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Old Potentate - Southern Star Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 01-14-2013)
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Reviews by portia99:
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Jester King Funk n Sour '13 glass.

A - Pours super muddy with lots of suspended solids in the medium brown colored body. Capped with a short finger of foamy head that has decent staying power that leaves lots of foamy lacing coating the surface of the glass.

S - A bit nutty up front with some notes of dark caramel and maybe even a hint of molasses. Light maltose, a quick whiff of bitter hops, earthy and biscuity malt, barely there milk chocolate and maybe a touch of coffee-ish roastyness.

T - Nutty and earthy up front, roasted malt, hints of coffee, a bit yeasty and some bready malt. Much more roasty than the aroma. Firm hop bitterness. Light caramel and faint chocolate notes. No sign of alcohol at all. Nicely balanced.

M - Medium body with a medium carbonation that is a bit higher than ideal, but still nice. Provides an even tingle in the mouth. Balanced well...definitely malt focused, but hops are potent enough to bring it back into balance.

O - Not what I am used to in an old ale, but I like this...I'd call this a sessionable old ale, which isn't common. Flavors are really well balanced and pleasant all around. I think of old ales being more alcoholic, maybe even boozy, and certainly more of a sipper than this is. This goes down pretty easy - almost brown ale-like in character although a little rougher around the edges...which works well for me.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 00:15:11 | More by portia99
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chickenflea

Florida

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer. Pours a murky caramel color with a low tan head the dissipates within 5 mins. A lot of sediment in the glass. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is earthy, woodsy with damp basement and oxidation. Complex and slightly off-putting because of the oxidation. Taste is fruity with light caramel. Would guess that the hops are "Fuggles and lots of them to give beer such an earthy bitterness. A slightly metallic finish. Mouthfeel is watery and soft. An interesting beer. It seems to be a good representative of the historic British Old Ale.

Serving type: can

06-22-2014 20:36:14 | More by chickenflea
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-09-2014 18:12:32 | More by TX-Badger
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-22-2014 06:46:42 | More by Gatordaddy
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-08-2014 22:35:01 | More by longmire
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 00:51:54 | More by dmorgan310
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greenspointexas

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-14-2013 21:55:42 | More by greenspointexas
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2013 19:50:50 | More by RochefortChris
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dcloeren

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-11-2013 17:53:11 | More by dcloeren
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blastoderm55

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-20-2013 20:38:04 | More by blastoderm55
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Andonato

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-17-2013 23:17:46 | More by Andonato
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silverking

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-15-2013 02:00:42 | More by silverking
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NeverSettle

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2013 03:40:17 | More by NeverSettle
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-20-2013 01:35:55 | More by Eric908
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A murky mahogany pour. Big fluffy, very fluffy tan head. Head fades slowly with top notch retention. Great walls of lacing.

S: Smells very stout-ish. Lots of chocolate. Mild dark fruit and spiciness. Some caramel sweetening it up?

T: Not so much like a stout in the flavor, however. Kind bland up front with some mild caramel and toffee. Toasted malt and nuts. Finish is surprisingly dry. The whole beer is fairly dry if I'm honest.

M: Mellow and medium bodied. Quite dry.

O: Interesting old ale. Kinda tastes more like a dry brown ale than anything. It's not bad but doesn't resemble the old ales that I've had previously. A little too dry, a little too bland but I still enjoyed it enough :)

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 01:22:16 | More by Dope
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PaulUH

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-13-2013 20:39:41 | More by PaulUH
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-09-2013 04:28:55 | More by zbooks
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-26-2013 00:11:32 | More by kylehay2004
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2013 19:56:08 | More by TXhomebrewer
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-31-2013 23:25:32 | More by brandon911
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2013 18:56:10 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

lightly chilled 12-oz can into a nonic pint. No visible canning date, but I definitely purchased this back in January.

Look- Deep amber-brown with visible particulate. Four fingers of frothy beige head, settles slowly. Decent webbed lacing.

Smell- Mild, nougaty, caramel. Some darker milk chocolate/cocoa. Overall pretty subtle, but definitely a nice rich malty character throughout.

Taste- Nutty, rich toasty flavor with a hint of oxidation and golden raisin. Mellow milk chocolate and caramel, finishes with a light touch of black tea. Very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, low carbonation. Slick, would be chewy if it was heftier. Dry, fairly clean finish with a bit of stick.

Overall- pretty spot-on for the style. I had two back when I snagged this six months or so ago and remember a sort of fruity-powdery flavor that I wasn't a big fan of. A few months later and it's definitely improved. One of the better old ales I've had, but I probably wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: can

05-29-2013 01:29:36 | More by Lawl3ss
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-26-2013 20:15:18 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-25-2013 23:10:02 | More by cdwil
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Old Potentate from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.