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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1226) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Sippin on dat fuggin barley wine...yeah...Nose is big booze, some Overall, cherries, vanilla, and wood. Very boozy. Body is copper with a light head. Flavors are big booze, vanilla, some of dat caramel and more boooozzzeee. yeah, booze.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (840) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Hazy amber with no head. Nose is buttery, toffee. Smooth flavor, toffee, medium body and low carb. This seems to have lost its sweetness and thinned out, maybe past its prime.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Oakshire hellshire. 22oz bottle suplied and shared by Todd at beer mongers... Pours a mostly transparent lighter toffee hue and topped with a thin wispy light beige head... Toasted malt, a touch of coconut, and a semi-sharp bourbon note. Assertive and somewhatabrasive... Flavors are pretty sharp and boozy with deeper charred bourbon bent which hits upfront and finishes on a larger bitter emphasis that totally detracts away from its experience. Thinner bodied overall. Touch too hot, well maybe more than a touch. This one certainly needs time to settle down a bit. 8/3/7/3/13

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2204) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10723) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
cloudy orange, smooth small yellow head. aroma is bourbon, roasted malts.flavor is roasted malts, toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy amber color with pretty minimal head formation. S: Smells really good. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, oak right away, giving a huge barrel presence. The barleywine aromas of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits are evident and impressive as well. T: The flavor just really falls short. Toffee, nut shells, and wood dominate the flavor. There is a bit of vanilla and some mild bourbon, but the oak and booze are just overpowering. It really lacks refinement, cohesion, and balance. M: The body is medium with low to medium carbonation. O: A really nice nose but the flavor was disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (650) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
The infamous #1. Update on this, since I believe it was released in 2011. A: Mahogany with a thin creme colored ring on top. Lacing. N: Big bourbon nose on top, with heaps of caramel. Toffee and prunes, Oak. T: Big sweetness and a helping of bitterness. Lots of wood. M: Sticky, medium-heavy body that’s slightly watery. Alcohol is big . O: Still astringent even after all these years. The nose is very inviting, but the sensation of drinking it still takes a person by surprise. Guess I’ll keep sitting on these.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
HUGE thanks to Nate for this... medium brown with light tan head, not much to looking at... nose is typical ba bw, mostly malty, caramel with lots of bourbon on the finish... the taste just really isn’t that good, TONS of oak, pheynol alcohol, bitter chemical finish, just really not that good... I probably wouldn’t have this again unless its free, don’t give up much for this at all

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1966) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small white head atop muddy brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/earthy, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/lemon, some alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.


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