RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Old Potentate is a British style Old Ale made with Thomas Fawcett and & Sons Marris Otter malt as a base. British and Belgian Crystal malts round out the malt bill. The dominant hop profile is that of East Kent Golding. Both taste and aroma are of rich caramel, fruitcake and a slight nuttiness. Subtle spice and earthiness play a second role in the finish. The beer is very malty, but well balanced by the hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JAN 25, 2013
Dark brown opaque pour. Couple fingers of a creamy tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt unless some dark fruit and a hint of the earthy hops used. Very bready almost woody taste. Some roastiness. Caramel. Still get some of that dark fruit, maybe plum, flavor. Earthy hop finish. ---Rated via iPhone

klaing (282) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Nut brown with moderate head. Low carbonation. Has some dried fruits, cinnamon, but it's a little thin in mouthfeel and a tad over hopped for this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

drjay44 (3828) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Per the label 1 pint 15.4 FL. OZ. Per the bottle 750 ml. 6.9% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, well retained, dark ivory head, with Belgian lacing, over an initially clear, later hazy and particle laden, dark amber (SRM 17) body......nose is rich malts, with plum, raisin, hints brown sugar, light molasses, minimal hops balance to the malts......taste is very slightly sweet, with hints of plum, raisin, light nuttiness, finishing with a moderately sharp hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, sticky, alcohol hidden. This misses the mark somewhat. It is a bit too hop forward, and could use a bit more sweetness and malt depth. The aroma was the best attribute, with the taste missing somewhat with hop dominance on the finish. Per the breweries web site, this year the beer will be available on tap only, so this is last years rendition. Perhaps it is a bit too old. BJCP 7/212/4/6

Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours murky redish brown. Big fluffy tan head. Head dissipates slowly. Smells of roasted malts with a little caramel. Slightly musty. Taste is mild caramel and toffee nuttyness. There is a slightly metalic taste. Mellow and medium bodied. Unique old ale. Not bad flavor but the metal taste is slightly off putting.

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Some spice and malt on the nose, a little fruit as well; follows onto the palate. Not digging this one.

chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
An interesting beer. Pours a murky caramel color with a low tan head the dissipates within 5 mins. A lot of sediment in the glass. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is earthy, woodsy with damp basement and oxidation. Complex and slightly off-putting because of the oxidation. Taste is fruity with light caramel. Would guess that the hops are "Fuggles and lots of them to give beer such an earthy bitterness. A slightly metallic finish. Mouthfeel is watery and soft. An interesting beer. It seems to be a good representative of the historic British Old Ale.

Fritz123 (1597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Can from the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Pours a dark reddish brown with thick head and some lacing. Aroma is bread, dough, caramel, malts, nuts, wood, earth. The taste is similar. Thick body, moderate carbonation. Heavy yeasts present. Overall not a bad old ale. Finish is earth and spice...

PorterPounder (8284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange to brown with a tight off-white colored head. Aroma has some dates, prunes and molasses. Flavor has a slight funk to it, reminiscent of ripening fruit. Redeems itself somewhat with some sweet molasses, brown sugar and dates- but just does not have that warming quality that I look for in an old ale. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style. Approaching decent.

S_Side_Smitty (802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours cloudy amber-brown with substantial yeast presence and a small white head. Aroma is leather and heavy malts. Taste is sweet molasses, carob, and malts malts malts. The malts become the star at the finish. Definitely an "English style" old ale that should be drunk in the dusty old manor with a dusty old book.

MacBoost (1936) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
12oz can. Pours a heavily clouded deep amber with TONS of floaties. Aromas of cigarette butts, tobacco, worn leather. Nice. Taste is perhaps the best example of cigarette butts I’ve ever had. Very resinous tobacco (although not smoked), like if you were eating a cigarette. A hint of spice. Nice carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet with a lasting tobacco note. Very damn good.

smith4498 (3674) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours clear dark copper color with light tan head. Bready and nutty aroma with some caramel and earthiness. Toasted malt and.caramel flavors with some nutty and earthy notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

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