Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Baird Ganko Oyaji ("Stubborn Old Man") Barley Wine gains its depth and complexity from simple enough sources -- i.e. a grist bill featuring just English Marris Otter pale ale and caramel malts (as well as a hint of Japanese candy sugar), and a hop bill highlighting English Fuggles. The hedonistic pleasure plays out oxymoronically -- i.e. bitter and sweet, heavy and light, exhilarating and exhausting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
330ml brown bottle. 11% abv on label. Package date: 11 09 14. Deep orange colour with haze. Small creamy whitish cap with nice lacing. Nose has big rich toffee malts, brown sugar sweetness. Taste has rich toffee, brown sugar sweetness, citrusy hops. Toffee and citrus aftertaste with alcohol warming and some bitterness. Body is a bit thin, light carbonation. Good brew, a bit simple. I did enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - dark ambercoloured pour with off white head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruits, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17803) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and light alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with some alcohol. 010515

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15516) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Tap @ CBC. Dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, toasted and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, wood, earthy, warming, notes of alcohol and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
[5/1/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 2nd session. Deep golden. Aroma of caramel, graininess, some fruits. Sweet flavor, grainy, malty, caramelly, with some bitter hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3418) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
On tap @ SteamPunk Bar. hazy orange with a medium off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, hops and sweetness. Full body with a warming, bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Blue Session, Křbenhavn
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, fruity, caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
1st May 2015
CBC Blue Session. Keg. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth, slight soft. Decent fine carbonation. Sweetish caramel streaked malts, light dry malt cream. Mild spice, A little dried fruits. Light dry finish. Sweet and fairlyt drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, blue session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Clear golden/copper beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, floral. Malty toffee flavor, vinous, raisins, caramel, floral notes, a bit too boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, bisquit - toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, candy, sweet malt, toffee - bisquit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

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