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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: 14   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (482) - 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 (8966) - 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 (2233) - 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 (1240) - 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 (1237) - 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 (8323) - 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 (1419) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (898) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Really nice porter. Great chocolate and roasted malt flavours. A nice winter ale for cold Canadian nights.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1582) - 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!!

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