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Old Boy Ale - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Old Boy AleOld Boy Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 08-21-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

GRG1313, Yesterday at 05:58 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jzlyo, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

pharmerdoc, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

brongladest, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

From a bottle, pours a dark caramel mahogany with a very creamy white head.

The nose is sweet, crystallized sugar, chocolate, toffee with bitter and piney hops. A little toasty too. Flavor is smokey, which I was not expecting. It is very crisp, but the flavor finishes almost burnt oats or nuts. The chocolate is fighting to come through, but the smoke is overpowering it, damaging what I think the beer was supposed to be. It is almost like tobacco. It's thin and a bit watery, would be better with more body.

Overall, not sure what happened. Could have been better, but wasn't.

nmann08, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Patches826, Jul 17, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at the Revenge Of Instant Replay bottleshare held at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, mild, and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, May 26, 2014
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Old Boy Ale from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.