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Rummy Old Time - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.43%


Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The “Old Time” series is a collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The base beer (a Belgian-style strong dark ale) for all four Old Times was originally brewed in July 2011, then aged in a variety of oak barrels, some with and some without a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus.

Rummy Old Time was aged for 18 months in four 15-gallon Pritchard’s rum barrels without any wild yeast/brewing bacteria. It is the rarest of the series with only 18 cases produced!

(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 10-12-2013)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brown amber body. Decent khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Rum. Vanilla. Fruity and a little yeasty. Apple fruitiness.

Taste - Tons of rum. Apple fruits. Brown sugar. Oaky.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and boozy from the rum. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I like that this isn't soured. The others were just too much. This s boozy as hell, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 02:22:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8oz pour on draft at the Brewery

A: very dark brown almost black with some purplish hues when held to light. 1/2 fingers width of light tan head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no lacing but some alcohol legs

S: licorice, dark fruits, tons of rum aromas, toffee; smells like an old ale more than anything Belgian but that doesn't take away from the fact that the aroma is fantastic

T: darks fruits, malty, chocolate, rum, lots of sweetness. The rum presence is huge, maybe even a bit too much for me but I'm not a big rum fan. A bit of booze adds nicely to the profile.

M/D: Full bodied, chewy, low carbonation. ABV is noticeable but not hot at all. Drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, wow, what a beer. Fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 18:41:33 | More by zac16125
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First public pour from the brewery on release day? It was an honor :)

A - Pours a muddied rich brown, when held to the light the color is easily penetrated at the surface. Less than a half finger of light mocha colored head with moderate retention and no lacing to speak of (not uncommon for the style).

S - Easily one of the greatest smelling beers I've ever stuck my nose into. Literally, I got some in my nose it was so delightful. Tons of dark fruits (raisin and prunes) and rich vanilla aromas. There also seemed to be an incredibly subtle hint of smokiness as well. Mild alcohol aroma. The dark fruits, alcohol and sweet vanilla characteristics are perfectly balanced. A definite 5 in my opinion.

T - Lots of sweet boozy (mildly spiced) rum, vanilla and cocoa up front. After the initial sweetrush, the raisin and prunes combine with cocoa like flavors giving the beer a very sweet rich delicious flavor. The finish/aftertaste is more sweet vanilla and mildly boozy rum.

M - Fairly full bodied but not as heavy on the tongue as I had expected. Minimal carbonation makes for an incredibly rich, smooth drink. The flavor makes it a sipper more than the body.

O - Damn near the perfect sipper in my opinion, I could not really point out a legitimate flaw if I had to. Dark fruits, sweet vanilla/chocolate and boozy rum combine wonderfully. I imagine this to be somewhat reminiscent of what a really well done Rum Bois would taste like.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 04:26:01 | More by MacQ32
Rummy Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.