Rummy Old Time | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Rummy Old TimeRummy Old Time

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The “Old Time” series is a collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The base beer (a Belgian-style strong dark ale) for all four Old Times was originally brewed in July 2011, then aged in a variety of oak barrels, some with and some without a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus.

Rummy Old Time was aged for 18 months in four 15-gallon Pritchard’s rum barrels without any wild yeast/brewing bacteria. It is the rarest of the series with only 18 cases produced!

Added by MacQ32 on 10-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 51
Photo of lupercmda
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown color with nice carbonation and one inch head. Smells of Belgian yeast and figs and raisins. Nice old ale taste of vanilla, raisins, and figs and caramel and not a lot of the sour taste from the bacteria. Overall a really good beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Butterscotch, vanilla, toffee pudding, brown sugar and caramel. Bit of oak in the taste, dark fruits. the booze cuts through the sweetness to balance it out. Like a very decadent barleywine. Good carb level. This is delightful.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.91/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brown amber body. Decent khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Rum. Vanilla. Fruity and a little yeasty. Apple fruitiness.

Taste - Tons of rum. Apple fruits. Brown sugar. Oaky.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and boozy from the rum. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I like that this isn't soured. The others were just too much. This s boozy as hell, though.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'm a huge fan of rum and rum barrel aged beers, this one was my first and set the tone for all. This is a wonderfully barrel aged belgian with a strong buttered rum presence. Not much of a burn, even though it's at 11%, very smooth. I wish I would have bought several more bottles of this, but there wasn't much made, which made the bottle limit very low.

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Photo of zac16125
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8oz pour on draft at the Brewery

A: very dark brown almost black with some purplish hues when held to light. 1/2 fingers width of light tan head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no lacing but some alcohol legs

S: licorice, dark fruits, tons of rum aromas, toffee; smells like an old ale more than anything Belgian but that doesn't take away from the fact that the aroma is fantastic

T: darks fruits, malty, chocolate, rum, lots of sweetness. The rum presence is huge, maybe even a bit too much for me but I'm not a big rum fan. A bit of booze adds nicely to the profile.

M/D: Full bodied, chewy, low carbonation. ABV is noticeable but not hot at all. Drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, wow, what a beer. Fantastic.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First public pour from the brewery on release day? It was an honor :)

A - Pours a muddied rich brown, when held to the light the color is easily penetrated at the surface. Less than a half finger of light mocha colored head with moderate retention and no lacing to speak of (not uncommon for the style).

S - Easily one of the greatest smelling beers I've ever stuck my nose into. Literally, I got some in my nose it was so delightful. Tons of dark fruits (raisin and prunes) and rich vanilla aromas. There also seemed to be an incredibly subtle hint of smokiness as well. Mild alcohol aroma. The dark fruits, alcohol and sweet vanilla characteristics are perfectly balanced. A definite 5 in my opinion.

T - Lots of sweet boozy (mildly spiced) rum, vanilla and cocoa up front. After the initial sweetrush, the raisin and prunes combine with cocoa like flavors giving the beer a very sweet rich delicious flavor. The finish/aftertaste is more sweet vanilla and mildly boozy rum.

M - Fairly full bodied but not as heavy on the tongue as I had expected. Minimal carbonation makes for an incredibly rich, smooth drink. The flavor makes it a sipper more than the body.

O - Damn near the perfect sipper in my opinion, I could not really point out a legitimate flaw if I had to. Dark fruits, sweet vanilla/chocolate and boozy rum combine wonderfully. I imagine this to be somewhat reminiscent of what a really well done Rum Bois would taste like.

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Rummy Old Time from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.47 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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