1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brandy Old Time - Westbrook Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Brandy Old TimeBrandy Old Time

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

51 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zac16125 on 10-15-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GPHarris:
Photo of GPHarris
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

GPHarris, Apr 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Alieniloquium, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
4/5  rDev -2.2%

kbuzz, May 17, 2014
Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.5/5  rDev +10%

LotsofLupulin, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of jsanford
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jsanford, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Mike, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of derekb_25
4.5/5  rDev +10%

derekb_25, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Nuwanda
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Nuwanda, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of zac16125
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

zac16125, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ygtbsm94, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of timc13
4.5/5  rDev +10%

timc13, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Kurmaraja, Sunday at 04:46 AM
Photo of jfstilling
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jfstilling, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of WckdVbz
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

WckdVbz, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Hopbully
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Hopbully, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of mikeincharleston
4.5/5  rDev +10%

mikeincharleston, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

dar482, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

InspectorBob, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev -2.2%

MNPikey, May 11, 2014
Photo of AintNoTele
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

AintNoTele, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of huntermop
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

huntermop, May 23, 2014
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

RedneckBeerz, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

orangesol, Dec 27, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Brandy Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.