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Oakshire Hellshire I

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Formerly brewed at Oakshire Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Eugene, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, 10% ABV, 120 cases. This beer was released on May 7th at Oakshire Brewing in Eugene OR


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
murky tan, thin wispy white ring head, light lacing. Oily body, cookie nose with light soy and sugar. Lots of sugar and booze, gritty mid with caramel throughout. Dead body, better and watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle shared at Dak’s Cantillon Tasting. This one missed, both in theme of the tasting and beer style. 24 karat with a bit of rusty penny at its core. Head diminishes quite quickly. Flavor and aroma of caramel, alcohol, toffee, vanilla, and a bit of wood. Not a ton of complexity here...somewhat flat. Thought about trading heavily for this but decided against it...happy with that call.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Last beer tasted with the Chicago guys, thanks again. Brown pour with good carbonation. Aroma was as I expected, brown sugar, malty, sweet and boozy, same goes for the flavor. Easy to drink but I don’t typically reach for BA barely wines all that much so I wouldn’t search this one out again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2254) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle, big thank you to hopscotch and darkguardian for saving some of this for me. Murky butt mud pour with very little head. Big bourbon nose. All kinds of bourbon with muted caramel malt, dark fruit, bitterness from the hops, and a hint of wood.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(bottle shared at Dak’s 5000 tasting). Pours a cloudy copper with thin off-white head.. Aroma has lots of wood, booze, caramel and some band-aid. Taste is sweet with some whiskey. Its still quite hot. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. OK, but I didn’t love it and there were so many great beers that day.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled as Oakshire Baleywine at FOBAB 10. Hoppy nose caramel malts citrus pine caramel awesome nose. Alcohol caramel bitter green flavors. Bitter finish. Ok flavors. 9/4/7/3/15

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2015) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Bomber from Alan. Cloudy orange copper with a tan creamy head. Huge alcohol aroma with prunes, oak, smoke, coconut, vanilla (sorta reminds me off malibu rum). low carbonation, full body, lots of alcohol, quite sweet and hot.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1989) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours an amber red with no head. Aroma of caramel, booze and slight smoke. Taste follows, way too boozy. Not a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Sampled @ FoBAB 2010. Pours a dark coppery brown. The head is rather thin, but this is looking pretty good to me. Nice pungently sweet malty aroma. SLIGHT toffee, but nothing substantial going on here. A little bit of booze of the nose is a bit distracting. There is a light citrus and pine hop aroma, but the malts are dominating. A little hot, towards the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours a rust orange no head.

Aroma: Huge alcohol along with danky peach and apricot.

Taste: Big bitter aggressive hops, hot bourbon and sweet malt. Finishes hot.

Mouth. Hot, sticky full body. Modestly carbonated.

Overall: I believe this beer needs to lay down for a minimum of a year to chill out. I get it now....Hellshire. There was so much going on, it hid the barrel character, or at least it pummeled my palate to the point I couldn’t notice much.


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