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Brandy Old Time - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.27%
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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kbuzz, May 17, 2014
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acurtis, Sep 01, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -19.5%

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
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Nuwanda, Oct 22, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%

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
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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.

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Brandy Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.