RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ Halloween Tasting by cgarvieuk.

Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, candy, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, belgium yeast, fruity, moderate alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, spicy, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101030]

yespr (46568) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #16: Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished off white head. Dry malty aroma, light caramel note. Flavour is mild sweet caramel malt. Light yeasty, mild bitter and with nicely integrated fruity hops notes. This goes into a dry bitter finish.

Ungstrup (38144) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing orange head. The aroma is sweet mlaty with notes of alcohol, hops, and a light touch of grass. While the flavor is sweet with strong notes of grass and medium notes of alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.

joergen (28771) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and sulpur with notes of fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel and fruits with notes of dried fruits, sulphur and hops. Hoppy finish.

anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2009
Draft @ Eel River. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hints of chocolate and some weak hints of hops. Warming roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a warming malty caramel finish.

cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
bottle at halloweeen tasting ...copper ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee malts ... little molassis ... little of that american malt ... nose... very sweet juicy fruits .. odd .. but very sweet... very juicy ... light hop

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2011 12th August 2008.
Odd one this... sweet chocolate malt and a little coca cola in the middle (breifly) and then a bitterish juicy grapefruit finish. The contrast between the sweet chocolate and the bitter grapefruit is pronounced. Don’t drink this too cold or it just tastes like a salty barleywine! Original rating 3.4

10th October 2008
GABF. Clear brown beer. Sweet and rich. Porty tones with a malty sweet finish. Nice!

Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of BrianK. Hazy amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish caramel in the aroma with lots of alcohol. Medium body, some caramel flavours, some yeast and a distinct alcohol burn in the finish. Not bad, just....superfluous. 190408

Rasmus40 (21474) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from Boxbeers. Hazy brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, dark sugar and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 050416

fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2016
2015-05-13, 5 years old, 7-4-7-4-15=37
The nose provides the caramel and malt notes of an American Barley Wine. The body is maybe thinning, and the caramel flavor is prominent; it still has strong bitterness and a lot of resins, getting a bit woody and astringent in the final, while the oxidization is minimal.
Still a good sipper.

2010-03-19, 7-5-7-3-15=37
Red - dark amber color; average head size, but reducing quickly. Mild aroma: caramel, nuts, light hop resins. Full bodied, it has good dark caramel flavor, not really sweet, with traces of roasted nuts and more roasted malt at the end; unfortunately there is also a light dusty feeling; strong bitterness. All the way an American Strong Ale, but a bit purposeless.

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