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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Well-aged Old Ale brewed in the tradition of Old Tom's Strong Ale of England. All British ingredients.

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yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white to tan head. Aroma is phenolic and dense caramelish with an alcohol note. Dense malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty. Dry finish.

3.4
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
A dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A pleasant vinous aroma with nutty notes, vanilla, plesant. In aroma, a good chunky malt with sustained British hops. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30 2008, with Sponge and Goldorak.

3.7
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin white head. Caramel, light oxidization, toast. Toast, malt, and sweetness. Lightly boozy on the finish with more sweet malt and oxidization.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap-pours copper with a thin offwhite head. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice hops, wood.

3.3
JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Pale amber beer. The nose is a little bit sweet and malty. Softly sweet with a bit of soft sweet caramelly maltiness. Sort of a like a UK barleywine. There is a little bit of berryish character along with some lighter apricot notes. It’s kind of sweet with a light lingering fruitiness. There is a touch of leathery character on the back.

3.1
jredmond (8626) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Draft at flatbread brewpub in vermont. Pours a dark brownish red body. Aroma is some alcohol and spice. Taste is spice, alcohol, well balanced.

3
TaktikMTL (7967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2006
Pinte dégustée chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de sucré. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée rougeâtre. Aucun col et aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de sucre d’orge (?) et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de canelle en arrière goût. (Rating #446)

3.3
AirForceHops (7796) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2013
6 oz. pour @ the brew pub. Deep garnet brown in a snifter. Not much head or lace. Nose is lots of caramel and a light fruit note. Malts are the main player and done well. The English malty taste is done correctly. In the finish it’s sweet with a light lingering fruitiness. The fruitiness is a product of a hop perhaps. I don’t know much about brewing English style ale. Not yet anyhow. None of the 6.8 ABV this batch was said to be. This brew was rather drinkable and enjoyable.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On tap in Feb 2008: Transparent dark copper pour has deep ruby hues and a fully-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of toasty nutty sweet caramel malt and some earthy hops. Body starts full and dark malty sweet with a lot of earthy bittering hops before a drier, toasty bitter finish. A little too bitter for the style, but still pretty drinkable.

3.5
VastActiv (7592) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Tap at American Flatbread, Burlington. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Raisins, ripe fruits, some sweetness and malts.


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