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RATINGS: 258   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is cheesy, dark malty and slight roasted Sweet, dark malty and roasted. Lingering dark malty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
A hazy dark amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy combined with notes of alcohol and prunes. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and quite a lot of hops as well as some grapefruit. The alcohol gives a slight burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a hazy amber with hardly any head. Sweet caramel nose with loads of Bourbon. Solid body, low carbonation, sweet caramel, vanilla, Bourbon and some licorice allsorts. Warming alcohol in the finish - not boozy though. 290311

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, peaches and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2010
Bottled (from Cracked Kettle). Deep reddish amber colour, small creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some burnt sugar as well as mild nectary notes and alsohol. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, mild wooden notes as well as some alcohol and grassy notes. Gets also some dark dry fruity notes as it warms up a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a msall off-white head. Has a warming malty bourbon aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Malty warming bourbon flavor with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 22nd June 2009
Also 22nd February 2011. Clear deep brown beer. Light airy and dry palate. When very cold this tastes very much of butterscotch. As it warms it gets more rich and tangy. Malt with bourbon and aniseed and spice. Sweetish vanilla oak. Lactose and wood. Nothing unusual here but a nice BA Barleywine and very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 688/1800 from Papago, Phoenix, Oct 2009; possibly 2 years old
Dark color, brown with red shades; the head is initially generous, reducing to a persistent creamy layer. The aroma is very strong, vanilla oak in the front, then sweet malt and caramel, creamy; rich and well blended. As anticipated by the head, the mouthfeel is initially too carbonated, preventing a proper tasting; once gone, the malt flavor explodes in full power, and well sweet; the body is strong and round; there is a strong vanilla oak presence and a nutty touch; the alcohol warms the mouth beyond the expectations at this ABV. Quite strong bitterness.
Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13392) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - no head. Cinnamon, roasted, barley, berries, phenols, fruity, abricot, sweetness, vanilla, light bourbon, wooden, light sharpness, light hoppy, light alcoholic. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
Hard Liver ’08
Golden amber colour. Huge bourbon-mint character. Some malty tang, full big malt and lots of earth. Caramel and boozy bourbon nuances.


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