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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A crisp yet mello dark beer with a very complex finish. Aged to bring out the light fruity nose and lighty roasted malt flavor.

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3.3
Tmoney99 (14604) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear dark reddish brown color with full light brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate aroma of caramel, nuts and troasted malt. Medium body with sticky texture. Medium bittersweet balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, cocoa, raisins, dates, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, burnt caramel, chocolate, anise, coffee, and light coconut.

3.4
Sammy (12336) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at One-Eyed Betty’s. Dark brown coloured body. Chocolate, very good beer, though not spot-on old ale.

3.1
JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Sample at Schmohz. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Roasty nose with some tart fruit. Flavor is the same.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12 oz. thanks alex! pours very dark brown with ruby edges. loose tan head. big basement and spruce nose, with caramel and roast. creamy medium body with lively carb. tangy tart sharp body. definite off flavor, metallic and basementy. metallic tart finish.

3.5
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a large tan head over a deep brown body. Aroma of coffee, caramel, toffee, and leather. Taste is coffee, chocolate, spice, nutshells and a touch sour (maybe?). Creamy bubbles, and a dry finish.

3.5
blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, via trade with mibirder, dark brown pour with a date/fig aroma, chocolatey flavors with some burnt roast and sourness

3.8
Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, coffee, roast, and a touch of smoke. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights around the edges of the glass. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a soapy ring. There’s is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with chocolate and molasses. There is some fruitiness in the middle. The finish has light-moderate anise, roasted coffee, citrus hops, and a touch of alcohol. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, it really seems like more of an Imperial Stout than an Old Ale. Regardless of what style it is, it’s pretty tasty.

3.5
jgb9348 (6319) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head, about two centimetres tall, almost light brown, with a nice opaque glow to the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, cacao (dark, ~80%), canella and a dose of deep pitted fruits, along with some alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a good dose of vanilla, alcohol, toffee, spice and a nice finish of alcohol, cacao and a touch of coffee. Aftertaste shows some roasted malt, along with coffee, earth, vanilla, oak and some light spices - very nice and robust. Overall, a much better beer than I was expecting (I’ve had others from the brewery) with a good flavour complete with spices and depth and a nice complexity that is good for the season and a welcome break from a ’plain’ imperial stout or herbed beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 10-December-2016 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 13-February-2017.

3.4
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Dark husky grains on the nose, dark fruit, chocolate. Dark brown pour creamy tan head. Tart and pruney, some earth, chocolate and dark husky grains. Definitely off. Nose ok, flavor meh.


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