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Old Potentate - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 10
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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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

drummermattie02, Mar 08, 2013
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2.73/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can poured into stout glass

L: darkish brown with hint of amber; super thick 1/2-inch head that's beautiful light tan that doesn't settle but stays suspended on top of the murk below. unfortunately, I see sediment all throughout the beer ... tan flakes of something that don't settle but stay suspended in the beer, making the whole thing look like brown jello.

S: wine. you can smell the alcohol. and some chocolate.

T: first sip is grand, then it fades into a raisiny caramel. very little hop bite.

F: decent carbonation; either silky or watery.

O: i'm not a fan. the sediment is jarring, and I've not been able to learn that it should be there in an "old ale". i would also add the only other "old ale" I've had was 15 years ago ... Old Peculier, and I liked it quite a bit more than this.

I hate not scoring it higher because I'd like this Conroe brewery to succeed. I'll try some of their other brews (and try to learn more about old ales, so I know what the hell I'm doing with this thing).

Premo88, Mar 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

blastoderm55, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

JohnBender, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

mikool_451, Mar 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

silverking, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

crusian, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Seanniek91, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

longmire, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ctwinne, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

zbooks, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of JMad
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a murky dark brown with a thick head that had small bubbles. Smells of roasted malt with milk chocolate and some earthy tones. The beer is sweet with mocha flavor and a slight hint of roasted malt, there is a bit of a metallic aftertaste. It is surprisingly light and a little over carbonated with a slightly dry finish. Honestly I thought this beer would be better but it's definitely not 'bad'.

JMad, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

dcloeren, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

vcoggins, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TXhomebrewer, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

NeverSettle, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bsuedekum, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ScubaSteve00, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Gatordaddy, Apr 22, 2014
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Old Potentate from Southern Star Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.