Old Ale - Cornerstone Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was on tap at Cornerstone around 12/26/2008. Their beer board said it had 29 IBUs and a 6.9% ABV. I ordered the tall pint which means it came in a 22 oz. pint glass. I thought a tall meant 16 oz., but it came in a 22 oz glass instead. You don't see me complaining.
This Old Ale appeared to pour a solid pitch black color, but a closer inspection led me to believe that it was a deep dark mahogany/walnut brown color with a few ruby red highlights. On top of this big brown beer was a 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch head of white foam. This head of foam had decent retention that left behind a string of white rings and one single streak of white lace.
The aroma of this Old Ale was dark and lightly fruity with dark roasted malts, a few dark fruits like the plum, and a hint of dark chocolate. When this beer was swirled around, two unique aromas emerged, cloves and ripe banana. Those aromas came out of left field. It was good enough already, but those 2 surprising scents enhanced the aroma.
The taste starts off dark and roasted with dark roasted malts, a hint of roasted coffee beans, a pinch of dark chocolate, and a few dark fruits. After the roasted part of the beer leaves the tongue, in comes the dry bitter side of the beer. This bitter side of the beer consisted of roasted pine needles, roasted citrus hops, and a quick splash of grapefruit. There weren't many flavors that escaped from the roasting.
This Old Ale was more on the medium bodied side of things. The aftertaste to this beer was dry and roasted with roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted hops and a hint of pine needles. The roasted hops were the only flavor in the aftertaste to linger on.
In the end, this was a great roasted and not overly bitter Old Ale. There was that, I couldn't even taste a drop of the 6.9% ABV. I would be pleased to have another 22 ounces or a growler of this fine Cornerstone beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-03-2009 17:48:31 | More by AltBock
Old Ale from Cornerstone Brewing Company
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