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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Named to commemorate the La Salle Hotel, once a Seattle bawdy house and the original home of the Pike Brewing Company. Old Bawdy is a vintage-dated, high-gravity beer brewed with peated Scotch malt. It has a deep golden bronze color, a fruity rich taste, and an aggressive and dominating hop character with smoky undertones that are reminiscent of Scotch whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6975) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! Bomber sampled @ RBBWG IV. Double waxed! They first waxed the bottle & then they waxed the wax! How Spinal Tap. Dark amber, small off-white head. Nose is liquorish, varnish, sweet herbal, chemcials, paint. Taste is varnish, boozy, bitter herbal, orange peel, varnish, bitter marmalade. Oily, varnish-like body. Little carbonation. Too little nuance + varnish-like notes. Acceptable in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12196) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Nice red color, small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, liquor. Medium body and carbonation. I know, short rating, but I was overwhelmed. Insane beer at an insane tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1581) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by JefVerstraete. Pours orange with a big head. Bit sour, bourbon, vanilla, malts, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (282) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2011, #355B, 9.9% AVB, smooth over all, caramel, toast, roasty, resin, citrus, leather, earthy, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, cough drop, ginger, clove, licorice, raisin, soy sauce, vanilla, woody, red, hazy, tan foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3212) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2015
With this rating, I finally make it into the Pike top 5. It was a bit of my goal to get in here and I have been able to do it in about 6 months living in Seattle (I doubt I’ll get to #1). I think it is fitting that I do it with the Old Bawdy. I have had this a few times, always aged bottles. Drank the 2008 bomber at Brouwer’s yesterday, so up to 7 years old and its very serviceable. I would not prefer it that way but doable. Hops die down and caramel malt comes out. Also drinking fresh sample for the first time at brewery in sampler. Raisin and grape in aroma. Would not think its 10 abv, its relatively light for style with no overpowering alcohol. Well attenuated. I dont believe the 90 IBUs either for such a unsweet beer. Some caramelized sugars. Much smoother and only mild bitterness with no sweetness covering it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"2006 bottle - held up pretty well (way better than an 05 old stock!). definitley sweet leaning - rasiny, fruit, malty...i’m sure the hops have faded, but it works. slick but full mouthfeel. gotta try one o these fresh!" (2010)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2014-08-08. Very dark brown body with a nice tan head that fades. 3+ Aroma of alcoholic sweet malt, which carries over to a rich sweet malt base in the flavour. Caramel and sugary notes, moderate alcohol throughout. Moderate green hops below suggestive of higher hop profile when it was younger. Smooth medium to full bodied smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable but not brash, it feels like it has likely mellowed with age. Pretty solid take on the style. 2009 Vintage bottle shared by Blankboy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7058) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
[My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. 2009 vintage] Pours a murky copper-gold with a spare bubbly white head. Nice aroma of bready malt, toffee, hops, some light sugary sweetness and alcohol. Flavour follows the aroma: Bready malt, tooffee, hops, alcohol and adds dark fruit and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite good, not amazing but really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2663) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2014
The 2011 edition poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for over 2 years. Hazy, rusty orange with a 3-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, bitter citrus, toffee, some dark fruit and a hint of tobacco. Taste of caramel, citrus, toffee, raisins and brown sugar. Full body and low/medium carbonization. Well over 2 years of aging and the hops still persist and play a significant role. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2013 edition, well here goes. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a fairly nice looking dark brown close to a black colored body with a fairly decent one finger foamy head that quickly died down and left barely any lacing. The smell, whoah, okay, I know this is from 2013, but hey where did those bitter citrusy hops come from, ah, well, honestly, it doesn’t bother me, and ya know, I actually like what this one does to the beer. Here’s what I actually get on the smell: a nice light citrusy to somewhat tobacco to a little bit of vanilla to caramel-ness in an invasive sort of manner. The taste was semi-bitter and somewhat sweet through the hops and the malts but nothing over the top for the most part. On the palate, this one sat about a medium with actually a fairly decent sessionability about this one (hah, a barleywine, honestly, I think I could have another, what’s the ABV on this one? Did it slightly die on me a bit since this is from 2013?) Overall, heck yeah, I’d have this again. Despite SN making a very good American Barleywine, well, this one can definitely back it up in style.

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