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BridgePort Oak Aged Old Knucklehead

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generous amounts of NW pale, caramel and chocolate malts were blended with English Goldings kettle hops and Willamette Valley Cascade and Chinook Hopjack hops. It was brewed in small batches, fermented, and then aged on American white oak. The oak aging imparted caramel and vanilla flavors to complement the bold and smooth malt flavors and unique hop character of this true NW ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bridgeport puts out stuff that never wows. And this barleywine is no exception. A plum hue. Slightly foamy head. You can smell the malts too much. A bit carbonated as well. Has a flat buttery scotch taste. The wash down is dry and bitter. Nothing really extraordinary about it. Kinda boring and typical.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chuckstout (243) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Imparts aromas of caramel, toffee, fruit, vanilla and a touch of oak. A nice clear deep burgundy with candy red highlights. Flavor similar to the aroma and sweet with decent body.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (359) - - MAY 23, 2014
Dark fruit, vanilla, caramel. Pours cloudy orange tinted caramel brown with a light off-white head. Dark fruit balanced with a bright (floral?) flavor. Velvety mouthfeel. This is a thick feeling beer with a lot of flavor. Smooth with a hint of esters on the finish and just a bit of edgy bitterness to keep things interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bomber from Greenís - Buford, Bottling #13. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, vanilla, spicy hops, mild candied fruits. The taste is citrus hops, toffee, vanilla, oak, nougat, a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied, prickly booze, moderate carbonation, good balance. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5786) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bomber. Pours a nice bright reddish mahogany color with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet citrus, oak. A nice robust flavor: tannins, oak, fresh oranges and mellow marmalade hops, sweet sugary dense middle, again more fresh ígreení oak flavors. Quite fresh and big tasting. This isnít a Uinta BW, but it is quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark brown /ruby with large bubbly foam. Mellow oak barrel, wine-like aroma. Heavy on the malts, slightly syrupy with some hops on the finish. Finish is slightly dry. Warming without burning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Deep translucent amber, with lots of small bubbles and an inch of tan head. Aroma is rich with toffee and plum, and woody vanillin notes are prominent in taste. Alcohol is there, but not overbearing, and itís surprisingly dry into the finish, perhaps because of the oaky astringency. $6/22oz (mom & grandma leave PDX)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark auburn/almost ruby color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of alcohol, wood, dark fruit, caramel cherries and vanilla. Flavor lacked the quality of the aroma. A bit harsh and alcoholic at times; Earthy and dark fruit. Some pepper and wood. Good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, fruity and light citrus. Flavor is caramel malt, vanilla, light bitterness, alcohol and dry oak. Medium to full body with a soft mouth feel. Good oak character in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle: Poured a orange red copper with a thin off white head that turned to jello. Aroma is strong bold hops and caramel malts. Taste is sweet malts, vanilla, and edgy hops.The tongue is somewhat dry and leafy.


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