Old Bat Rastard - Freetail Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
BA classifies this as a winter warmer. I’ve read others who classify it as an old ale or an American strong dark ale. Whatever the case, this is a good beer but not exceptional. A low impact ale. Nothing extreme. My expectations were higher. - 3.5
A - Dark garnet, opaque, with little to no head but nice lacing - 4
S - Some malty breadiness, but little else for me - 3.25
T - Just the slightest hint of alcohol, minimal sweetness. If this is an old ale then the attenuation is way too high. - 3.5
MF - Smooth even a little creamy, medium bodied, ever so slight sourness in the finish - 4
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2014 14:00:59 | More by Sludgeman
3.74/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep auburn and clear with a pretty good head and so-so lace.
Spicy and caramel notes are forefront. Some bready and dark fruity character. Definitely some good funkiness too.
Medium to full body. Tangy, spicy finish.
Seems slightly on the fence between scotch ale and winter warmer, but was quite tasty.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2014 23:41:41 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.93/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a rust color with a small tan head leaving little retention or lacing.
Aroma features a lot of bread and caramel malt along with a lot of fruits with an almost port like smell.
Lots of caramel malt and fig in the flavor. Definitely seems infected with a stronger port/sherry, but I definitely don't care as it kind of works.
Medium bodied. Perhaps a touch over carbonated, but not bad.
Overall I enjoyed this. I'm pretty sure it's infected though, but I enjoyed the port like qualities added to the base. Probably not what was intended, but in a night with lots of barleywines and winter warmers, it scored pretty well infection or not.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2013 14:06:23 | More by jmarsh123
Old Bat Rastard from Freetail Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.