22nd Anniversary | Eel River Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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11 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co.
California, United States
eelriverbrewing.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by westcoastbeerlvr on 11-11-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A one year old bottle of unknown storage history. Just showed up in our market (quite frankly, the distribution system on the West Coast can be mysterious and abysmal). Fortunately, this is a big enough beer to survive the indignities of poor distribution. Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of dark biscuit, lightly toasted malt, whiskey, plums, dates, and light oaky vanilla. Flavor follows, with dary biscuit malt, dates, light dried plums, vanilla and whiskey. Slightly astringent in the finish, but overall seems to have mellowed well for a year. Medium bodied with light to moderate mouth feel and some pleasant silkiness. A very nicely brewed robust old ale that overlaps with the dry biscuit malt style of English barleywine. The fruit notes are more dates than plums. Barreling added good whiskey notes to the very supportive malt base. I liked triple exultation and this bigger barreled version proves it be an excellent precursor for the treatment. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of RickS95
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. This solid old ale/barley wine
pours a rich and muddled mahogany with a nice head of off white foam
that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and sports some nice light sudsy lacing.
Nose of dates, brown sugars, oak, and mild vanilla. Flavors hit the right note
with dates and fig flavors mingling with brown sugars and toffee with
mild bourbon interlaced into a background of subtle cherry and cola
flavors with oak and vanilla giving a fine finish to a great ale. Excellent
mouth feel; low carbonation, moderate warming, medium body, and
a subtly dry warming sweet finish.

Overall, a fantastic brew and a GREAT way to finish off a Monday
full of humid nasty heat....in air conditioning of course.
Worthy of getting a few bottles to cellar in your own
doomsday beer closet.

Cheers!

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Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bottle Barn-santa Rosa. Aroma is dry and dusty. Taste is very strong malts, with an initial ABV assault, astringent, medicinal. Strong, and boozy

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Photo of PappaSam21
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of g00ey
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sjrider
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22nd Anniversary from Eel River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 11 ratings