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Old Stache - Tamarack Brewing Company

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Old Stache
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Tamarack Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Huffaroma on 03-29-2013)
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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A once in a lifetime event to be had in beer form.

This is the 6 or 7th time they have brewed this form of beer and they keep getting better and better with their brewing qualities and ingredients.

When poured from my growler it appears quite black with a red hue in the head. It doesn't last too long but sticks along the edges of the cup.

Smell, a good strong upfront whiskey followed by a slight chocolate aroma and slightly sweet tones. A bit of alcohol in it too.

Taste, on the front side a nice balance of malt followed by the oak age whiskey barrel. Towards the finish there is a slight chocolate flavor that comes out and balances the bitter oakiness.

Mouthfeel, good and rich coating my entire mouth, as if you were enjoying the last of your whiskey shot.

Overall the best so far in the years that I have had it. Bravo tamarack one all 5 stars for you!

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 03:47:28 | More by Huffaroma
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Old Stache from Tamarack Brewing Company
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