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Fat Cat Old Bad Cat Barley Wine

 (RETIRED)
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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
Found this written on a piece of paper from last summer when I was between computers. Bottle thanks to presario. Pours deep red to brown, with a big tan head which lasts pretty well and leaves nice lacing. Smells very fruity with some bananas and bubblegum? Flavour is sweet with some hops, raisiny finish. Reasonably thick with decent carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
22oz bottle I brought to Mels YEHA-pours a tan head and gold/amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt, vanilla. Taste is fruity, medium malt, vanilla, Belgian yeast. OK/mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle: Pours a dark amber colour with a thin head. Malty cookie aroma, buttery alc, and licorice. Flavour has a sharp sourness with the herbal licorice tones and oakey alc. carrying through. Syrupy-ness keeps deeper flavours from coming up for me. The herbal-licorice combined with the oakey tones meant that I was not so much ’down with this beer...’

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2008
This appears to be a 2007 bottle. Clear reddish amber color with a quickly shrinking off white head that ended up as a lasting ring. Nose of dark sugars and alcohol. Tastes of sweetened tea, grapes, caramel, some vanilla, and lots of alcohol. Really is sweet, syrupy and boozy. I didn’t get much Buffalo out of it, which I think is a good thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours an amber color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, biscuit, apple, and some earthy hops. Flavor is malt, biscuit, caramel, apple, and a bitter earthy finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
This shit gets worse every year. (2007) version. Deleted my previous rating. Hazy amber,fast fading beige head. Brown sugar alcohol nose. Brown sugar molasses profile, some hops, but all is overshadowed by the harsh alcohol heat. Rough and unrefined

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle (2007): Copper in color, quite clear, hues of ruby, moderate to light bubbley off-white head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Sweet citrus peel nose, very malty, seems very sugary and alcoholic when I whaft it.   Whoa, quite burning on the tongue.   Warming, on the verge of being overly alcoholic.   Quite sweet, nearly cloying, but luckily it is fairly malty.   Hop aspect is nil.   This is a malt forward beer, and a sweet one at that.   Pretty simple overall, malty, almost sickly sweet, minor vanilla and citrus peel, with a good dose of alcohol burning up the backside.   Overly simplistic, with more heat than it needs to have.   I think this one would be better had it not been such a monster.   Needs more subtlty and some hop flavors.   Thanks for the bottle Todd!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a golden orange body with thin head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel. Flavor is big on caramel, sugary, sweet and some spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Clear orange color with no head. Sugary malty aroma and flavor. Way too sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
pours a cloudy amber colour with light head. sweet bubble gum aroma. flavour starts off of carmal, vanilla flavours which starts to get alc flavour


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