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Old Potentate | Southern Star Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by twiggamortis420 on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,431
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
75
pDev:
13.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A murky mahogany pour. Big fluffy, very fluffy tan head. Head fades slowly with top notch retention. Great walls of lacing.

S: Smells very stout-ish. Lots of chocolate. Mild dark fruit and spiciness. Some caramel sweetening it up?

T: Not so much like a stout in the flavor, however. Kind bland up front with some mild caramel and toffee. Toasted malt and nuts. Finish is surprisingly dry. The whole beer is fairly dry if I'm honest.

M: Mellow and medium bodied. Quite dry.

O: Interesting old ale. Kinda tastes more like a dry brown ale than anything. It's not bad but doesn't resemble the old ales that I've had previously. A little too dry, a little too bland but I still enjoyed it enough :)

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Photo of PaulUH
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

lightly chilled 12-oz can into a nonic pint. No visible canning date, but I definitely purchased this back in January.

Look- Deep amber-brown with visible particulate. Four fingers of frothy beige head, settles slowly. Decent webbed lacing.

Smell- Mild, nougaty, caramel. Some darker milk chocolate/cocoa. Overall pretty subtle, but definitely a nice rich malty character throughout.

Taste- Nutty, rich toasty flavor with a hint of oxidation and golden raisin. Mellow milk chocolate and caramel, finishes with a light touch of black tea. Very nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, low carbonation. Slick, would be chewy if it was heftier. Dry, fairly clean finish with a bit of stick.

Overall- pretty spot-on for the style. I had two back when I snagged this six months or so ago and remember a sort of fruity-powdery flavor that I wasn't a big fan of. A few months later and it's definitely improved. One of the better old ales I've had, but I probably wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of avalon07
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a mahogany brown color and a thick, murky texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nice, enticing aroma of hops, caramel, and some malt.

T: Tasted of malt, dark chocolate, a good shot of hops, and a bit of caramel. This beer has an unbalanced flavor. The caramel, which was so present in the aroma isn't particularly noticeable in the taste. Not a bad flavor, but a bit out of whack.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer to be sure. Not undrinkable, but not exceptional either.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Old Potentate from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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