Amager Danish Beerhouse Barrel Aged Series Old Man’s Ale

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus
Style: Old Ale
Kastrup, Denmark


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Danish: Når du varmer dig ved denne Old Ale kan du roligt glemme alt om, hvad du troede øl var. Old Man’s Ale er med sin stort set fraværende kulsyre og sine varme toner af træ og velmodnet frugt en øl, der skal nydes i fredfyldte omgivelser – gerne foran pejsen fra et stort cognacglas. Old Man’s Ale har ligget fire måneder på calvados fade fra en af Frankrigs mest velrenommerede producenter Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, og træet giver øllets dets bløde vanilletoner, mens amerikansk Chinook humle tilføjer tilstrækkelig bitterhed til at skabe balance overfor den høje maltsødme og den markante og varmende alkohol. Old Man’s Ale er i udpræget grad en øl til de stille og eftertænksomme stunder - en øllets cognac.
Holdbarhed: 15 år.
Bør nydes ved 16-20 grader C

English: Forget what you think beer is all about when being warmed by this Old Ale. Forget the lack of carbon dioxide and the warm notes of wood and matured fruit require that this Old Man’s Ale is to be enjoyed in peaceful surroundings – preferably in front of the fireplace served in a big cognac glass. Old Man’s Ale has aged for four months on calvados barrels from one of the most prominent French producers; Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, and the wood grant soft tones of vanilla while the American Chinook hops add sufficient bitterness in order to balance the high malt sweetness and the significant and warming alcohol. Old Man’s Ale is indeed a beer for the quite and thoughtful moments – the cognac of beers.

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Crosling's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle from Bier Koning.

Strong nose of red apple, caramel and dark fruit. Well hidden alcohol.

Well balanced flavor profile, but wish it was slightly richer and more complex. Just doesn’t have the flavor intensity I desire in a strong, sweet beer. Overall though, I still found it to be a solid beer. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
torriman (19) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2017
En botella de 33 cl proveniente de un intercambio. Completamente descarbonatada casi como un zumo. Por lo demás, lo que puedes esperar de una barley wine, dulce con cuerpo, matices a madera , pasas y toffee. Lastima el gas pero una buena cerveza

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1373) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruit, Calvados/port wine. Clear medium brown colour, no head. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily- feel, Calvados port wine finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10161) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Ang’ (cheers Ang’!) shared at Moncada Tap Room, Ladbroke Grove, West London, Friday 7th October 2016 Wow what an unbelievable nose, quite amazing, reminds me of Gales Prize Old Ale, it’s beefy there is Oxo, it’s leathery, it’s amazing, stunning. However in the mouth like many an old beer (this is 7-8 years old I believe) but it’s broken down, the Promise of what the nose was suggesting failed to materialise, it’s still quite good, it’s warming, it’s fine in the mouth but does not meet the expectation that the nose promised at all. Ok. A10 A3 T6 P3 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vindueskigger (34) - - AUG 30, 2016
2005 vintage. Haiku: Hold nu fast faster. Tung satan, latterlig booz! Ses i nirvana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2785) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
Sample @ Blåbær ’16, from bottle. Pours murky brownish with no head. Tons of caramel, figs, light liquorice, dark dried fruits, cognac, some light oxidation, tobacco and some light ash.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (2338) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2016 Bottle, 2007 vintage, shared by Vestergaard. Pours murky oily dark brown. Aromas of toffee, dust, oak, sweet tobacco, malt. Taste is malty, heavy boozy, dusty, dark fruits, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (2053) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle from around 2007 in blåbær line. Pours a murky, oily Dark brown with no head. Aroma has tons of old toffee, oak, age and years, tobacco. Taste is sweet, old, malty, heavy, alcohol. No carb, oily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3592) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2015
Delt 0,25 l flaske. Klar mahognifarget kropp. Søtlig lett svovel og fusel med sviske, tørket fruktig nese. Sviske, tawny port i munnen. Alkovarm. Fyldig, flat og kraftig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (7126) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
250 ml bottle, from the brewery. Batch #86. BB end of 2020. ABV is 14%. Dark brown colour, hardly any head nor any carbonation. Aroma of oak, malts, calvados and molasses. Warming mouthfeel. Very oaky and alcoholic sweet flavour, notes of calvados, brown kandij sugar and dark dried fruits. The total lack of carbonation is not to my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4520) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2014
0,25l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours murky dark brown with no head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and some hops. No carbonation. Good.

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