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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Old Potentate is a British style Old Ale made with Thomas Fawcett and & Sons Marris Otter malt as a base. British and Belgian Crystal malts round out the malt bill. The dominant hop profile is that of East Kent Golding. Both taste and aroma are of rich caramel, fruitcake and a slight nuttiness. Subtle spice and earthiness play a second role in the finish. The beer is very malty, but well balanced by the hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange to brown with a tight off-white colored head. Aroma has some dates, prunes and molasses. Flavor has a slight funk to it, reminiscent of ripening fruit. Redeems itself somewhat with some sweet molasses, brown sugar and dates- but just does not have that warming quality that I look for in an old ale. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style. Approaching decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours cloudy amber-brown with substantial yeast presence and a small white head. Aroma is leather and heavy malts. Taste is sweet molasses, carob, and malts malts malts. The malts become the star at the finish. Definitely an "English style" old ale that should be drunk in the dusty old manor with a dusty old book.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1100) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
12oz can. Pours a heavily clouded deep amber with TONS of floaties. Aromas of cigarette butts, tobacco, worn leather. Nice. Taste is perhaps the best example of cigarette butts Iíve ever had. Very resinous tobacco (although not smoked), like if you were eating a cigarette. A hint of spice. Nice carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet with a lasting tobacco note. Very damn good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours clear dark copper color with light tan head. Bready and nutty aroma with some caramel and earthiness. Toasted malt and.caramel flavors with some nutty and earthy notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Can:   Deep dark caramel, thin foamy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Super strong whole wheat brady aroma.   Also nutty, and a touch of Starburst like candyish fruity notes.   Odd...   Heavy breadiness, whole wheat, a little nutty, some pale roast perhaps, but not as fruity as the nose hinted (ever so slightly).   Needs more sweetness is the first thing to cross my mind.   Very bready without being too sweet, meh...   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Similar finish, but perhaps with a bit of grape popcicle stick mixed in.   Interesting nose, but didnít pan out on the tongue.   Thanks Bill!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz can poured into glass. While I found this beer slightly above average there wasnít anything that wowed me. Nice balance between hops and malts but nothing really stood out to me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Can
Aroma: Dark fruit, spice, alcohol
Appearance: Dark brown with robust creamy off white head
Taste: Earthy, dirt, bitter, spice
Palate: Medium body, fairly lively mouthfeel, dry, bitter, earthy finish
Overall: Personally not a huge fan of this style

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Malty grapey scents some soy and some sweet underlining butterscotch notes. Creamy off white head and

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Aromas of nuts, caramel, golden raisins, amontillado sherry. Murky bronze with a moderately lasting, khaki head. Dry with flavors of vanilla and caramel, some earthy hops. Light-medium bodied, decently carbonated, and a little astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Murky Brown, with lots of floaties, and a huge beige head. Smells very malty - lots of caramel, some pine and hickory. Flavor is also vary malty and lots of molasses and oak pine. Nice woody hops. Very tasty.


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