King's Two Fisted Old Ale - King Brewing Company

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King's Two Fisted Old AleKing's Two Fisted Old Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
King Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 04-04-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 32
Photo of putnam
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown. Active crust of bubbles.
Aromas of brown, raisiny malts, chestnuts and obligatory, craft-brewy, resiny, fresh hops.
On the palate it is clean and dry, with chocolatey tannins -- bitterness nicely positioned in the middle -- and a cadence of chiming flavors that include vanilla, soot, caramel and cream. The texture is noteworthy: quite smooth, despite a serious challenge from deeply extracted hops. There is no feel of gas whatsoever, no prickle, just softly draped, bittersweet chocolate, tobaccos and tea flavors. It turns out the herbal elements are present only to enliven the brooding display of earthen, well-seasoned loungey notes.

Photo of ypsifly
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a deep, dark amber, with a minimal white head and some lacing. The bouqet is very pleasing with fruit and hops each hitting a high note with nice balance.


The taste failed the expectations I had from the smell. I was expecting more body and a much hoppier finish, but it wasn't there. I'd say this is very drinkable in light of the abv.

Photo of marburg
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blackish brew with a big ol' sandstone-colored head. Enjoyable aromatics -- full of fruit, addictive medicinal qualities, chocolate, and a bit of smoked woodchips.

The same sensations present themselves in the flavor -- but they're a little less cohesive. Chocolate is lovely. But there's a jarring transition to a smoked flavor and a biting alcohol and an even worse hop finish that makes you wonder a bit. It's got a nice medium-full body to it, and it's a pretty flavorful beer. But the hops and the dryness are a bit unwelcome here. Drinkable for a high abv beer. But these guys are better than this.

Photo of granger10
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black coffee color with a slighly frothy light tan head. Smell is of charcoal mixed with brandy. Very unusual but good at the same time. Taste is strong on roasted black malts. Molasses sweetness accompanies the malts. Lots of hop bitterness in the middle. Roasted finish to it but not acidic at all. Slight sweetness maintains throughout this thick bodied beer. This is a good beer but I don't think I could drink too many of these.

Photo of tavernjef
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Leathery reddish coffee black color, not thick set in body but still very dark and rich. Finger high sandy brown head, sits briefly, extremely miniscule lacing.

Beautiful smokey black malt nose with deep, dark, and raspy molasses; has a very deep and dark plummy tang, raw black licorice notes laced with cough syrup ethonal. The smokey charred aspect in the aroma is wonderful, a nice display of smokey and dark charred tang...I really liked smellin' this. A bit out of the realm or norm for an Old Ale, but great non-the-less.

Taste is just as nice as the smell, solid black malt temperament, roasty, smokey, charred, tangy, with bits of plum and black licorice, leaves a nice little smokey dark nuttyness and left over charred flavors near the finish where it drys out with a welcoming cocoa dusted effervesence. Not as thick, bold, or rich as I hoping it would be after encountering the aroma. But once it starts it keeps enough interest in flavors to partake more consumption.

Feel is about medium, quick and slick front, a bit more creamier midway to finish. Smooth, smokey tang, subtle dry finisher, partially chalky though. I thoroughly enjoyed this stuff! A bit off for the style I think, but enjoyable all the same. Different and likeable.
trbeer gets another nod for this one...thanks!

Photo of beergeek279
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color is a dark red/black, with a bubbly film of white head. The smell is a sweet malt with slight roastiness. The taste starts with a strong dark malt sweetness and then a very good hop bitterness sinks into the taste, and there's a good warming alcohol in the taste. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. As for drinkability, this is a beer that I think I could enjoy quite a few of.

Thank you to trbeer for the bottle. Before the Mocha Java, I'd never heard of King, but I've been impressed with both of their beers, and can't wait to give some others a try in Ypsilanti. Quite good, and this is one I'd enjoy again.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby red like a porter. Very thin ring of off-white is the only result of the pour.
Aroma of roasted barley, dark malts and ---
Flavor of charred malt, I mean really burnt stuff and a slightly grape or wine like finish.
Mouthfeel starts sweet moves then to a kind of spicy, charred hit and then finishes with that wine like hit I mentioned.
Drinkability is pretty good, I found this a pleasant beer but nothing to spent time and energy seeking out.
Thanks to trbeer for the sample.

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King's Two Fisted Old Ale from King Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.