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Thomas Hardy's Ale (2003-2008) - O'Hanlon's Brewing Co. Ltd.

Thomas Hardy's Ale (2003-2008)Thomas Hardy's Ale (2003-2008)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

648 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 648
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.11%


Brewed by:
O'Hanlon's Brewing Co. Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

O'Hanlon's took over the brand and revived it in 2003, but discontinued it after the 2008 batch.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2004)
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davey101

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage, No. 31611. 6.5 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Dark brown/red body with a one finger off white dense head. Settles down to a thin cap with solid edging. Solid retention with some alcoholic legs.

S - Huge caramelized dark fruit presence. Figs, raisins, plums, etc. Sweet brown sugar, toffee, and some light savory and spicy notes. Alcoholic twang on the finish.

T - Caramelized dark fruits, brown sugar, and a toffee bite. Not super complex or layered, but super sweet and delicious. Finish is lightly metallic. Large alcohol presence, but incredibly smooth. Mouth feel is slick with low carbonation.

O - 4.5's all across the board. Its just a damn good beer. Really glad I stocked up on a few of these as its really a world class old ale. Someone needs to rebrew this!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 02:27:11 | More by davey101
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Thomas Hardy's Ale (2003-2008) from O'Hanlon's Brewing Co. Ltd.
92 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.