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Shenandoah Old Rag Mountain Ale



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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
What itís like: Gold Medal, 1998 World Beer Championships. Gold Medal, 1998 National Brew-on-Premise Competition. Old Rag Mountain is a heavy Scottish-style ale and is brewed with light additions of hops. The result is a sweet, malty flavor that can be enjoyed by beer lovers and those just entering into dark beers. Who itís for: The popularity of this beer is greater than the dark color would lead you to believe. Since it is not heavily hopped, it is not very bitter. Therefore, a lot of people who would otherwise avoid dark beers will enjoy this beer. The alcohol content by volume is 7 percent.

gwfrankpsu's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Dark. smokey, currents, coffee, smooth on the palate. Wonderful alcohol, which finishes dry. This is a terrific beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeyeís tastings. The smell is sweet, peat, grass, and nuts. The look is clear, dark, and has an off white head. The taste is sweet, tart, peat, and fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4598) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts and light soy sauce. Taste is of soy sauce, roasted malts and light meat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.0 A: Very dark brown, nearly black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. At first, much of the head falls, but the last 1/4 inch sticks around a bit longer. Touches of lacing. 4.5 S: Very grainy with a nice mixture of toastiness, nuts, and coffee. A touch of caramel. Really great smelling brew here. 4.5 T: Again, very grainy. Roasty toastiness second along with coffee. Thereís also a decent amount of caramel and toffee sweetness, but it isnít overbearing and because of that, this beer tastes great as well. Medium hop bitterness to balance. 4.0 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit high, but still okay. Reasonably creamy with a bitter and burnt aftertaste. 4.5 D: I received this as an extra and it is definitely a great find. I can see this brew getting easily overlooked since it comes from a little known brewery and has as stupid a label as some of the shitty breweries out there. Flavors are bold and work well together and no real flaws. This one is quite easy to want more of. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-16-2010 00:37:35

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PSUinDC (3) - Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
Roasty aroma, light body, dark color. Aftertaste not entirely pleasant. Iíd drink more of these, but it isnít anything special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to JJFoodie) opaque medium brown with lasting film of tan bubbles on top. Nose of peat, lemon, nuts and caramel. Taste of tart fruit, peat, caramel with evidence of a mild lactic infection. Light in body with a creamy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of jjfoodie) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, herbs, plums, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, lactose, chocolate, earthiness, and raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to jjfoodie for this one, dark brown with thin foam, aroma of coffee and nuts, flavors of sour coffee with sugar and malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
bottle thanks to jjfoodie. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is peaty malts, smoke, and faint caramel. nice on the palate, flavor is cherry and tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate with some smoke and dirt mixed in. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt and some astringency. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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