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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Only available in 22 oz bombers and very limited. This very traditional ale is medium-bodied and singularly malty, supplying sweet caramel undertones and age-related character at every turn.

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3.7
drjay44 (3796) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2017
22 oz bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 22) body.......nose is toffee/caramel, hints of brown sugar, mild cracker, mild nuttiness with pecan notes, slight oak tones, no hops......taste is sweet with brown sugar, heavy caramel/toffee tones, moderate pecan type nuttiness, dried fruits including raisin, mild tobacco notes, vanilla, finishing slightly drier, with mild hop spice, balance heavily to the malts.......mouth feel, medium sticky body, alcohol warmth present, moderate carbonation. This is a well done beer that meets the style quite nicely with lovely complexity in both aroma and flavor. This is the time of year for it to be enjoyed. The recipe has obviously evolved. BJCP 9/3/16/4/8

3.9
staticGen (6) - - MAY 7, 2016 does not count
This beer pours with a nice creamy head. The colour is a deep amber brown with reddish hues. Sweet caramel notes and roasted aromas arise from this brew. Even some butterscotch. Not a lot of hop aromas exist here, but this is not a hop forward brew and should not lose points for the style. Nice sweet maltiness to this beer. A hint of bitterness, but the malty character is intended to be the star of the show. It’s sweet but the body of malt and ale yeast flavor balance.

3.2
GTAEgeek (2333) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
22 oz. bottle. Dark, amber-brown color, with a small, beige, foamy head. The nose is toffee, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, some burnt toast, and pecans. Sweet and very malty, with a pretty good, earthy bitterness that lingers, subdued, at the back of the throat for a long while. Medium body, silky, fairly smooth, and just a little astringent. This is a fun, malty, and lightly smoky beer.

3.2
superdaveo (31) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle at CC’s last homestand of a disastrous season. Not much from the aroma. Punchy malt character kind of like a Laughing Lab on steroids. Caramel, chocolate and a touch of roast. A nice rich beer to drown my sorrows in.

3.6
Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Light brown, little bit of haze. Aroma is caramels and toffees, not to intense, and it’s clean. All stuff I want out of an old ale. Taste is similar. The hop/alcohol balancing points are quite mellow but on point. Finishes balanced, with a sweet accent. It’s good - the best examples throw some extra nuance in there - Old Peculiar from the wood being my classic - but this is s tough style to nail and they did a pretty good job here. 4 7 7 4 14

3.3
UncleKorm (1335) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at brewery poured clear brown hue w/ a medium creamy fully diminishing tan head. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are caramel, lightly toasted malt, and dark bread. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and a light warmth in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle - thanks Eric! Pours clear reddish hazel with a small beige head and some lacing. Downhill from there, unfortunately. Aroma is grain, grass, corn, caramel. Flavor is the same, light plus sweet, light bitter, light astringence. Medium body, a bit boozy. Not so great.

2.7
crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
bomber found in a crappy liquor store while working in COS. meh. caramel toffee aroma; very mild taste - light caramel/toffee and soap, mild hops. meh

3.1
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, Aaron says he has no idea where it came from but I’m pretty sure it’s his. Pour is dark reddish brown with thin off white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, bread, some caramel and toffee, light floral and grassy hops, with a hint of yeast and earth. Taste is bready, caramel and toffee, hints of biscuit, some slight grass, earthy notes, some slight fruity touches but not much, finishing fairly bitter but some sweetness comes through.

3.1
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of who the fuck knows. This was found in Dan’s fridge and no one knows who bought this fucking shit. Cloudy, dark orange appearance with a tan head. Soapy, floral, light citrusy, light toasty aroma. Tangy, orange/grapefruit citrusy, floral hoppy, soapy, bitter flavor. Not all that good but not horrible either.


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