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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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Imagine a tango: a man and a woman dancing, their eyes locked upon one another, then take your first taste of Olde Bluechair, Big Sky Brewing Company’s Barley Wine. A taste of apricots, honey flavors, a sliver of vanilla, and a hint of caramel, round out the Barley Wine. Like so many things in life, Olde Bluehair just gets better with age.
Aged for a minimum of 3 months in American Oak Bourbon Barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Sample at Strong Beer Fest 08 Mesa, AZ. Rusty brown body thin head. Body texture was thick and sweet rum flavors were good and also some bread and wheat notes detected in flavor. Wish coould of had full pint of this one. Oh I did went back for seconds.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Draft. 2006 Vintage. Rich amber beer with a cream-colored head. Malt and caramel aroma. Malty, caramel, citrus flavor. Medium body. Lingering caramel, citrus, light pine, light earth. Nice balance on a barleywine. Alcohol doesn’t seem this high.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Poured a slightly hazed red amber color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma was sweet and fruity with some earthy and odd notes to it. Some alcohol fumes. The flavor was sweet and earthy with some dark fruit and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2008
From a 750 ml bottle--Poured a dark amber with nonexistent head. Caramel, sticky, sweet flavor with a mild hop presence. Not a lot of carbonation, but pretty enjoyable. Quite unique and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 13, 2008
’04 bourbon barrel aged keg at Hard Liver 2006. Garnet color with a tight head, nice lacing. Good malty alcohol, and mellow bourbon nose. Medium thick body. Good taste with a big pit fruit and spicy sweetness with hints of the bourbon and wood. Vintage and barrel aged, hard to go wrong with that.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Kyzr. Huge aroma of bourbon accompanied by notes of cherries, plums, dates, tobacco, and alcohol. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Flavor is a mixture of all of the aromas with a dominant bourbon base rounded out by the fruity aspects of the beer. This one got better as it warmed and proved amazing to sip as the Mosely - Cotto fight wore on. Thick and complex. An awesome barley wine!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Found these notes in a pad I use for rating. Was from awhile ago so I’ll just transcribe the notes. Copper/red body. Small orange tinted head. Sweet malt, fruit, hops, bourbon. Medium body. Flavor was light for a barleywine. Somewhat sweet with layers of hops and bourbon.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/15/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006

dark amber, whispy tan head, rich malt aroma with earthy hops and a slight tart edge, creamy body, hot malt flavor, touch of sweetness, good balancing bitterness leaving a long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Another rare beer from Skyview. The aroma is simple with sugar and fruit. Flavor is a little bit sour, and I’m not sure if it is intentionally sour or not, but it tastes good either way. More fruit, thick, and a sweet finish. Almost no hop presence. An usual, interesting quality barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Skyview, dang you keep bringin back the good stuff! Copper color with a thick head. Aroma of cherry, oak and vanilla. Nice, sour cherry taste and a sweet caramel backing. Totally not what I expected. Excellent.


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