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Magnolia Old Thunderpussy Barleywine

Magnolia Old Thunderpussy Barleywine
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Our tribute to the most famous tenant of our historic building is brewed in September for a February 1st release (kicking off our annual Strong Beer Month). A little hoppy to truly be an English-style barleywine, Old Thunderpussy nevertheless uses all English ingredients and is built around a big, bold Maris Otter taste accented by East Kent Goldings hops. A slightly warmer fementation coaxes out an additional dimension of fruitiness.

Malts: Maris Otter; crystal, Munich, brown
Hops: Challenger; East Kent Goldings
Food Pairings: strong cheeses including Stilton and other blues, intense cheddars, aged goat cheeses

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
carmel sweetness vs a strong hop bitterness in the finish. not a favorite BW, but better than previous scores here indicate imho. red in color with a medium thick body. would do well with a little age."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at Magnolia. Pour is dark amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very malty and boozy with notes of molasses, chocolate chips, pineapple, and tropical fruit. Flavor is much the same with a bitter and boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate and hops. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and weak chocolate flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Murky mahogany pour with an off-white head. The nose is somewhat oxidized and prune-like. Dark fruit sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malt. Some sherry and alcohol on the finish. There’s plenty of caramel and brown sugar sweetness, some oxidation, sherry, and dark fruit. Some alcohol flavor and heat on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3496) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Pours a ruddy brown with a thick but shrinking beige colored head. The aroma jumps out as cherry hard candy with hints of malt and molasses. The flavor is punishingly alcoholic but tasty with sweet cherry, caramel dense maltiness with a strong toasted bitter finish. Nice one, if a bit tough to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Clear light brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet molasses aroma and taste with smooth caramel notes and a creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
on tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is mild medium malt-caramel, some orange. Taste is anise/caramel-medium malt, some orange hops bite. Syrupy mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours murky dark amber with tan head. The aroma is mild with smooth dark fruity esters mixing with a subtle sweet maltiness that’s a bit musty. The taste is smooth dark fruitiness, some black strap molasses, old musty sweet malts and a dash of caramel here and there. It tends to get a tad bright now and then. More cellar time and this will be fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Toronado Barleywine Fest 2010. Not sure where the name of this one came from, but that sounds like a story I’d want to hear. Pours dark brown with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Really looks great. Aroma is fairly simple but nice, with caramel and more roast than pretty much any other barleywine I had there that day. Flavor is very roasty for the style and almost reminiscent of a stout in a way. Biscuit, caramel, and toffee as well. This one is all about the malts. Medium body with average carbonation and just slight booziness. Very good overall, above average even among the great selection I had there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
From tap at Pi bar. Pours dark brown and hazy with a small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and dark caramelish malty. Solid roasted malty and thick caramelish flavoured. Nice bitterness lurking through. Thick caramelish finish mixed with a growing bitterness.

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