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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
One of our favorites! This English Old Ale is brewed with the best English malts and hops and then aged to give it a deliciously smooth body and flavor. Mild roasty flavors compliment its malty sweetness. Definitely a great one for cold winter nights and to bring home in a growler! 42IBU

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Amber in color with a thin khaki head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar are about the only positives here. Maybe a touch of dark fruit. Otherwise, lots of cardboard. The flavor is fairly oxidized and cardboardy, too. A bit of toasted bread along with the caramel and brown sugar. Faint notes of raisin in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark brown, with thin off-white head. Sweet malts (caramel and toffee), raisin, bread, and slightly roasty. A bit boozy, but it fits the flavors, so not a problem. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bomber. Pours a dark brown with just a wisp of beige head. Aroma is roasted nuts and just a bit of alcohol. Taste is a roasted malt bomb with a bunch of vanilla and maybe just a hint of coconut. This is an interesting Old Ale, not nearly the sweetness i have come accustomed to with the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2011
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, some floral hops, and hints of chocolate. Flavor about the same. Average texture. Not bad but could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from the brewpub on 11/12/2010. Clear dark brown body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate and light yeasty aroma. Sweet chocolate, caramel, and light yeasty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Date: 11/12/2010 Source:Maniac Caramelized sugars and maple syrup in the aroma with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Earthy hops. Clear dark brown with a small white head. Flavor follows aroma with some nutty notes. Medium body and mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Finish is moderately bitter but smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Toasty aroma with notes of toffee, booze, apple, peaches and leafy hops. The taste is caramel, toffee, toasted malts, oats, some dusty notes and booze. Bristly mouthfeel, full bodied. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle thanks to mar. poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma was caramel, grain, and dark fruits. flavor was the same+ chocolate, and coffee. medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Man, took forever to find this beer on the database. Didn’t realize Haverhill Brewery was also called "The Tap." Anyway, bomber thanks to jleblanc on BA. Pours clear reddish-brown in color with a good well-retained off-white head. Aroma is sweet and caramelly with toffee, maybe some dark fruit notes. The flavor has a good caramel and toffee malt base, but is not too sweet. There’s also substantial roast and coffee in it. Dry on the palate with medium body and rather soft carbonation. Above average for the style overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle. A dark ruby brown color with minimal lacy head and medium to low carbonation. Armoa is sweet and nutty. Flavor is quite complex. Sweet and malty with good balance of the hops. Character of raisins, plum and dark fruit. Finish is slightly hoppy and bitter. Let this one warm a bit.

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