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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemen’s Clubs where the cocktail was first served over 100 years ago, this collaboration beer brings together two breweries from opposite ends of the country and ingredients from the home states of both breweries. Using an Old Ale recipe as the base beer, Gentlemen’s Club was brewed with cherries and oranges, Alchemy, Sorachi Ace and Pacifica hops, and hand-selected specialty malts to mirror the qualities typically found in an Old Fashioned cocktail. The beer was aged on three different woods: bourbon barrels, rye whiskey barrels and new oak spirals, resulting in three unique versions of the beer, each offering a slightly different take on the same age-old recipe.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2131) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Un cauchemar pour les diabétiques alors que sucres s’empilent et cachent les subtilités qui semblaient intéressantes sur papier. J’entrevois quand même l’orange et une verdure timide.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Nose is lightly oaked, citrusy and resinous hops, caramel malts. Flavor is very similar with a sweetness that barely sneaks past the oak and hops. I’ve had this twice now. It was quite a bit better after it developed in the bottle, new vs. now.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (511) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
22 oz bottle pour split. Pours a dark red with not much head. Dark fruit bold aroma. Really dry tasting beer, with cherries and plum combined with an aged feel. A little graham cracker. Super smooth flavor with a really nice oak aged feel. Solid, smooth strong ale here. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"1st of the three, aged on oak rather than in spirit barrels. Pretty nice look and feel. Definitely a fruitier and spicier take on the old ale style, but was unique and tasty. Can’t wait to try with the others. Flavor was pretty much the same in the bottle...traditional old ale with a boost from cherries and citrus zest, but the aroma was nearly good enough to bump the score."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (1036) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Copper pour with a white head. Aromas of orange peel and oak. Flavor is similar. I don’t get much cherry or lemon but the orange and oak are there. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This beer pours a clear amber-copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, oak and caramel. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, earthy hops and sweet fruit. The finish is oaky with a sweet and spicy fruit aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4880) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is wood, sticky, rich malts, caramel, and sticky. Easy palate, caramel, sticky, wood, light alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet toffee and vanilla, dry and woody, hint of the fruit, nice and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9221) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Draft... Pours clear and deeply amber with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. As with the other versions, this beer’s aroma is almost too subtle to describe. All I can really pull from my glass of this version are mild notes of toffee and white oak. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and restrained carbonation. The flavor is a bittersweet fusion of toffee and hops intermingled with an enjoyable white oak component. As with the other two versions, there is no alcohol heat here and it finishes malty and mildly bitter. This treatment is much better than the other two. However, the base beer remains reminiscent of an Old Fashioned cocktail and I don’t like Old Fashioneds at all. Again, this is the best of the three treatments.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemen’s Club (New Oak Spirals) ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, candy, dried fruit, moderate yeasty, light orange zest, light wood. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, dried fruit, alcohol, dry, zest bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140315]


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