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Old Bat Rastard - Freetail Brewing Company

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Old Bat RastardOld Bat Rastard

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BA SCORE
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-17-2009

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.92/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip 2011 Vintage

A: Pours brown with ruby highlights and an offwhite head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with a caramel sweetness followed by notes of grapes, figs, and apples.

T: The taste is similar to the nose with notes of apple, grape, and caramel malt. A little odd here and I wouldn't call this a winter warmer.

M: The feel is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O: This beer is a bit odd. It's got a lot of fruity notes and not much else. It tastes like its brewed with grapes and maybe it is. I'm not sure if I'd try this again but thanks to fatmcb1 for the chance!

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2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of the Rostermundt clan.

Poured dark brown and opaque. Smell was tough for me to pick out. Certainly fruits, dark roasted malts. Tastes of malt, caramel molasses and a nice hop hit in the middle. Great mouthfeel slight boozy taste - feels big. Overall a nice beverage, enjoyed it.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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3.03/5  rDev -19%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Old Bat Rastard from Freetail Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.