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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Old Stitch is based on a 17th century recipe developed by Frank Clark at Colonial Williamsburg.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bg thanks to my friend Jeff for bringing this back from the Va for me. Dark brown pour with off white head. Big roasted grain aroma. Smooth malt body with lots of roasted grain and Cara malts in the taste. Good session brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Appearance: dark chestnut brown with a short fizzy off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving no lace. Aroma: ginger snaps, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, and a hint of smoke. Taste: roasted nuts (chestnuts and hazelnuts), toffee, molasses, a bit of caramel and toast. Finish: long, smooth, slightly sweet, with a hint of smoke. Notes:This is a great brown ale. Flavors and aroma are just what they should be: malty, nutty, and sweet. Only sub-par aspect was the lack of a decent head to capture all that great aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Not a bad brown ale, no head, but smooth and authentic. Overall good beer from the shop in Williamsburg.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
The aroma was a nutty coffee. It pour a rich dark, black color like your morning coffee but with a solid head. I did not find this beer sweet at all. It was a rich hazelnut coffee, that finished fairly clean. I did not find it that complex, it was an ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1288) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from the Wine Cellar. Pours fairly dark brown with a slight tan head that fades to a persistent halo with a bit of lacing. Big sweet, nutty toffee aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is very much the same. Smooth but not overly sweet. Finishes kind of dry with a lasting nuttiness on the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
355mL from the cheese shop in colonial Williamsburg. Pours a deeper cola, clear, Rockier tan foam. Good lace. Nose is sweet cola, milk chocolate, pumpkin, cookie. Taste is quite bitter, soapy, red apple, some chocolate, coffee, cookie, tootsie roll. Not bad. Fiancé rating : 3.4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Near clear amber brown pour with large khaki head. Nose is distinct cocoa and coffee grounds. Flavor is malty toffee caramel, biscuit, smokey, earthy tobacco. Almost a malty bitterness on the finish. Some drying hops for balance. I certainly wouldn’t mistake it for sweet. A little watery thin with moderately low carbonation. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy maroon color, huge thick beige head. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is slightly smokey caramel. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkncap (6) - USA - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
complex with toasty malt, cocoa and a bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Served in a tankard at Chownings in Williamsburg ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Draft at Colonial Williamburg. Pours hazy dark brown with minimal off-tan head. Nose was earthy, bready vienna malt, mild cacao, nuts, and backup hops, Tasted rich, with an earthy nutty malt up front, some mid-palate cacao, and a smooth finish. This beer matched really well with the cramped and old-fashioned confines of the tavern we were in, and really seemed to fit the period well. It took me back in time.


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