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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1002) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On tap, the third in the series, pours a pretty cloudy red/orange, thin head but laces well. Mild but pleasant nose, alcohol, malts, wood notes. taste is very pleasant, a bit sweet, oaky, mild malts, alcohol. finishes a bit wet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with a modest beige head and a fruit and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied dark malt and cherry flavor with a slightly sour oaky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Taste is dark fruits. Oak. Vanilla. Roasted malt. Not well balanced. Fruit aroma

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pours an amber color with thin head. This beer is just confusing to me. The flavors donít mix at all in my opinion. There are fruits, wood, oak, bitterness, and heat that all seem to be doing a rumble royal in my mouth. I feel the same about the other 2.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Amber pour with a small white head. Woody, fruity aroma with earth and spice. Citrusy, woody, spice and boozy flavor. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Shared at the ba bottle share. Pours amber. Big oak nose, taste is big pulpy wood, light citrus finish is dry. Solid body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Floback (527) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours amber with reddish hues and a small tan head. Well-apparent caramel, subtle plum, toffee, and wood on the nose. Swashing lace on my snifter. The flavor has loads of astringent alcohol notes, grains, subtle fruits like banana, cranberry, more barrel, Booze, booze, and more booze. BOOZE! Medium/high carbonation and full body. Definitely a brew to save for the end of the night. Donít try this before dinner like I did! I can feel myyy sensesss dulliii..*^*!&@

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to rbrazell! Pours a translucent golden brown with thin ring of off-white head that doesnít really lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla, light earthiness, spice. Taste falls flat of the other two, but all the notes are still there. Least favorite.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
651mL thanks to BSchnab! Pours a clear, deep orange. Thicker yellowish foam. Good, webby lacing. Nose is detergent volatile moving to candied orange, buttery biscuit. Taste is coconut oil up front but then harshly woody, dry, and tannic. Biting and near anesthetic like having just brushed my teeth. Abrasive, tannic body. Wood spirals were probably a bad idea.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2009) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle dated may 30 12. Pour has a brown color and a thick layer of tan head that fell away to some pillows floating about on the surface. Aroma has sweet sticky malts, oak, toffee, hints of dark fruit, and a bit of heat. Mouth feel is full with heavy coating and decent carbonation for a barrel aged beer. Flavor is even more rich, vanilla, oak, dark brown sugar, heavy malts, fermented dark fruit, and a hint of cherry only because the label told me to look for it. It is rich and full and the barrel mixes in quite well. Reminds me of Big Sound that I quite liked as well!


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