possibly cardamom). Taste is a roasted grain bitterness balanced nicely with a chocolate malty sweetness with just a hint of spice. A definite step in the right direction Ribstone, with more darker and robust beers like this, you may have some new fans.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Masterkush7 (567) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Almost opaque in colour with slight amber hue. Taste of roasted malts chocolate and toffee notes. Slight bitterness. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at The Underground! Pours a semi-clear darker brown with a big tan head that quickly settles and leaves lace all over the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses, mild spice, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, mild-medium bitterness, light spice, roasted malts and a touch of molasses. Tasty winter, glad it’s not overpowering in the spice department!


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