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Cape Cod Old Man Winter | Cape Cod Beer

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Cape Cod Old Man WinterCape Cod Old Man Winter

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Cape Cod Beer
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ppoitras on 02-03-2009

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Dasein11:
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Photo of beergod82
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at BBC Cedarville--served into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, red-brown in color, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: toasted malt, caramel, and cinnamon

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, small cinnamon, and dark fruit

Mouthfeel: light bodied, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, medium carbonation

Drinkability: A good treat that I could certain do a couple of. A nice malty brew that is good for the winter months.

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Photo of mj0126
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of puboflyons
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 2017 can. Sampled well after winter on May 27, 2017.

It pours dark brown with a foamy, tan head that lingers and laces.

The aroma has a pungent and rich dark malt and dark bread character along with licorice, sweetness, cellar, and a low to no hop profile.

The body is medium to full but maybe a little astringent.

The taste has a definite malt sweetness with that same licorice character and a mild to moderate earthy bitterness that lasts for a short time.

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Photo of DJoe
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ppoitras
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler obtained in trade with corey0212. Thanks for the opportunity.

Formed a 3/4" tan head over the clear reddish brown brew. Head recedes slowly, with goodly amounts of lasting lace. Aroma is malty, fruity, with a touch of alcohol. Taste follows the nose, with no real flavor of alcohol, but plenty of warming aftereffects. Mouthfeel is pretty, and drinkability is good for the style. Good stuff.

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Photo of Mikeynas
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rjd722
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GulDukat88
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MA08
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterSki
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Greg for this obscure tick. Served in a snifter.

A - Dark tan foam settles to a collar, wisps, and minimal lacework. Transparent ruby-amber body.

S - Loads of toasted malts, with notes of treacle, bread, fruity ale yeast, and earthy English flavors. Is there oak in this? There's a very intense toastiness to this that I attributed to wood, but I can't find any listed in the description.

T - The taste is quite similar; extremely toasty, with notes of bread, fruity yeast, some faint toffee and more of that nebulous wood character. No alcohol, but seems a bit less complex than the summer version.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, quite dry, with no alcohol presence. Sufficient heft for 7%.

D - Drinkable, but not really what I like from this style; lacks the darker and sweeter flavors I enjoyed from "Christmas in July". That being said, I think some of the 'oak' character I picked up in that beer was probably just the heavily toasty malt, as that flavor dominates here.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Corey2012 for providing this in a trade... Thanks!!

Poured from the growler.. Nice 2 finger creamy light tan head. Dark amber color with mostly brown highlights... some ruby notes.... Fairly nice clarity but very dark in color. No visible carbonation.

Nice caramel aroma. Slightly deeper but not too sweet Slight cinnamon aroma... very nice

Very smooth. Very nice. Wonderful full caramel flavor with some deep malt notes in the background. Some nice toasted grains towards the end. Ends with a nice subtle hop bitterness. Just enough, but it doesn't take over.

Full bodied and creamy mouth feel. Smooth with slight carbonation.. Just enough to add brightness.

Very drinkable... Nice winter warmer. I'm really glad I had the chance to try this bad boy!!

Well done folks!!!

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Photo of jimj21
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review written from notes taken in February 2009. Poured from growler obtained at the brewery into large snifter. Beer pours a dark brown with ruby red highlights showing when held up to the light. Topped by about a finger or light mocha head. Not too much retention there is a bit of lacing around the glass. Bubbles rise to keep a nice collar around the edge.

Aromas are a little reserved but what is there is nice. I'm picking up some cocoa and some caramel. There is also a touch of fruitiness. Maybe even a little coffee/roasted malt. Some spices.

A nice mix of flavors in this one. Follows closely with what is in the nose. Good caramel sweetness with some dark chocolate as well. There is a little bit of a roasted taste, but it melds nicely with everything else that is there. Towards the finish, there is some floral sweetness with a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is a little sweet.

Good, full bodied mouthfeel. Creamy. Carbonation level is good. A bit slick.

A very good beer overall. It's nice to see Cape Cod Beer doing a style that is a little different. I don't think this one is as good as the IPA, but definitely good nonetheless.

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Photo of tpauer
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cape Cod Old Man Winter from Cape Cod Beer
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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