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Smuttynose Julio’s Fashionably Old Ale

Smuttynose Julio’s Fashionably Old Ale
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Malt beverage brewed with orange peel and aged in Bourbon barrels hand picked by the Loch & K(e)y Society. The second beer brewed by Smuttynose, exclusively for Julio’s.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of honey, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, marmalade. Sweet flavour, vanilla, bourbon. Finish vanilla and sweet bourbon.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, ThirstyBird!!)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
48FanInCali (725) - California, USA - APR 27, 2014
2013 bomber - maple color with off white pour. Nose of sweet malt, orange zest, and a little barrel. Taste is not very sweet and loses some of the barrel. Orange is still there. After taking a couple of hits I added some orange bitters at the advice of the trading partner who sent it. Taste did improve a touch. Many better options out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1567) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014 - Thanks to jwale73 for the bottle! Pours clear bright amber with a small tan head. The smell is cherry, orange, caramel, rich fruit and vanilla. The taste is Bourbon, some alcohol heat, caramel, fruit, cherry. Medium body with silky, tight carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3199) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by mcox90, thanks a lot Mike! Amber color without any head retention. Aroma is mostly bourbon with thick amounts of toffee. Flavor is complex malts. Creamy caramel body with the bourbon notes being dominate until a light zesty citrus note to help cut through the malt sweetness in the finish. Body leans on the full side with a mild creamy texture. The ABV does make itself known after 6 oz. or more. nice warming after the sip. Really nice sipping brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2014
18/I/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - bottled: VI/27/13 (2014-109) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange beer, aery irregular off-white to yellow head, unstable, dissipates rather quickly. Aroma: sugary, sweet, dried fruits, vanilla, sweet malts, cookie dough, almonds. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some vanilla, sugary, caramel, orange peel, bit sourish, more vanilla. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla, bit hoppy, grassy touch, lemon peel bitter touch, bit of a bitter unpleasant ending.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
BBT3 tasting. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, citrus, toffee, and oak. Light alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
66cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks ThirstyBird. Ambrée, col fin beige. Arôme est léger au niveau Bourbon, malté et caramel et une pointe boisée. Fruité modéré d’orange (pelure) et qui trouve bien sa place avec un Bourbon qui peut parfois être dominant. Palais offre de suite une palette alcoolisée de Bourbon qui reste néanmoins assez unidimensionnelle. Agrémentant le tout est le côté fruité des pelures d’orange qui se mélangent bien au profil bourbon de la bière.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3800) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to ThirstyBird. Darker amber / copper. Nose is sweet, full of vanilla, caramel, toffee, oranges, bourbon goo, faint hops. Taste is very bitter upfront, quite a bit of hops, grapefruit, orange peel, leading into caramel, toffee, brown sugar, wood vanilla, sweet bourbon, thick malts, slightly warming. Rich body. Lovely stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1547) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Julios, of coarse. Pours a slightly cloudy amber/orange with a one finger dense off white head. Strong bourbon, oak and orange peel aroma. Kind of almost burns. Quite enticing. Lots of orange peel and a heavy malt presence on the flavor. Notes of vanilla, brown sugar and more bourbon and the barrel it was aged in. In your face alcohol. Fairly heavy body with a strong alcohol finish. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4403) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Pancake head recedes leaving scant spiders to coat surface. Sweet caramel, orange citrus and vanilla aromas. Dry with sweet toffee and caramel upfront turning to citrus before the lasting oak and vanilla finish.


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