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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1223) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22oz bottle thanks again to DaTimbennett. Pours a light amber/copper with a thin tan head. Sweet malt hop and boozy aroma. Oak malt and slight fruit taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
8/3/13. 22oz bombers. Trying all 3 at once and putting my full impression copied and pasted into each entry with varying scores as necessary.

In general, theyíre all the same color. Itís sort of a light amber, more of a burnt orange with touches of red, with some haze. I tried to pour them all in the same manner into a clean glass and they all have a good sort of khaki colored head, ranging from 2-3 fingers. At first pour, the bourbon barrel aged one seemed to have the best head and lacing. After a few drinks, they all lace pretty well.

Iím sort of doing these in the order new oak, bourbon, and rye whiskey, but in general doing them all at the same time to catch the differences. They all share some generic aroma aspects: a bit of fruitiness, especially citrus, but mostly plenty of big maltiness - caramel, old ale, etc. The wood shine through very uniquely when side by side. The New Oak is a bit harsh, smells like straight wood, very woody, just a bit of vanilla in there. The Bourbon is the smoothest to my nose, touches of booze, bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of char and fudge. The Rye Whiskey punches through strong, by far the booziest, a little sweet and spicy.

They again share similar flavors from the base beer. Malty, caramel, hints of cherry, but I wish for more, definite citrus, and a bit of corn and oxidation. The New Oak is a bit rough for me again, very woody, raw, touches of vanilla. The Bourbon is smooth, a touch of booze, vanilla, caramel, etc. The Rye Whiskey is a little boozier, a bit spicier, sweet, and bready.

Overall, I like the Bourbon version best, followed by the Rye, and the New Oak is a few steps behind. In general, theyíre unique and tasty - a great idea.

New Oak
747414

Bourbon
848417

Rye Whiskey
848416

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2331) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours an amber brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of heavy caramel malt, bitter hops and alcohol. Taste is malty with a hoppy bitterness, some oak and booze. Smooth with a nice medium body. Really nice, best one of the series.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours ruddy amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is brown sugar - though not strongly so. Near full bodied. Flavor is mixed fruit, brown sugar, and astringent oak. Itís not really bitter, but between the oak and the hop thereís enough to offset the malt. With time the bitter tends to build up in the mouth. A little red berry and citrus come along. Finishing nicely balanced with brown sugar, fruit, oak and bitter. Itís very different, but persistence reveals a pretty nice ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
It pours a deep amber with a fine lacy head that quickly disappears. The aroma smells fruity, sweet, and a hint of hops. The flavor is very smooth on the tongue with a hint of sweet and oakiness. Nicely done Gentlemen, nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5894) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Draft at UES Pony Bar with Streets. Pours a clear amber body with thin lacing. Aroma is oaky, very light alcohol and sweet vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malts, vanilla, wood and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (447) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Draft at CC Brewpub - Pours amber with frothy head. Smell a little oaky, lemon, and citrus notes. Taste of burnt oak, dark malt, and lemon. Decent finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (2762) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
From the 22 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with a thin off white head. Big malty toffee body, with a big citrus cherry notes and well balanced hop bite in the taste. After a little warming, the aroma starts coming up big. Big cherry notes with oak vanilla and citrus. Very complex and tasty, good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (823) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On draft at World of Beer. Color was slightly amber with minimal head. Aroma was oak, vanilla, and malt. Taste is the same with oak and vanilla. Not as much difference with the Rye and Bourbon as I would have thought.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2754) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at CCB. Cloudy dark amber pour with an off white head. Malty aromas. Mild cherry and citrus notes work well with the sweet malty notes. Above average mouthfeel and body.


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