elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Brick Store Pub in Decatur. Pours a beautifully clear, dark red. Small head, but lots of lacing remains. Aroma is driven by alcohol and is very sugary, but there is some hoppiness, as well. Flavor of some hops, dried fruit (apricot and cherry)--overall, it’s very sweet, but a bit sour from the fruit and bitter from the hops. Alcohol is extremely strong throughout, and the flavor profile is reminiscent of brandy. A relatively thick mouthfeel. In sum, a fine brandywine that is especially for those who like fruit flavors to come through. Strong.
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
similar to old ruffian with it’s aggressive hop profile and rich malt backbone. this one has a little more toffee sweetness to it. balanced aroma and flavor not because either is delicate but both hops and malt are intense enough to balance each other out. wish they’d can this one too."
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Hops & Pie with Stephen and Dave. Pours bronze red with thin lacing. Aroma is figs, earthy spicy hops, raison, cardboard. Taste is caramel raison earthy bitter hops.
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is murky amber with a small tan head and great lacing. Big raisins, figs, dark fruits, tangy, red licorice, caramelly, bready, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is bread, slightly oxidized, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, grapey, and dates - somewhat sweet. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent Barleywine.
Bacterial (2161) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour at Pizzaria Paradiso DuPont Circle in DC. Lots of lacing. Hoppy nose. Big alcohol malt and hoppiness here - well balanced.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival 2011, On tap. Hazy amber body with. Small tan head
Sweet caramel fruit and malt aroma
Bigfruit and caramel flavor
Full body mod low carb
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a gently hazed ruby amber with a thin beige head. Big plum and prune, malt and sticky caramel. Chewy malt, lots of plum and prune notes, toast. Chewy malt, long bitter finish with a touch of grapefruit.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemme get that ODB! On tap at the falling rock for their barleywine month and listed as ODB. Dark caramel color and it smelled fantastic. Lots of toffee, hops, reminded me of Bigfoot a little, very rich. If this was 13% Abv i didn’t notice it even though I knew it was burly.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-14-2011 02:19:51
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, interesting aroma, lots of dark fruits. Otherwise kind of bland.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Old Double Bagger
Date: December 30, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: hazy dark amber, creamy beige head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, dark fruits, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, rich dark fruits, plenty of balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Overall: it’s hard to judge appearance with a bag over your head
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage on tap @ the Common Table.
Reddish brown brew with some tan head. Great nose of toffee, caramel, pine hops - flavor is very malty with some sweetness and a hop bite, especially as it warms.