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Fat Cat Old Bad Cat Barley Wine

Formerly brewed at Fat Cat Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Nanaimo, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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2008: Aged in bourbon barrels. 11.5% abv
2007: Aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. 12% abv
2006: Aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. 12% abv
2005: Aged in bourbon barrels. 10.5% abv
2004: Aged seven months in wine barrels from the Okanagan. 12% abv

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2005
07.08.05 RBSG Beautiful clouded amber, medium khaki head and lots of lace. Tobacco, apple, soy, strawberries, jammy. This stuff is out of control and just beautiful. I get some vinous notes, but not much wood, more like a younger wood aged port...but milder, not old. Palate is so soft but not at all flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Marzipan, madeira, sweet malts and alcohol in the vinous aroma. Clear copper coloured body with low white head that recedes slowly to ring. Sherry and madeira sweetness in the vinous, fruity flavour. Light peppery undertone. Some dark malts apparent in the finish and alcohol is pervasive. Strong alcohol warming. Thick, sticky body with fair carbonation. Bottle sampled at RBSGí05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2005
RBSG The Old Bad Cat has a creamy average-sized head over a light brown body. Malt dominates the aroma and the flavor follows adding a vinous, acidic complexity to the mix. Some bitterness comes through just before the lightly sweet finish. Creamy oily texture. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Golden amber colored and clear with a filmy white head. Nose is an awesome blend of sweet wood tannins, red wine, and a woody scotch-like sweetness. Exceptionally smooth texture, very much full of fruit esters yet still quite hoppy. Fresh, woody flavors throughout. An impressive barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
bottle. orange-copper translucent body with a yeasty off-white head. yeasty, sugary, malt-accented aroma. flavour is very sweet, malty, and highly alcoholic. I didnít find this too interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 March 2007. Unsure of vintage. Amber body, small beige head. Odd aroma, vanilla like oak, woody notes like lumber. Dry astringency over rough caramel malt. Average palate. Has its moments but I found this very rough. 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0
"Tastes like God of War 2" - Tupalev <P>RBSG 2005. 2004 vintage. Amber body small white head. Aroma starts malty with an interesting acidic fruity twist. Pleasant fruity notes accent the malt and the alcohol is fairly subdued. Lingering acidity, average palate. Purchased from mjames on the auction aftermarket for 10 tickets. An experience to try but unexceptional on the palate. 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Pours a hazy amber color with a ring of white lace. Mild aroma of caramel and candied fruits. Decent flavor of hops, caramel and candied fruits with a mild bitter finish. The body is light to medium with liquorous texture and moderate carbonation. Previous ratings : 5/3/6/3/10/2.7 5/3/5/3/9/2.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Dark amber color - cloudy with a thin crusty head. Aroma of alcohol & caramel. Flavor is thick with caramel, chewy sweet, and notes of alcohol and some spice. Thick body that finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Rich amber color with a thin head. Aromas of fruit and caramel. Taste is dominated by candi sugar, grape and funky cheese. Lively mouthfeel and super sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 Lots of interesting aroma and flavour in this one. There is a bit of tinnyness in the flavour which detracts from itís overall rating but itís good stuff. Rerate 2006-03-26. 2004 Vintage Itís mellowed out a bit but that faint tinnyness is still there.

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