RateBeer
Lucky Labrador Old Yeller Barleywine
     click to upload
overall
93
66
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
On tap at the Portland Barleywine Long Haul Tour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draft at the Quimby St. venue. Aroma of dark malt with citrus hop. Hazy brown amber color with a dissipating white head. Flavor is pruny dark fruit with bitter hop. Quite a nice barley wine. Clean finish. Good sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with lots of fruit and a bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2006
[2006 Lucky Labrador Barley Wine & Big Beer Festival] 4oz Taster – A dark reddish amber color. A very light head but it was a good conditioned brew from 2004. Has taken on some unique qualities to the brew. Has a very sweet taste like strong ale would. The malts have taken a sour note but this might be me. I like this brew and hope to try next year as I want to see where it turns. Good Luck I hope it goes well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Number 25 tasted out of a 28 bottle BW tasting. Poured a clear copper color with almost no head. Doughy aroma, light vinager, sweet toasted malt and mild alcohol. The flavor was a mix of malt, tart fruit, and mild hops. Light to medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
[Vintage 2007] Tap @ Barleywine and Big Beer Fest... Poured a dark amber/red with a thin off-white head. Lots of alcohol which created a distinct barleywine tone. Buttery malt with strong bitter hop and acidic flavors. A little punch in the finish which had some dried fruit in addition to the hops and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
2006 vintage shared at Cornboys Barley Wine Blind. Pours a clear reddish brown with a small light beige head. Aroma of citrus fruit and caramel, rather fruity aroma that is quite nice. Flavor of burnt caramel and bread. Finishes on the dry side but is a nice beer all around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
dasilky tasting, hophead84 bottle, 06. cool bottle and wax... Pristine example of a 3 year old barleywine. Pours murky with a tan ring. Nose is hoppy still. Taste is sweet and hoppy, pretty damn good 3 years out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 1999 vintage at the Lucky Lab barleywine fest. I won’t use this score due to the wild turn this brew took while aging. This 5 year old version turned very acidic and winey, almost vinigar and sour finish. This 2003 vintage barleywine pours a dark mahogany, very clear, with a thin white head. The aroma sets this beer up to be a big ol sweet barleywine, lots of brown sugar, caramel, prune, and hints of chocolate in the aroma. The taste wasn’t nearly as big on the sweet side as I was expecting, sweet up front but finishing quickly bitter with a long tail of bitter hops fading into the distance. Still a very nice barleywine that will probably continue to improve greatly with age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080329 Blind tasting notes and score from Cornboy 2nd annual Barleywine Extravaganza. Citrus fruit hops, sweet, chuckles candy, light tartness, and then I cannot read the rest of my notes...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2006: Pours a hazed petrified amber, thin sheet of froth. Smells nicely oxidized with crystallized hop bitterness balancing things out..piney with ribbon candy sweetness. Flavors are still full and nice, candy-ish...nicely still bitter..no faults..nicely aged goodness that doesn’t seem to have lost much of anything, just nicely nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50