"The Great Impression" Stock Ale
Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Brewery Taproom

"The Great Impression" Stock Ale"The Great Impression" Stock Ale
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From:
Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Brewery Taproom
 
California, United States
Style:
Old Ale
ABV:
11.4%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 8.14%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
21
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 12, 2017
Added:
Nov 24, 2013
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  8
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Reviewed by Dsimenson from California

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bomber into a Pilsner.
A: deep ruby red-brown with a tan head that fades quickly to thick lacing
S: malt, herbal hops, syrup, raisins
T: thick malt flavor, herbal hops, a bit of raisins and prunes, surprisingly sweet like syrup, a bit of pine
M: thick, creamy, full, spread it on toast!
O: outstanding, thoroughly enjoyable, almost a meal in itself! Highly recommended.
Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Bum4ever from California

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: reddish brown
S: oak and vanilla.
T: strong also sweet and caramel flavors
F: thick and strong good feel to it.
O: good ale. Little strong taste, bottle recommends aging and I think that would enhance it.
Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by mmilyko from Nevada

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big flavors slightly win out over big ABV. Looking forward to aging a bottle for 2-3 years, then trying again.
Have a feeling this will get better and better with age.
Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by Jae61 from Arizona

Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by GClarkage from California

Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 11/25/14.

Pours a hazy dark crimson-orange with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, dark fruit, candied fruit, caramel, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and port wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of malt, dark fruit, and sticky sugar characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.
Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by KarmicSkrambl8 from California

May 30, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Big malt and alcohol on the nose with oak and vanilla combine to suggest bourbon. Pours brilliant chestnut under a 1” tan foam cap. It enters with rich caramelly malts, vanilla, alcohol, and a touch of roast bitterness accentuated by the hops. The hops tone down the roast, pulling the beer back from any suggestion of coffee. It when the tastes meld together they suggest bourbon but the body is big, luscious and chewy.
Mar 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by ambruns1979 from California

Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by samtrillo from California

Feb 02, 2015
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Beautiful auburn color with plenty of long-lasting foam. Tangy and spritzy on the tongue.

Sweet and caramel flavored with that rusty Old Ale taste. A classic, but so strong and hot with alcohol. Sugary and tastes like sweet Vermouth. Roasted malt and cola. Rather sharp.

An interesting powerful late-night tipple. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.
Jan 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by soughtbygod from California

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.64 by T1i1m1 from California

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.35 by Lard_City from California

Oct 26, 2014
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Reviewed by Wowcoolman from California

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampler pour at the brewery. Beautiful dark amber color with residual head and clinging lacing. Nose is a mix of malt and booze with a nice dried fruit and carmeled apple note. The taste is very boozy, but smooth and highly drinkable. Unfortunately the alcohol overpowers a bit on the taste and the beer doesn't live up to the promise delivered in the nose. My pour was very full in mouthfeel; no carbonation issues that others have noted.
Jun 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Beermasterjarrett from California

3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from 22 into tulip

Murky, some decent lacing. Not much going on. Minimal head. Good legs from the booze

Again, not much. Sweet caramel, booze, red apple

Alcahol well hidden, but not as complex as I was hoping from such a big beer. Some light fruit character, lemon peel, caramel.

Light for the abv, would like a bigger mouthfeel for what I thought it was...11.4

Mediocre, my first offering from dust bowl, I'll probly try therapist next if anything. All the dust bowl products seem to sell really well in my store, more of the hop-forward beers though.
Feb 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by GraduatedCashew from California

Feb 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Marco_Gtz from California

Jan 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by frozenjogurt from California

Jan 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by SerpentX from California

Dec 14, 2013
"The Great Impression" Stock Ale from Dust Bowl Brewing Company - Brewery Taproom
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings