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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A crisp yet mello dark beer with a very complex finish. Aged to bring out the light fruity nose and lighty roasted malt flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Heavy dark brown chocolate pour. Roasted coffee malts on the nose with a sharp feeling of tartness. Taste is gentle malts with roasted aged coffee flavors. A bit a beef flavoring, but well mixed.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, via trade with mibirder, dark brown pour with a date/fig aroma, chocolatey flavors with some burnt roast and sourness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a large tan head over a deep brown body. Aroma of coffee, caramel, toffee, and leather. Taste is coffee, chocolate, spice, nutshells and a touch sour (maybe?). Creamy bubbles, and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle . A very dark brown to black color pour with a thin lasting tan cap , spotty lacing left , lots of tiny carbonation bubbles . Aroma of bitter chocolate , fruity hops , some malty caramel and maybe light toffee notes , slightly nutty. Flavor is like a cola/coffe mix with some sweetness left on your lips , mild bitterness , but lacking the huge sweetness of other Old Ales , nutty , with a plum type finish and some lingering alcohol notes . Light body for the style , slightly oily texture , quite drinkable , but watch out it sneeks up on you after 3 or 4 bottles eh. It is hard to rate this as an Old Ale , Im on my 3rd 6 pack of it now and I find it to be a really good dark ale or maybe a brown with a high ABV for around $11 , call it what you want im buying it again . Thank you Schmohz

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (538) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2009
On tap @ brewpub. Dark brown with off white head. Nice aroma of some spice, toffee, caramel. The flavor follows with a relatively light body that makes drinkable. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2009
On tap at Schmohz Brewing Company. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, spice and very mild fruit. Taste of caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, light fruit and chocolate. Finishes up with a bit of malt bitterness. Not too bad. On a side note, 28th street in Grand Rapids is interesting – two brewpubs and five beer stores entered in on rate beer within a handful of miles of one another.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear dark reddish brown color with full light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate aroma of caramel, nuts and troasted malt. Medium body with sticky texture. Medium bittersweet balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2006
On tap at Schmohz. Deep red-brown body, thin off-white head. Very light, toasty aroma that would have made a stronger impression if the beer was served at an appropriate temperature. Alas. The toasty body opened up a bit as it warmed, revealing caramels and dark fruit skin, with red grape notes and noticeable alcohol. Not a bad effort.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2006
blech....old ale?!?!?!? to call this beer is a trajedy to the true style and recipe of Old Ales everywhere....this beer was dark reddish brown with medium head....aroma was of grapefruit hops and some indistinct malty hints (some roastiness)...lacking the caramel and barley-wineish complexity i was seeking...lacking true sugar and spice complements...no added fruit notes..call this a hop-infused oktoberfest, or hoppy brown ale, or something else.....or just stop pissing in the kegs and calling it good beer


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