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BridgePort Old Knucklehead

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed with double amounts of malts and hops to create a rich, mahogany colored, resinous brew. Aged for three full months before release, this ale is complex, strong, malty and full of character.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
bottle, more garbage water. Sweet and trashy. Foul smell. How do you screw up a barleywine this bad? Undrinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (787) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Cherry amber pour, compact off-white head,scant lacing. Nose is floral, with smoky malt. Bittersweet. Middle is all over the place; pencil shavings, ginger, licorice, sweet malt and alcohol. Finishes almost like a Madeira with hops. This is a sipper.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2015
They have No. 014 and No. 015, and who knows what else. This one has a rich, earthy flavor, a lot like whiskey. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3964) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle, No. 15 bottling. Pours a clear dark amber color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has some caramel and wood elements to it, and seems a little harsh and boozy up front. Taste is smooth, but boozy, and tastes a little of cheap whiskey.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (240) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, piney, and woody, with hints of cherry, caramel, brown sugar, and resin. Taste/Palate: thick, crisp, and sweet; finishes bitter and astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14. Clear golden amber with a decent light beige covering. Nose is caramel malt, spice, toffee, dark fruits. Taste comprises rich toffee, sweet licks, toasted brown sugar, dates, figs, caramel fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol. Decent well rounded barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1960) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Lots going on with bitter hops, sweet malt and dark fruit out front. Must be a barley wine!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamesthebrit (313) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma of bubblegum grape. Yes grape bubblegum. Looks nice. Dark hazy red brown, nice creamy tan head. Taste is sweet. Boozy. Malty. Gummy. Palate is heavy. Boozy. Smooth. Overall this one sort of misses the mark for me. With that huge grape gum note that’s all I can think of. An ok beer but not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
Bomber. Large caramel nose, some fumes. Pretty copper color. Slightly harsh initial, with caramel and raisins / mild bittering enters in mid / full rich finish, which then fades out quickly. Okay. Not exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from Nevitt. Spicy nose, cinnamon, caramel, raisin, apples, hops. Glowing amber, lace. Clear. Rather dry, caramel, dried fruit, sulfur, chocolate, cream.


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