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Old Bat Rastard - Freetail Brewing Company

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Old Bat RastardOld Bat Rastard

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-17-2009)
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ms11781

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-30-2012 03:27:01 | More by ms11781
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a deep copperish color with good carbonation, nice dirty white cap, lacing

S: A light funkiness, grains, dark fruits, faded hops and dark fruits

T: Faded hops, some grains, caramel and dark fruits with a copper like taste to it. Just off and not so pleasant

M: Medium bodied, overcarbonated, off putting copper like mouthfeel with faded hops, some obnoxious bittering on the end, dry

O: Not so good, move on

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 01:52:15 | More by barleywinefiend
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ehammond1


2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, BdubleEdubleRUN!

Dark copper, small khaki colored head, and some defined, regular lacing. Pretty enough and appropriate.

Grainy aroma, mild bread and faded hops, some earth, and mild spices. Unexciting, though nothing off.

Perhaps this would have been better fresh, but this tastes somewhat old and deflated. The hops are muddied, the spices muted, and what's left is a simple, grainy, earthy flavor.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I didn't care for this one, though there was nothing particularly bad about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 18:16:18 | More by ehammond1
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to kbutler1 for another one.

Pours 1/4 finger of beige head. Color is a copper amber.

Aroma: Straight up malts. Caramel, toffee, and bready flavors. A light raisin and plum flavor mixed in. Some tobacco flavors.

Taste: Slightly sour and tart cherry flavors. This and the tobacco flavors dominate the taste. The malty flavors are in the background. Some plum and raisin flavors.

Mouthfeel: Sour and tart. Light to medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends fairly clean.

Overall, this was an odd beer, but I liked the tartness. Decent drinkability. It doesn't really fit the winter warmer category.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 22:08:17 | More by mothman
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Trappist_Vince

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-03-2014 21:07:39 | More by Trappist_Vince
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dkw0063

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-03-2014 16:12:40 | More by dkw0063
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IndyDad

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-08-2014 13:19:59 | More by IndyDad
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vonnegut21

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-11-2014 15:14:32 | More by vonnegut21
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youradhere

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-01-2012 21:20:55 | More by youradhere
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jamescain for this one too. Is late April too late for a Winter Warmer? Let's find out together!

A: The winter warmer is a dark caramel brown color, opaque with a cola-like hue. An off-white head, not very thick, idles atop the ale.

S: Rich molasses, licorice, and caramel all drive a big nose - not quite barleywine material but in the vicinity. A mustiness, not terrible just enough to be noticeable, drags the ale down.

T: My notes say 'tastes a little old.' Seeing other reviews, that seems right in line. The poor flavors aren't overpowering but they are noticeable. Caramel and sour fruits, molasses too. All providing a full flavor with a unique finish.

M: The off flavors are noticeable, even if they don't get in the way very much. Too much caramel and not enough warmer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 15:58:41 | More by akorsak
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-23-2012 21:13:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-08-2014 00:49:28 | More by petermethot
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter.

A- Dark brown burnt orange color, splotchy lacing, ½ finger to one finger tan head.
S- Big nutty/bready malt aroma, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, raisins, plums.
T- Has a sour fruity taste to it, not sure if it’s supposed to be sour, dark fruits (plums, raisins) bready malt in the background, slight vinegar tart flavor to it.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, dry finish.
O- This beer was interesting, one glass was enough for me, not anything special but glad to try it once.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 11:16:32 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was one of my contributions to a tasting at Jackie O's, courtesy of jefferz5000 via trade (thanks Jeff!). This poured a clear copper color with a few fingers of beige foam and a little lacing. To my nose this smelled like sweet malty wort, thank God it's not a spicy winter warmer (which was an initial fear I held). Caramel malts and such, but mainly this smells like a brewpub during a boil, in a good way.

It tastes malty sweet too, although the one professional brewer in our group (Brad) detected hops so I'm left pondering my inadequate palate! Medium carbonation, easy enough to drink for a 9+% ABV but still not a compelling drink to return to. It's possible that last year's version was better, so I'm open to trying it again next time.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 22:10:57 | More by TurdFurgison
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. 2011 vintage, 200 bottles made. 8.6% abv. Pours a caramel reddish brown color with a light tan head. Caramel notes in the nose as well along with some spice and light fruit like grape. The initial taste has a touch of sourness to it that I was NOT expecting from this beer. Sweet with a sour back end. It works on this beer but I am assuming this is not what was drawn up. I ended up enjoying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:04:27 | More by kbutler1
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-22-2011 02:13:02 | More by enelson
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-25-2013 04:29:28 | More by gtermi
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-11-2014 01:37:03 | More by BGsWo22
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an MBC stemmed glass.

A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a small white head. No lacing or retention.

S: Mild spiced dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate.

T: Burnt sugar, tangy dark malt, metallic roastiness, big chocolate, mild spice, caramel, fig, plum.

M: Fine carbonation, almost thick-bodied.

O: The roastiness is a bit astringent. It grew on me as I sipped it, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 04:04:22 | More by Etan
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-14-2013 20:34:47 | More by greenspointexas
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DruRho

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-06-2013 17:14:26 | More by DruRho
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-12-2012 16:06:32 | More by Cyrano41
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-02-2014 21:14:15 | More by dfhhead25
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-18-2011 06:05:23 | More by duff247
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-03-2014 02:08:59 | More by BMart
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Old Bat Rastard from Freetail Brewing Company
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