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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditionally, Old Ales are an English style of dark, rich and sweet ale, typically with flavors of soft currant fruit and blackstrap molasses. While Old Ales typically have IBUs (bitterness) of 30-65, Eel River Brewing put their own spin on the style by adding extra hops to ramp up the IBUs to 80!

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12373) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 13, 2017
Bottle, [email protected] Pours amber with a small, staying creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, toasted, soft astringency. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has hard toasted caramel, vinious, a mild oaky touch. Serious malty bitterness. Very chewy. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2017
Draught at Hopwater Distribution. Brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, hops, resin, toffee, nuts, bread and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with caramel, resin, hops, nuts, pine, toffee and bread. Excellent old ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4617) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2016
26-NOV-2016, bottle @home, brought by Erik. Hazy Brown with a lasting, tan head. Aroma is caramel, hops, dried fruit, Wood. Taste the same. Sweet and quite bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (10515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen (01/11/2016) - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, dried fruity notes, warming boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (7230) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2016
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.7%. Dark brown colour, large beige head. Aroma of rich malts and fruity and earthy hops. Medium sweet flavour, malty first, followed by fruity hops and a very resinous and earthy massive bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread. Tastes sweet with balancing bitterness. Full bodied, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8778) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is typical for a barley wine, caramel malts, and some weak hoppy elements. Taste is light sweet flowery, with caramel and bitter liquorice. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a clear dark cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of black strap molasses, caramel malt, a hint of figs, brown sugar, chocolate and a hint of floral hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, chocolate, figs, a hint of brown sugar and some floral hops. Finish has a little alcohol burn with brown sugar, chocolate and some lingering hop bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty aroma With notes of chokolade. Sweet chokolade flavor. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (13651) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Sample from at bottle at DE 2016. Hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruit.


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