Old Bat Rastard | Freetail Brewing Company

Old Bat RastardOld Bat Rastard
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3.75 w/ 95 ratings
Old Bat RastardOld Bat Rastard

Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BA classifies this as a winter warmer. I’ve read others who classify it as an old ale or an American strong dark ale. Whatever the case, this is a good beer but not exceptional. A low impact ale. Nothing extreme. My expectations were higher. - 3.5

A - Dark garnet, opaque, with little to no head but nice lacing - 4

S - Some malty breadiness, but little else for me - 3.25

T - Just the slightest hint of alcohol, minimal sweetness. If this is an old ale then the attenuation is way too high. - 3.5

MF - Smooth even a little creamy, medium bodied, ever so slight sourness in the finish - 4

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Photo of Radome
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep auburn and clear with a pretty good head and so-so lace.

Spicy and caramel notes are forefront. Some bready and dark fruity character. Definitely some good funkiness too.

Medium to full body. Tangy, spicy finish.

Seems slightly on the fence between scotch ale and winter warmer, but was quite tasty.

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Photo of blastoderm55
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Trappist_Vince
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JGlitz87
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of wtkphoto
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of LambicKing
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ReyG006
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TexasPensFan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jl28r1
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DruRho
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rust color with a small tan head leaving little retention or lacing.

Aroma features a lot of bread and caramel malt along with a lot of fruits with an almost port like smell.

Lots of caramel malt and fig in the flavor. Definitely seems infected with a stronger port/sherry, but I definitely don't care as it kind of works.

Medium bodied. Perhaps a touch over carbonated, but not bad.

Overall I enjoyed this. I'm pretty sure it's infected though, but I enjoyed the port like qualities added to the base. Probably not what was intended, but in a night with lots of barleywines and winter warmers, it scored pretty well infection or not.

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Cyrano41
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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