Bear Republic Olde Scoutter’s Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
An American version of the Classic British Winter Warmer, Olde Scoutter’s Barleywine is a rich and hoppy beer brewed in honor of beloved brewery dog Scoutt. Malty, Hoppy, and warming, Olde Scoutter will have a place in your heart. 2009 California State Fair - SILVER 2008 California State Fair – GOLD 2001 North American Brewer’s Award – GOLD

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8448) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2008 - Vinous, sweet caramel and some oak. Cloudy orange with a rich head. Cotton candy, caramel malts, hoppy bitterness and a slight boozy burn. Great aroma, but for the age still a bit edgy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On tap. Pours with a muddy orange hued body with a lasting white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of tea, caramel, faded citrusy hops (orange), marmalade, alcohol, lots of esters. Maybe a slight savory note. Flavors are complex, brandy, caramel, dark fruits, orange, estery, balancing alcohol, malty, drinkable big barleywine with a high bitterness. Lower carbonation, fuller bodied, warming. Tasty malt complexity with a lot of (somewhat faded) hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7815) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours amber with a nice beige head head and a fruity treacle aroma. There is a slightly harsh dark molasses flavor with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Draft. Amber beer with a thin off-white head. Rich spicey, malty flavor with lots of caramelization. Caramel malt aroma with some earthiness. Hops present and backing, but don’t stand out. This just didn’t do it for me and I’m surprised to see so many high rankings. It’s just a lof of malty sweetness balanced with hops - there’s not a lot of complexity here and it gets tiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival. Pours slightly hazy orange with off white head. The aroma is all resiny with pine hops to go along with an even and sweet malt background. The taste is moderately harsh with resiny grassy pine hops from front to back. Very IIPA like. I also get some malt sweetness attempting to smooth out the hops. The hops never really give any ground.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Dark fruit, caramel, and slight chocolate combine harmoniously in this aged (our draft was 3 years old) barleywine. Big alcohol was evident, but was warming, not hot. Full feel, slightly low on the carbonation, likely because of the age. Good brew. Still had a little hop bite even."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7425) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Baileys. Pours a deep amber color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty nose with some fresh citrus. The flavor is almost reminiscent of a wheat wine to me with light grainy tartness, very earthy, sweet toffee, yeast, some fruity hops. Pretty good. A bit of heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> somewhat murky, deep orange amber color. British maltiness, Pledge furniture cleaner, pine, booze, orange rind. Fruity rich maltiness. somewhat watered down flavor. classic BW flavors are present, rich maltiness, booze but just doesnt come off sharp or strong. Decent at best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2011
On tap at Coles
Aroma big heavy malts right up front with solid dose of west coast hopping. Aroma rather typical what you would expect from Bear Republic not of barleywine.7+
Appearance amber with light haze. Good creamy top. Fine lace on glass.4-
Flavor and Palate : Big heavy body. Sticky sweet malts that are easily balanced by equally massive amount of hops. Texture itself was mild making this colossus quiet drinkable. Mature offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC. June 2. Pours a murky copper with a small diminishing creamy white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Nice aroma is fruity and hoppy along with caramel malt and bit of spice. Flavour, again is fruity and hoppy along with caramel malt and alcohol. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff, an easy to drink version of the style.

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