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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A deliciously rich barleywine that has spectacular depth and delicacy of flavor that is deep and robust. Its strong, sweet body is balanced with Centennial and Crystal hops for a pleasant hoppiness and finish. Makes a great cellar beer. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught year round. ABV 9% IBU 91

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with hazy dark copper color with particles. Aroma is sweet fruit, malt, syrup. Taste is vanilla, sweet fruit, malt, syrup. 2.9 150308-Full sail old boardhead 06-22oz bottle. Some spruce/phenols. 737313=3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
2008 vintage. A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. A nice caramel ,alt, with vinous notes, and nice floral c-hops. In mouth, licorice, sweet malt, good floral c-hops. Nice and smooth, with warming alcohol in finale. A solid barley wine. Bottle from Bottle Barn, tasted August 21, 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
2007 22 oz. bottle from the most generous stefanje. Thank you Stefan! Clear dark red color with a sizeable head and good lacing. Prickly pine hops are assertive int he aroma with notes of brown sugar, cream, citrus. Taste is very strong and very dry hops, lemon, other citrus and pine. Some subtle fruitiness supports the hoppiness. Nice creamy texture and taste througout. Normally I like a nice maltiness to balance the hops, which this one lacks, but for some reason it works very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11065) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled: Beautiful orange coloure. Unclear. Huge beige head. Herbal, spicy and with a good alcahol character in the aroma. Flavour is malty and sugary with some hoppy notes. Again there is a subtle alcahol note in the background. Complex and wellmade. Ends with a light bitterness and a pleasant alcaholwarming/burnt. Thanks Bück Dich for trading this fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Reserve 99...bottled 11.10.98 Pours cloudy copper with no head and some floating sediment. Aroma is malt with an apple cider, hop nose. Flavor is lightly bitter and heavy malt with a dry hoppy finish. Some notes of caramel and a tad roasty. Warm and full-bodied palate that warms the body all the way down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Old Boardhead
Date: October 15, 1996
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: redish amber
Aroma: sweet estery malt and nw hop aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor with good hop bitterness, apparent esters

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4

Name: Old Boardhead
Date: August 02, 2005
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 1998
Appearance: rusty red, short lived tan head, opaque after a shot of sedement
Aroma: rich malt aroma with a nice amout of malty sweetness
Flavor: big fruit malt flavor, barley enough bitterness to add interest, a perfect blance between fruit and bitter yet big and rich, awesome

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Score: **4

Name: Old Boardhead
Date: August 06, 2003
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2001
Appearance: red, whispy tan head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a touch of earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity character that almost covers up a good dose of esters, just enough hops to almost keep it balanced

Name: Old Boardhead
Date: September 09, 2006
Vintage: 2001
hops have mellowed nicely to provide a good balance to the carmel and fruity malt, esters are faded to the point of being gone

Name: Old Boardhead
Date: June 09, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Noog 3D
Vintage: 2001
Aroma: huge fruity aroma with lots of earthy hops<br

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark dried fruits, caramel, and a decent hop bite. Flavour of tropical fruits, caramel/toffee, and hops. Sticky palate with a bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Hazy amber with a tiny white head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and and ripe fruits. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, pine and hoppy notes. Quite vinious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
JW77 with a nice barleywine...thanks John. Pours a nice amber color with a small white head. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and some floral hops make up the aroma. What a great balance between sweet malt and a deft touch of hops. Really a gem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Oh boy. After a night of mediocrity, this one hits the spot. Actually, the Full Sail Rip Curl was the only other non-mediocre beer. The aroma is intense. So many things in there. First off, it’s fruity. Michigan cherries and dark fruits (dates, prunes). Very malty with notes of red wine and port. Also detected: vanilla, alcohol and saltwater taffy. A beautiful beer. Slightly hazy, ruby/copper-colored ale. Large yeast particles are there, but few and far between. The small, fizzy, khaki-colored head diminishes fully and quickly. No lacing. The flavor is complex. Malty/sweet and pungent up front with bursts of port and cherries. Tart and slightly bitter on the backside. Warm alcohol throughout. Full-bodied with an oily/silky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A short, dry, tart finish. The alcohol is there, but well-disguised. Excellent barley wine!

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