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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 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 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Man, took forever to find this beer on the database. Didnít 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. Thereís 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 (1344) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate malt balls, and brown sugar. Flavor of earth, caramel, raisins, dates, and herbs with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(22oz bottled Jan 2010 thanks to mar) clear dark brown and ruby with khaki head. Nose of raisin, cracker, other dark fruits, taste of raisin, cracker, light alcohol and bread. Medium thick creamy finish. Somewhat hard to describe, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a clear dark brown color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee and chocolate. The flavor is more of the same with toffee and chocolate being the most predominant flavors. There is very little detectable alcohol. Medium carbonation and thin-medium, slightly watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (4884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2010
bottle thanks to jamie2dope. poured brown with a cream head. nose is caramel malts and grain. thin on the palate, flavor is caramel, thatís all i wrote.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a tan head that fades over a brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, coffee, caramel, cornmeal and cereal. Taste is burnt toffee, raisins, vinous, smoke and beets. Light bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2414) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly to a ring, leaving traces of lace. Clear deep mahogany color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is malty and some brown sugar. Smooth finish. Not bad but there are better like Harviestounís Ola Dubh 12 year. Bottled 1/2010; $5.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2010
From a bomber. Pours a very dark amber, pretty much brown, with thin veil of bubbles on top. Aroma of nuts - pistachio, peanut, cashew, smoke, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk. Taste reveals a vanilla / chocolate milk shake blend, with the aforementioned nuts on the finish. Medium bodied, very drinkable. Quite nice, was surprised, a good brew.

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