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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The “Old Time” series is a collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The base beer (a Belgian-style strong dark ale) for all four Old Times was originally brewed in July 2011, then aged in a variety of oak barrels, some with and some without a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus.

Brandy Old Time was aged for 18 months in three Laird’s apple brandy barrels without any wild yeast/brewing bacteria.

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4.3
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of my SC buddy. Cheers, my friend! Pours a hazy brown-orange with a small white head. Nose is big apple brandy, some wood, some fudge, some fruit component, some overripe fruit, booze, and some more brandy. Flavor is a nice blend of brandy, sweet malt, fruit, yeast, and a chocolate component as well. Boozy and brandy-forward, but enjoyable as hell; one of the best beers I have had from Westbrook.

4.1
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Icehawk ! Pours a deep caramel brown color with a thin layer of eggshell foam. The nose is sweet boozy caramel, vanilla, cola, baked apple, touches of chocolate and a bit of earth barrel character. The palate follows the nose nicely with very smooth sweet dark fruit, dates, chocolate, flat cola and caramel. Hints of earthy complexity, licorice, moss and leather. Yum... could be amazing with more carbonation.

3.7
fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, earthy, wood, alcohol - bourbon, light vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, vanilla, alcohol - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130503]

4
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. It’s a massive head on this little fellow. Deep dark cloudy plumaged in color and the head is heavy lacing, lasting and beige in color. The nose on this has something I really can dig. A sweet fudge like sweetness with dark dried fruits, old cellar, lots of fireworks and gunpowder, sweet licorice and even a trace of earth. Mmhhh.. Lovely! The same goes for the taste. It’s really sweet this! Almost a bit to much. Loaded with sherry and, yeah, brandy it’s giving off a strong powerful sweetness on my tongue. There is also something I the background that’s reminding me of ripe berries. Really good in small quantities. A full bottle? Perhaps a bit on the heavy side in one setting, but I really like this. 03.05.2013

4
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours clear redish brown with a small tanned head. Aroma is raisins fidges dark fruits toasted malty caramel. Flavor is sweet brandy, as aroma, nicely balanced.

4.1
Pinball (12155) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
dark brown, smooth light brown to brown head. woody aroma, malts, sweetness, not so hoppy, pretty much perfect standard barley wine aroma. falavor is pretty sugaryt, woody, borbon, r4eally nice sweet bw style ale.

4.3
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3rd May 2013
CBC. Opaque dark brown beer, big tan head. Big brandy - vanilla nose. Palate is light and crisp. Lovely sweet vanilla with light sweet brandy.. Semi dry finish. Lovely smooth beer, superbly well integrated and very drinkable.

3.8
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate woody slightly vinous aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and caramel finish.

3.8
Borup (14511) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy brownish colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, malt, caramel, fruit and alcohol.

4.2
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 1. Pours clear, red-brown with a tight, tan cream head. Rich, deep aroma of ripe fruits, bread and toffee. Big sweet flavor with rich sugars, toasty bread, dried fruits, toffee. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderate warmth to end, very sweet, lightly syrupy, with candied fruits, bread, some further toffee. Big and ballsy. Heavy stuff but I was really into it.


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