Old Potentate - Southern Star Brewing Company
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
2.73/5 rDev -25%
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).
03-04-2013 12:07:47 | More by Premo88
3.49/5 rDev -4.1%
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'.
03-09-2013 05:56:23 | More by JMad
Old Potentate from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.