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RATINGS: 1435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.27%
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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).


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2012
acerbic sticks in my head but that just means bitter. nice malt but some sharpness and harsh tendencies to it that may mellow over time. this is ’12. this was the first beer I ever cloned.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5949) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft: Cloudy, dirty brown with a whipped, patmeal head. Scent is darl fruit, boozy... Taste is fairly creamy, slightly sticky, coffeee, chocolate and dark fruit. Very smooth hop bittering...very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2804) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Poured from a 22ounce bomber that is about 6 years old. Showing signs of oxidation. Notes of raisin, leather, fruity alcohol, malty, sherry. Not bad for its age.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1300) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
'07 bottle. The aroma is pure malt, and get some toffee. The color is a nice amber. The taste is solid with some. A nice drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (1130) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Klar, djupt bärnstens färgad med snabbt fallande lätt färgat skum. Doft: Torkade exotiska frukter, barr, humle. Smak: Citrus skal, honung, gräs, humle, mild lakrits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7464) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Great Divide, Denver. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich fruit alcohol and resin. The flavour is strong bitter with a big resin liqourice slightly metallic palate, Nice to taste not something to drink on a regular basis!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3897) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy brownish beer with a medium sized, beige head that settles into a small layer. Aroma is malty, boozy and there’s big influences of unmalted barley in there. Flavour is very sweet and alcoholic with the barley returning in there. Sweetness lasts for a long time. Very decent barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (545) - - MAY 28, 2014
Pours brown/red body with a medium head. Sweet aroma and a very rich, hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a dark amber or brown. Aroma of spicy hops and caramel. Similar taste. Just too one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2599) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle gbbf. Mahogany slight head. Aroma caramel malts fruits taste same nice sweetness good hoppy bitter finish alcohol warmth. Decent


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