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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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This Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed with double amounts of malts and hops to create a rich, mahogany colored, resinous brew. Aged for three full months before release, this ale is complex, strong, malty and full of character.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1770) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2011
A bright and rich red. A woody and fruity nose with a little heat to it. In the mouth it is pretty strong with sweet, juicy fruit flavours and hints of sherry or tawny port. Good if not hugely deep. Hot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
Sampled on tap at SIB. Pours orange/brown/red and slightly cloudy. Aroma of sweet dry fruits, toasted nuts,caramel, and booze. Flavour of dark roasted nuts, caramel and dark fruits. Sweet and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7247) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours hazy orangey amber with a tiny head. Aroma of light toasted caramel, nuts, subtle dark fruits - subtle aroma. Flavour of nuts, toasted caramel, subtle fruits and a boozy finish. Not so complex for a barley wine. Sort of muted flavours. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2011
On tap at Bridgeport with Jeff. Pours a mahogany brown with light foam. Smells sweet with hints of caramel and hops. Tastes pretty sweet with some vanilla, almond and very much lives up to the "wine" name.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Dark fruit is quickly followed by a mustiness, pungent tartness. Pours a deep ruby color with off white head. Plum, blackberry jam begins, drying out the palate in the process. Chewy and thick; almost syrupy. Alcohol warmth reminds you that this is a barleywine. Will warm you up from the inside.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trevor211 (1339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Cloudy dark amber pour. Yipe - something funky in here - very fruity, reasonably hot, really almost a gummy candy flavor. What the... this is not at all what I was expecting, and Im not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Dark red pour with white head, aroma and tastes include vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, with some bitter roast and some burnt caramel. Pretty good, standard malt-driven barley wine.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Old Knucklehead Barleywine Ale--1993 Release--7 oz. Bottle--9.10% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Barleywine--Mixed With 2008 Stone. Aged well Mellow bisquit dulled sweet malty hop body. Mild lacy h ead.Cloudy dark amber brown red color. Mild fruit aroma. Mellow creamy mild tangy hot hint smooth spicy rich end. Sharp Original: Smooth Aged! Sampled 7/17/2008. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Old Knucklehead Barleywine Ale--1994 Release--7 oz. Bottle--9.10% ABV, Barleywine--Have In Storage. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Old Knucklehead Barleywine Ale--1997 Release--12 oz. Bottle--9.10% ABV. (2.0 / 5.0) Barleywine--Cloudy Rich Amber Color. Initially overpoweringly Sweet. Sweetness dissipates as alcohol bite in finish arrives. Still too sweet for me. Easier to taste than to drink. 10/31/1998 Bridgeport Brewing Company Old Knucklehead Barleywine Style Ale 1998 12 oz. Yes 9.10% 4.0 / 5.0 Barleywine Clear rich deep black cherry red color. Huge hoppy malty front followed by equally rich malty body. Rich flavorful sweetness with intense toffee caramel flavor. Smooth until hot alcohol finish. 12/27/1999 Bridgeport Brewing Company--Old Knucklehead Barleywine Style Ale--1999--12 oz. Bottle--9.10% ABV. Barleywine--Have In Storage. Bridgeport Brewing Company--Old Knucklehead BarleyWine Style Ale--No 011--Fred Eckhardt--2003 Release--12 oz. Bottle--9.10% ABV. Barleywine--Have In Storage. AGES WELL!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Pours reddish brown with a creamy tan head and plenty of lace. Aromas of fresh hops, grassy, floral. Taste is rather light for a nine percent, making drinking it a bit dangerous. Slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit, malt and resin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart citrus sweet flavor with a medium fruity sweet finish with a small alcohol bite of moderate duration. Complex beer that I would share with a freind.


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