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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Well-aged Old Ale brewed in the tradition of Old Tom's Strong Ale of England. All British ingredients.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Draught at EBF on 2/10/07
I think this beer epitomizes what I like in a beer. For as much sour/bacterial/barrel-aged craziness as I appreciate, I think this is every bit as good. I think Paul (dickinsonbeer) said it best when he had a sip of mine and said, "It’s ok, kind of boring." I couldn’t agree more. The sweetness level is balanced leading to no remarkable dryness or sweetness (tends slightly sweet) and even the malt profile itself is balanced between light and dark. It’s got a deep, faded brass color with strong auburn-copper hues. It’s not a dark beer, it’s not a light beer. I absolutely love how it has a noticeable chocolate flavor, yet it’s not a dark brown beer. The malt is moderately complex, with raisins, chocolate, caramel and some buttercream flavors all being quite soothing. Minor bitterness from the hops, with just a reserved, earthy, herbal flavor. Carbonation is moderate to low and the beer is unfiltered/unpasteurized. Very light fruitiness, I assume from the yeast lends a gentle dryness/acidity on the end. Boring for sure, as in nothing jumps out at you. But everything works in perfect harmony, creating a balanced, flavorful beer. I doubt you could find a bad thing to say about this beer if you drank a whole barrel. Paul is doing some fantastic, authentic stuff up in Burlington, I really miss this place.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a reddish brown color with a thin offwhite head. Interesting aroma and flavor of earthy hops, malt and caramel. Well-made.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at American Flatbread on April 13, 2006. Pours a thin, dissipating beige head atop a deep reddish-brown body. Nose of strong caramel malt. Very oily texture with a burnt caramel flavour, oily roasted malt and some raspberry seeds appear in the finish. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
Pinte dégustée chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de sucré. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée rougeâtre. Aucun col et aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de sucre d’orge (?) et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de canelle en arrière goût. (Rating #446)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Draught pint at the brewpub. Dirty-hazy red-brown, like dried blood, very little head....lots of caramel and anise in the very sweet, slightly herbal aroma....hugely licorice-candylike initial flavor, also tobacco-tarry character, burnt caramel, quite full....bittersweet cherries come out late, a bit of alcohol warmth going into a quite bitter, biting finish. Nice lower-gravity version of the style.


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