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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (4742) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2017
On tap at McGillicuddys, Five Corners. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark rich orange to brown color with a bar pours kind of slim white head that moderates a sly filmy lace. The aroma took in rich nutty to caramel to toffee malts freely flowing into some sweet grassy hops. Super low bitterness from the hops. The flavor yields to the malts, flowing into a rich sweet nutty robust favor. Tickle of the malts sliding on into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Sly tickle of the malts sliding in the back of the throat. Low carbonation. Sly stickiness. Overall, pretty good old ale for the most malt, nice and thick maltiness seemed good for the style, but it does lack some of that "tobacco"-ey hops I usually like in this style. Still, I could come back to.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2893) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2016
On Tap. @V Barcelona Beer Festival.Del 04 al 06/03/2016 Color marron transparente, sabor dulce, caramelo notas madera.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6370) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6869) - 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 its sweet with a light lingering fruitiness. The fruitiness is a product of a hop perhaps. I dont 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (4052) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy beige head that fades quickly. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, lightly fruity with a hint of chocolate. Taste is mostly brown sugar and caramel but does have a touch of ethanol and some chocolate. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet almost cloying mouthfeel. I find old ales hard to do well, sometime they feel like extract based home brewed beers because of the caramelization that is almost a trademark of the style. I found this one only ok and my least favorite beer of the bunch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
On draft at the brew pub. Copper/amber color with a thin to no head. Very smooth for the style. A nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rodenbach99 (4450) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
Directement du ft sur place. Bire ambre passablement fonce, sans mousse. Cette bire est brasse avec du bruyre / heather. Le nez est de cassonade avec une touche dpices et de bruyre. La bouche est dfinitivement trop sucre, lattnuation nest pas au rendez-vous. Le bruyre se fait sentir en bouche ce qui fait, en plus, une drle de sensation. Sucre et bruyre ne font pas bon mlange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with dark raisin notes, heather, caramelized fruit tones. Huge pear notes, really its very fruity with a mild spiciness. Mild warming, decent offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9929) - 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.


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