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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.27%
Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at first sniff, with its subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, this deep mahogany-hued ale quickly shows its true character marked by bold hop flavors and massive hop bitterness. Old Ruffian’s rich, slightly creamy, caramel malt mouthfeel balances its grapefruit, pine, and floral hop flavors, working wonders on your palate.
A mind-numbing 90 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4205) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2016
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 24 Feb. 2015. Look: Cloudy brown-copper colored body. Some sediment in the bottle even after a full pour. Aroma: Ripe and dried fruits, yeasty baked bread. Flavor: Toffee, alcohol esters, ripe and dried fruits, baked bread. Slightly boozy (low for style). Overall: a good example of the style with relatively well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 21, 2016
355ml bottle from brewdog online store. Appearance is light clear copper to brown. Medium beige head. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is nutty, fruity, malty, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma of malt, caramel with notes of hops and fruits. Semi-clear brown liquid with a fine brown-white head. Light-medium sweetness in the beginning followed by an increasing high bitterness. To much bitterness in my opinion. Average carbonation, full body. I find it very fine barley wine though much bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (425) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Red/burgundy color. Caramel malt aroma with a lot of hops. Sweet, caramel taste with a nice bitter herbal hop taste/finish. Cool barley wine that has a secretly wish to be an Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4058) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2016
Quite a good taste in it. Thick features and nice aroma within all the shape of this nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (495) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Flaska från SB. Mörk rubinröd/mahognybrun med beiget krämigt skum som lämnar rester på sidorna. Riktigt knäckig doft med apelsinskal, muskot, vörtbröd, russin, riktigt bränt socker och lönnsirap. Lite juligt sådär. Märks redan i doften att det är en välhumlad barley wine. Stor, oljig kropp. Apelsinskal, något nötig, fina brända toner och stor beska smakmässigt. Sötman är ganska tillbakahållen, vilket välkomnas. Riktigt snygg barley wine med mycket brända toner. Stor och potent och samtidigt inget slisk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1836) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Greatbrands. Brownish red color with dirt white head. Sticky, resinous, piney aroma and taste with orange peel, citrus, floral notes. Long resinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Eldorange kulör lätt lätt beiget skum. Humlig och klibbig doft. Torkad frukt och bränt socker. Kraftfull munkänsla med tung och fyllig maltbas. Totkad frukt, mörk sirap, spannmål och kavring. Rejäl beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (1175) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Brun /röd klar med smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar russin och torkad frukt. Lite för spritig smak och enkelspårig för att vara riktigt bra. Mycket beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Enjoyed on tap at Great Divide barrel room in Denver, CO while drinking a bunch of drinky dranks. Appearance is dark brown with a nice slightly off white billowy head. Aroma is mostly sweet caramel, light fruit. Taste is real good, real malty and sweet and the booze content is becoming pretty apparent. Overall good stuff.

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