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Old Schoolhouse Barley Wine Style Ale

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Brewers Reserve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at a sampling event. From notes. Boozy with caramel and butterscotch, somewhat fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of cramel, earthiness, toffee, sherry and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel and oak with a smooth lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle pours medium brown with one finger yellow head. hppy aroma with sweet malts. Sweet malt caramel taste with spicy hops coming in quickly, a little dark fruits and chocolate. Thick palate but not syrupy. finish dull hops. decent "American" barleywine..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Very hazy deep golden amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma, some milk chocolate notes, but mostly English toffee. Sweet chewy malty palate, bread crusts and sponge toffee, some milk chocolate. Finish is a bit hot, even after 2 years in the cellar. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle sampled at Kurt’s Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Pours clear amber to copper with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with some caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with an orange character and hop in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bomber from Letspour.com. Nose is black raisins and some toffee. Clear cherrywood brown with a small beige head. Flavor is slightly bitter, contastingly sweet, and some dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Nice cameral color, weak head, ok nose, malts, some dark fruit. Hopy attack, sweetness, slow thin finish. Okay, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2012
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop copper body flecked by yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, bread, some butterscotch, light apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some alcohol, light raisin. Sticky full body, some resin, acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2012
22 oz bottle. Foggy brown with a lacy off-white head. Rouses with a swirl. Nose is cherry caramel, orange peel and grass. Slick medium body; resiny with soft carb pricks. Taste is lime honey, orange peel and grapefruit pith. I like the progression from sweet to bitter citrus but not what i look for in a barleywine. Good for a hoppy one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared by sloth: Flat brown in color, small head. Funky aroma of medicine and some sweet malts... Taste pretty much the same..... Funky medicinal taste, sweet candy malt... ugh.... Alcohol noticable. Hot....Medium body, kind of sticky. Overall: Drinkable but not very good. Maybe this was just a bad bottle? Thanks bert for sharing!

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