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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. The color is a dark red and pretty cloudy, with about a half finger of head and some slight lacing. The smell is a bit dark malt and some dark fruit flavors mixed in there together. The taste is pretty sweet and it giving off a flavor of butterscotch and some caramel flavor. It also has a slight bitterness as well. The feel is pretty refreshing and goes down easy, more a surprise is how this beer does not leave you with a wrecked tongue. It is with you for just about the right time and them goes away and does not linger on the pallet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a deeper brown with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, darks fruits and nuts. Flavor of tofffee, caramel, rich toasted malt and dark fruits. Very well done.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2012
From the 22 oz. bomber stamped Bottled in January 2011! Aging this Old Ale has done wonders for it. The pour is a handsome looking dark brown with a modest head that fizzles to a ring but leaves a little lacing. The aroma is full of sweet malts, molasses, licorice, and yeast. The body is full. Mellower than some old ales thanks to it being 18 months old but it is upfront sweet with a mild bitterness hitching itself to the back. I liked it a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Hazy red brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, wood, dried fruits, some citrus, toast, and toffee. Taste of dried fruits, caramel malts, nuts, toast, and a semi-sweet finish. Thanks Tom!

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (608) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle from 2011. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a smallish yellow white head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. The aroma is quite sweet with lots of caramel and brown sugar as well as a fair amount of dark pitted fruits and orange marmalade. Sweet dark sugary flavor is mixed with orange and dark sweet cherry and is cut with a touch of earth melanoidin and alcohol. Hints of smoke and roast round out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I remember trying this fresher and it didn’t seem to meld well. With a bit of age on it this is a nice old ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
A: Pours a murky brown hue some floaters with a nice tall tan head. Head dies to a ring with some lace. S: Mild aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. T: Pretty tasty. Nice chocolate with hints of coffee. Mild roast which adds to the enjoyment. Mild notes of dark fruit with tinges of caramel and darkened brown sugar. M: Medium in body, smooth, ample carbonation. D: Good, a real solid ale. Not pushing the limits when it comes to Old Ales, but tasty and drinkable none the less.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1308) - 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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