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Bear Republic Olde Scoutter’s Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2517) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 aroma includes soft hints of smoke, wood and toasted marshmallow. very nice head, full body, big and meaty, sticky mouthfeel, and a nice bitterness that was similar to Expedition stout. The meaty flavors in this are wonderfully displayed. A sheer joy!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Amber colored with a creamy, off-white head. Sweet honey and doughy, worty aroma with some added floral hops. Malty and grainy flavors with a distinct unfermented wort or extract flavor, some caramel, and a hoppy finish. Thick and syrupy body. I’m not sure what was up with this, but it was way to worty tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Draft from Toronado Barley Wine Festival. Listed as a blend of the 1999 and 2007. Rich hoppy aroma, similar to the Racer 5. Heavier bodied, somewhat sweeter, alcohol hidden well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2296) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Big resin aroma, thick and chewy malts, warmimg, very rich malty character, fruity, very nice. Solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2276) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at McGregor’s. Reddish, clear, no head, color saves the look. Very sweet nose, spicy, medicine. Very thick sweet spicy sticky palate, caramel taste. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2092) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Draft. At rattle n hum. Tan color, lots of lace on the side of the glass. Doesn’t taste as boozy as I’d expect, but quite good and a little fruity

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
At brewery. Dried fruit, cherries, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is raspberries, chocolate, alcohol. Nice modest barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1975) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Clear caramel orange... Aroma of sticky toffee, caramel, oak, syrup... Flavor is fairly balanced, sticky caramel malts balanced by dry bitter earthy hops, more bitter than your average bw... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1890) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 24, 2014 - on tap at the Stone bistro. Opaque muddy brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma and taste were sweet malt and piney hops. Seemed to be more of a double ipa than barley wine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap Gingerman 09= tap at Gingerman August 09) Thinner eggshell head that didn’t last too long, but not terrible retention; clear coppery brown color. Musty wetness on top of sweetish malts; bit of booze in the aroma. Medicinal and a bit herbal; kind of a mess here; wet woodiness; and a bit like cough syrup. Thicker and a bit sticky; bit cloying; soft carbonation. Not really good drinking; could barely finish my sample; just too may off flavors, or at least flavors that I did not enjoy. Overall, don’t know what they were going for in this one, but the mineral-like flavors on top of the booze and other stuff just missed.


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