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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4153) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3569) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5853) - 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.


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