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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11551) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
On tap @ Magnolia poured a nearly opaque dark brown with a lasting amber headf. Aromas of carmel, dark fruiut and biscuit. Palate was medium b odied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Draft. Mahogony/bronze beer with a nice beige head. Caramel, malty, earthy aroma. Sweet caramel malt with backing earthiness. Lingering earthy malt. Fuller bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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."

3.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Dark amber color. Small head. Aroma is malty, sweet and fruity. A medium bodied barleywine. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy. Nicely balanced. Very smooth taste. Touches of orange and vanilla. Nice beer, but the salty finish kind of ruins everything else. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and salty.


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