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Old Millheim Strong Ale | Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

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Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Deuane on 01-29-2008

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Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 3 year barrel aged beer was served on tap in a tulip shaped glass

Appearance – A deep red-brown color when held up to light didn’t really let a large amount of light through. The head which initially formed was nice, but faded fast with only a minimal amount of lacing.

Smell – A wonderful sweetness of malt mixes with a more bourbon from the aging process. It has a sweet and boozy smell. It’s quite inviting.

Taste – Wow. You get a nice roasted malty sweetness up front. This then mixes with a wonderful bourbon flavor from the barrel aging. A little bit of sweet carmel with a slight alcohol flavor then works its way in toward the end. Its taste transitions are all quite smooth with nothing ever too overpowering. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel – A medium body with a fair level of carbonation and just a small burn from alcohol at the end. The body is a bit weaker then would be expected for the abv, but it rather easy drinking and enjoyable.

Overall – This is a good brew. The barrel aging really gives this brew some extra flavor. If you have a chance when barrel aged I suggest you give it a go; you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of akorsak
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub during an early dinner.

A: The ale is a copper color, an older penny that combines red and brown hues. An off-white head lingered for a quarter of the glass.

S: The nose has a one-two punch of spices and molasses, heavy but not overpowering. Dark fruits are also floating around.

T: The ale has a strong spice profile, raisiny with brown sugar sweetness. There isn't much more behind the initial spice profile except for caramel malts and boozy warmth.

M: A decent enough ale that never seems to get off the ground. The initial spice profile is nice but everything after it is just okay.

D: A heavy ale that drops off too quickly. Too bad the Poe Paddy porter wasn't on tap.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Elk Creek on 2/28/09.

A - Poured a hazy reddish-copper color with one-finger fluffy off-white head that settled to a frothy retention and left sticky lace around the glass.

S - Sweet caramel malt and dark fruit suggesting raisins comprises the initial aroma. There is also a faint earthy hop character.

T - Lots of chewy caramel malt sweetness with hints of raisins. There is a bit more hop character in the flavor than the aroma had originally suggested, featuring earthy and slight herbal notes.

M - Medium to full bodied and smooth with a slightly syrupy texture and pretty soft carbonation. Finishes with mild bitterness on the palate.

D - Pretty mild and quite drinkable for a strong ale, in my opinion. I found this to be a fine seasonal from Elk Creek, and especially nice on nitro pour.

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Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep, dark brown, almost black. Thick tan diminishing head that reduces to heavy lace.

S-Roasty malt with some sweetness. Not overly aromatic...but enough to make you know something is going on.

T-Roasty and sweet. The alcohol is well hidden. Roast becomes more pronounced as it warmed.

M-Rich and chewy with a lovely smoothness. A pleasant astringent hop bite in the backgroound.

D-Totally-a very lovely beer that I could sit and enjoy for a long time. A wonderful wintertime brew.

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Old Millheim Strong Ale from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
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