Old Bat Rastard | Freetail Brewing Company

Old Bat RastardOld Bat Rastard
BA SCORE
62.1%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 95 ratings
Old Bat RastardOld Bat Rastard
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States
freetailbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wagenvolks on 02-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,193
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
95
Liked:
59
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
10.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from the Brookshire Brothers grocery store in Canyon Lake, TX for $5.49. Bottled on 11-24-15.

Beer poured reddish-brown with a decent off white head that dissipated pretty quickly.

Nose is toffee and light roast.

Taste is a nice play between the caramel malts, toffee, and molasses. Finish is sweet but not cloyingly so.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall i like the molasses play in this beer. It was very noticeable with the first sip but going forward the melding with the caramel malts is quite nice. Glad i gave this brew a shot!

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Photo of Premo88
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(11/24/15 born on date)

L: brown, murky, almost 100% opaque to begin with, orange highlights when help up to light; pushes up small head of beige/tan foam, less than a finger tall; keeps thick beige collar and most of a skin; no major sticking or lacing

S: caramel, dried apricots, peat/earthy dirt note

T: sweet caramel, bitter dirt-hop bite midswallow with a lingering earthy flavor; peach

F: ale slick with a bit of heft; looks a bit flat but has plenty of carbonation; not milk stout thick and lumpy but it's filling with plenty of weight

O: fantastic brew with plenty of authentic English ale notes and a ton of great malt flavor; there's no tricks here in the final presentation, just a malty ale with a solid earthy backbone of hop flavor that's showing up despite nine-ten months of age

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Beerzebub
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 bottle.

Smells bready and nutty, like almond butter spread on toast.

Similarly bready, malty, and nutty on the palate, along with a hint of tartness and some prune and dried fig sorts of flavors. Only moderately sweet; excellent balance between sweetness, smooth herbal earthy bitterness, slight acidity, and nuttiness. Brown or Scotch ale sort of malty flavors, with good depth, lingering in the finish along with some some bitterness, going completely dry, making the beer very drinkable.

Great texture; superfine carbonation, cushy and smooth.

Quite enjoyable; drinking well and probably shouldn't age much longer.

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Old Bat Rastard from Freetail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 62.1% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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