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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Brewed for Whole Foods. Old Plowshare is a full-flavored Celtic style Stout. Smooth and firm-bodied with the bold flavor notes of dark roasted malts. Because Old Plowshare is organic it remains true to the time-honored Irish tradition of respect for natural ingredients. A great pub classic or the perfect Black and Tan.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 31, 2009
This beer poured a very attractive and inviting dark color that was almost black with a generous tan head that dissipated slowly. The aroma was of sweet roasted malt and coffee. Taste is the same with some milk chocolate flavor as well. The mouthfeel was very pleasant. This is a realy great session stout and one I am looking forward to having again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"slightly boring (and not as smooth in the finish) as old 38, but a solid effort anyway. worth trying a couple times, but i’m not sure why this one was necessary with two stouts already in the line."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods in Portland ME. Pretty straightforward dry stout. Good enough but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with a small foamy khaky head with decent retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, cream, and light herbal. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, vanilla, light coffee, and light herbal. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, and light coffee, and light herbal on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of flavors; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dry stout! Nice robust and balanced flavors; very smooth to drink. Really enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottles in the past. A fine WF-only stout. Very similar to their regular dry stout. Light ash, lots of roast, light molasses. Flavor shows more of A coffee presence, light cocoa, roast. Mildly goaty as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pretty good, but doesn’t compare to the Old 38. Somehow less dark, more nutty than chocolatey and more watery. Still, its tasty and I would never say no to it if offered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run, 5/8/12. I never tried this back when it was available at my WFM store, so I’m glad to see it now. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of dark malts, treacle, toffee, chocolate and some roastiness. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, nutty notes, herbal hops. Medium bodied. Dark with an almost chewy texture and seems oxidized, though it is new at the store. Huh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Interesting dry stout with notes of milk chocolate, milk chocolate, milk chocolate, and.... am I drinking milk chocolate? Well the beer is pretty tasty and drinkable but one dimensional and kind of "organic" tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
This is milk chocolate, or couldnjust taste like that cause I just drank ash water. This is actually pretty tasty,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle poured into a pint glass is black with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is coffee and toast. Body is thin and weak. Overall not one I would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2011
12 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Okay this was pretty lousy all around. Ugly pour with dirty chocolate edges and a small fizzy light beige head. Aroma was metallic, dirty chocolate water, old bad dough, bad raisins. Flavor is similar to the aroma minus the metallic note. Blah, skip this one if you see it, you’ll thank me.

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