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RATINGS: 233   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at BridgePort. Clear ruby with tan lacing. Sweet cherry and raisin aroma. Fruity hoppy candy taste, light bitter finish - nice. Medium-full body. Definitely the best I tried from BridgePort.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Nice brown/ruby color,small off white head that faded quickly but left a small lace behind.The aroma was malty and sweet with maybe a slight metallic smell coming through,light caramel.Nice flavor of malt and fruit with a decent hop presence and the alcohol coming through in a mild amount.Nice light body with a good malt hop after taste and light finish.Decent and fairly drinkable brew,that is well worth trying just for the non-heavy feeling that alot of Barley's tend to have.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
No. 11, Poursa dark hazy brown with a small white head. Rich malty aroma. Taste is very rich and smooth with hints of molasses. Great Barleywine!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2007
This was a surprisingly nice and mild barleywine. I don’t usually like barley wines and this was really nice. I had it on the sampler at bridgeport brewery. gotta get me some.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Tap at their NW Brewpub and Bakery... Poured a thick brownish-ruby tone with a thin white head. Sweet barley/malt aroma. Thick palate with a nice residue after you swallow. Really sweet, brown sugar and apricot flavors, very hoppy but well balance and a caramelly aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
12oz. 2003 bottling, #011, with thanks to John (jjpm74) for this, as part of his most generous Christmas cheer forum giveaway! Pours a clear ruby tinted amber with a frothy dark tan head that maintains a whispy covering throughout. Aroma is dominated by sweet caramel and toffee malts, some brown sugar and light vanilla. Flavor seems to hold its own alright and supports the aroma, but overall just a bit thin and watery. No notable alcohol or warmth detected. Malty, smooth, and not bad. Based on recent reviews, it seems like older and younger bottlings are not doing as well right now, so feel pretty lucky to have gotten a chance to try this at a good point. Thanks again John!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2008

2003 Vintage (11th Bottling)

6//2008: BridgePort Old Knucklehead 2003 Barley Wine Style Ale has a milky, dark copper/amber-color. The a thin, but creamy and dense dark ivory crown really doesn’t last very long. Sweet dark fruits (dates, raisins, touch of fig), soft caramel, creamy vanilla, and well-aged alcohol (brandy-like) are detected in the aroma. This barleywine has a very refined and well-aged flavor. It is sweet, but not overly so and just slightly oxidized at this point (5+ years only). Flavors include molasses, raisins, and charred cedar. The once citrusy hops have collapsed and aged into a nice leathery, kind of pruny and tobacco-like flavor minged with dried apricot in the background and finish. The alcohol can be felt, but it is quite muted in the flavor. This beer has a medium body and is really smooth. It is also a bit lighter and more watery than expected, but maybe feels this way due to lack of carbonation. Otherwise, this barleywine exceeded my expectations and I really enjoyed it.

12 fl. ounce bottle (Alc 9.1% by Vol, 04303) from kyzr via trade in September 2006. Thanks Mitch! Rating #166 for this beer...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22 oz bomber pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and oak. Taste is sweet malt, toffee, oak and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours ruby red with a thin head. Syrupy, as expected from a barleywine. Strong aroma and flavor of caramel. Sweet with a definite hop and alcohol presence, but not so hoppy or boozy as to overshadow the malty, caramel flavors. A solid barleywine that I’d drink again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottled, orange amber pour with cottony off white foam, aroma of oak, brown sugar and peach, flavor is brown sugar, malty caramel, whiskey notes, nice


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