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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemenís 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, Gentlemenís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Illusive amber, thin straight white head. Spicy and provoking malt nose - defined booziness and a little creamy sweet. Earnest toasted oakiness, arresting alcohol is there but a bit over the top and a really impressive sweetness that saves things throughout. Soft bourbon, throughs of clean cherry teeth scraping woodiness. Medicinal and passible rich sweet finish.

Bottle, CAGarvieís "Letís Do A Chris O" Chris-O-age, vile style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Spicy aromas, alongside dried fruit. Oranges come through on the taste, but mostly wood. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel and fruit. Taste is oaky with dried feuit and caramel. Sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... deep copper ... thin off white head ... soft sweet peppery oak fruit nose... dark sweet fruits ... soft fruit ... soft toffee malts ... quite bitter ... dry oak ... not for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3334) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Klobyís. Aged on new oak spirals. Pours hazy copper with a thin, fizzy white head. Smells like sweet cherries and apple cinnamon cheerios. Light body and low carbonation. Tastes like apple cider, lemon, oranges, and cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draught during brewery tour during Zwickelmania 2014 at Widmer. Toffee bourbon oak aroma. Golden ruddy nickel color. Oak, toffee, coffee, and citrus hop flavors. Really taste the oak aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2014
The first of the three beers in the series Iím trying. This pours a semi-murky brownish color with a thin tan head on top. Toffee, caramel, candied fruit, and light oak in the aroma. Meh. Sweet, fruity, candied, with syrupy, sticky malts. The body isnít overly heavy, though. Resin and toasted oak kick in towards the back end. It eventually dries out some but thereís still a lot of lingering sweetness. The oak spirals seem rather subtle, or at least more so than I expected. There isnít anything apparently flawed with this beer, but itís a very mediocre offering for something this pricey and considered a semi-special release. I honestly was sick of it after probably 3 or 4 sips. Hopefully the other two in the series are better when I get around to trying them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
1/11/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Dark amber color with a white head. Oakey aromas with buttery caramel. Sweet flavors but somewhat muted compared to the other two brews in the series. Itís good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft. Hazy red brown. Lacing head all perfect. The taste is unique. I guess it could taste like a 1930's cocktail. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft at Beer Run, raw oak spirals. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied fruits, cherries, vanilla, mild wood notes. The taste is candied fruits, white sugar, oak, mild earth and a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, slight heat, low carbonation.

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