Great Crescent Dark Ale | Great Crescent Brewery

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Great Crescent Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Dark Ale is brewed using 6 malts including darker malts like Dark Chocolate Malt, Dark Carmel, Roasted Barley and a touch of Cherry-wood Smoked Malt. It is very well balanced; the hops and a light smokiness come through in the finish. This recipe was developed by the fine team at New Abanian Brewing Co. in New Albany, IN and has historical roots in Indiana brewing.

58 IBU

Added by aasher on 01-27-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of davey101
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can with a simple "Dark Ale" sticker on the label. Poured into a DFH signature glass.

A -Pitch black body that lets no light through. 3 finger light mocha head forms and recedes to a nice cap and edging. Great lacing.

S - Roasty dark malts and savory smoke. A touch of chocolate and coffee.

T - More of the nose. Deep roasty malts with a salty and smoky finish. Light hints of bitter coffee beans and hops. Finish is smooth with lingering smoke.

O - A pretty nice roasty dark ale. Not sure I agree with the old ale style, but no big deal. Tasty stuff!

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Photo of JamesS
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got a single can from Kahn's on Keystone, and am regretting not picking up a few more. This is a great beer! While I disagree with the previous reviewer on the style, I cannot say he was wrong, either. Personally, I would have gone with an English Old Ale, but there are some American attributes to it, definitely.

Poured a wonderful deep brown color with some very nice head and nice lacing throughout, going to the top of my Imperial pint glass. Very nice scents, with some nice roastiness, hints of chocoloate, and a nice earthiness underneath it all with some nice malt sweetness. Great flavors, with a great chocolate tone, nice roastiness, slight toffee flavors, and a nice earthy and citrus hop mix (there's the English vs. American I alluded to above). It goes down wonderfully smooth. This is a wonderful brew!

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Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll admit I wasn't quite sure how to designate this. It's an American Dark Ale but I couldn't find a style more fitting than American Brown Ale, even though they do have a Brown ale. It's also on the verge of being a stout, but they don't call it that themselves.

This beer utilizes Dark Chocolate malt, Dark Caramel malt, Roasted Barley, and a touch of Cherry Wood smoked malt.

This just arrived today. It pours a medium bodied chocolate brown with some transparency and a beige lacing around my glass. The nose is instantly salty and smoky, like a beef jerky with slight chocolate. Interesting nose. The flavor are dry and full of roasted malt, smoke, and dark chocolate with moderate bitterness and a slightly sweet chocolaty finish. Not too shabby. The flavors are nice and you don't get any of the 8% abv. It drinks really smoothly and does well from the can. Overall this is a nice beer. The smoke is a nice change of pace.

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Great Crescent Dark Ale from Great Crescent Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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