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Brandy Old Time - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 4
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zac16125 on 10-15-2013)
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Reviews by GPHarris:
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

bottled 2.8.13

a - poured a thin fizzy head into a tulip glass that dissipated quickly. the body was a dark mahogany color.
s - big brandy and woody aromas.
t - brandy and oak with a hint of vanilla and dark fruits. very boozy.
m - medium.
o - i've been a big fan of westbrook's brandy barrel-aged beers. this one had promise but i should have let it age longer.

04-28-2014 17:21:19 | More by GPHarris
More User Reviews:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.31/5  rDev -19.9%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brown amber body. No real head.

Smell - Tons of caramel. Brandy more than apple brandy, but the fruitiness is there. Vanilla.

Taste - Fruity brandy flavor up front. Then sugar. Lots of sugar. Caramel. A bit of phenolic yeastiness.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and boozy. Low carbonation.

Overall - This is really heavy and sweet. And not in the best way.

01-21-2014 03:06:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-17-2014 04:13:23 | More by kbuzz
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2014 19:29:29 | More by LotsofLupulin
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jsanford

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-02-2014 00:22:49 | More by jsanford
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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-11-2014 03:35:10 | More by Mike
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derekb_25

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-15-2013 17:52:48 | More by derekb_25
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Nuwanda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-22-2013 12:32:18 | More by Nuwanda
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

750mL bottle into a snifter
Bottled on: 2/8/13, released 10/10/13

Aged in Laird's Apple Brandy barrels for 18 months. No wild yeasts in this variant.

A: Pours a dark brown thats caramel colored when held to light. Barely a sliver of off white colored head and no lacing.

S: The barrel notes are the first aromas that come out. Huge apple brandy notes. After that the base beer comes out with a big sweetness, candied sugar, licorice, caramel/toffee, booze. Wonderful.

T: Again, apple brandy notes are huge. Very sweet as well, with candied sugar, cocoa, dark fruits/dates, toffee, artificial maple syrup. I also get some booze which compliments the sweetness nicely, and a faint bitterness that helps keep it from being cloying.

M/D: Full bodied, somewhat syrupy, carbonation is very low-bordering on flat but not quite, which makes it drink almost like a spirit. Has a very nice full body warming effect. The lack of carbonation detracts though.

O: The carbonation issue took what would be an excellent beer and knocked it down to very good. Still very much enjoyable and definitely worth checking out. The only other one Ive had so far was Rummy, which was significantly better than this one (and just flat out fantastic). Just like the Rummy this one doesnt taste Belgian at all, more like an Old Ale. Two more variants to go!

10-15-2013 00:59:06 | More by zac16125
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-26-2013 03:14:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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timc13

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-02-2013 22:59:48 | More by timc13
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-23-2014 13:25:42 | More by jfstilling
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-20-2014 19:44:35 | More by WckdVbz
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

10-15-2013 12:38:29 | More by mikeincharleston
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dar482

New York

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%

The beer comes in a dark brown with a small off white head.

The aroma is quite intriguing. It has Belgian yeast, dark fruit, plums, a dark candy sugar sweetness, along with barrel character of apple brandy and booze.

The flavor follows with lots of apple brandy, tons of toffee, and caramel. Dark fruit with plum, figs with a vanilla character from the barrels. A good amount of booze on the end.

This is an intriguing beer with Belgian quad/strong dark ale notes along with a brandy barrel character.

11-11-2013 02:55:29 | More by dar482
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-30-2014 12:39:34 | More by InspectorBob
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-11-2014 02:09:33 | More by MNPikey
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AintNoTele

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-04-2014 02:06:37 | More by AintNoTele
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-23-2014 21:30:24 | More by huntermop
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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james582

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-01-2013 10:52:10 | More by james582
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-06-2014 22:34:35 | More by Dicers
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15%

01-07-2014 05:29:43 | More by JISurfer
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Brandy Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.