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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Dick’s is a classic English-style Olde Ale. Sweet and full-bodied malt flavors are complemented by a fragrant but mild hop bitterness. Sweet, bready malt aromas combine with rich flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, and sweet nuts. Truly a beer for the ages, Big Dick’s Olde Ale matures gracefully in the cellar as fruity, estery flavors and mineral notes emerge while the hop bitterness gradually subsides. Delightful on its own or as a digestif with a hand-rolled cigar, Big Dick’s is a delicious pairing for hearty good and cigars alike.

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1.1
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Slightly murky red-brown with . . . no, I can’t do it. This is crap. Complete crap. It smells like sour feet. Taste is bready, lots of alcohol, and something like four pounds of sugar per glass. It’s godawful. It’s slimy. It’s crap, crap, crap. I want to drive to Battle Creek and find someone to apologize for the $6.49 I just poured down the drain. No, I don’t want them to apologize for me pouring it. I want them to apologize for it ever having hit my lips in the first place.

3.2
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown-copper body with a tall, rocky, tanned head. The aroma consists of green leafy tobacco, soapy spice, and bread. Sweet caramel flavour, toasty bread, with some alcohol present. A bit weak in the flavour department, overall. It’s not terrible though. Purchased at Bello Vino in Ann Arbor during the month of December 2006.

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GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle split with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Very nice dark reddish-amber with a small ring of off-white bubbles. Aroma of roasted malt and a nice tart fruitiness. Thinnish body. Flavour is sweet off the top, quickly turns tart and very warm. Alcohol is a bit overpowering in the finish, especially given the lack of body.

3.2
HogTownHarry (7012) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, my bottle. Deep ruby, slightly hazy, average diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma - vaguely woody, lurking booze, sweet malt, dark fruit, peppery yeast and some tart bitterness as it opens more - like a very mild BW. Taste is definitely alcoholic, woody sweet toasty malt, slightly soapy hops, fairly long increasingly bitter/boozy finish. Watery astringent body, alcoholic linger, a little sweetness left on the tongue - simple but decent, if a tad aggressive with the alc.

3.4
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Pours fairly dark brown with medium head. Aroma of sour apple and light malts. I haven’t had an old ale so this is quite unique for me. Sour, but not overbearing. A little caramel sweetness in the finish.

3.2
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
great beer from arcadia. dark in colour. very faint vanilla taste. its good stuff

3.2
BigBeer45 (1540) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bomber, pours dark ruby, fragrance of darl malts, lots of sweet malt, some caramel, faint vanila, port wine, molasses, sweet bouquet, taste of dark malt, light alcohol, dark candy, medium carbonation on the tongue, little apple juice, alcohol gets bigger as it warms.

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imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Hardly what i was expecting. If aged it wouldn’t really benefit. There was very little substance to it.

2.6
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Hazy, dull cherrywood pour with copper hues. Quickly diminishing white head. Old ale? Hardly. Aroma is light malts, really light all around. Hints at floral hops, cherries and whiskey. Hard to assess, I wonder if something is being deliberately hidden. Flavor is more fruit juice and wimpy malts. Light on the palate, would be very easy to drink if it actually tasted good. This doesn’t smell, look or taste like a well made old ale, or one at all. Lively carbonation in the mouthfeel is almost too much and really seals this one’s fate as a failure. Nothing offensive, nothing interesting. Drab.

3.3
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Courtesy fantomas23. Dark copper in color with a thin white head. The aroma took some time to find. Very mild citrusy hop aroma (lemon/orange) was present. Medium-bodied, a little undercarbonated. Taste had malt in front, a bit of smoke, dark fruit, but way in the background. OK, but the aromas and flavors were a bit muted.


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