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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Bottled (2009 vintage, thanks TBone!). Hazy ambery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, caramel, spices, fudge and some mild sweetness as well. Flavour is tofee, mild sweet hops, caramel, fudge and burnt sugary notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2007 Vintage
Tasted on 3/20/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago. Pours hazy dark orange with a very thin beige head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is toasty and malty with tons of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, and a nicely smoked peaty aroma. The flavor is the same with plenty of caramel, nicely bitter toasted toffee, honey, and a bit of peated malt. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a very long malty and lightly smokey, nicely bitter finish. This is a great Barley Wine that is holding up great for the age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
2009 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper colour with decent off white head leaving some good lace up the glass though the head doesn’t have great retention. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and toasted malts. Flavour are sweet malt. moderate bitterness, dried fruit sweetness, caramel and some alcohol bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1273) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
2009 edition.Pours a murky brown color with a thick frothy light brown head that lasts for a while. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, biscuit and some floral hops as well as a faint alcohol. Taste is caramel, sweet toasted malts, dark dried fruits and a very minimal hop flavor and light bitterness. Body is very full yet smooth and very balanced with a nice alcohol warming on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3257) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by beastiefan2k. The pour is a hazed golden copper with not much of a tan head. The aroma is soft melting caramel, honey, toffee, and a bit of dried fruit (fig). The taste is the nice soft caramel in the front, moving towards a yeast expression and the dried fruit in the back. The flavors are nicely integrated. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, low carbonation level and nicely integrated booze to the finish. Nice Barley Wine, thanks for sharing this one Eugene.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4921) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
GABBF 2013
Appearance: Hazy golden with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors of floral hops, caramel and toasted malts
Good, but I think this would be better in a few years after hops fade some.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Austinista (11) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
hay, bread, toast, nuts, spruce, floral, resin, cheese, dough, vanilla, woody, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4218) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle. Deep cloudy brown color, thin white ring. Musty aroma, toffee, dark fruits, honey, floral hops, and EARTH. Tastes fo rusty water, bitter pine, sweet caramel, dark fruit. Lingering bitterness & rust flavor. A hoppier English BarleyWine. (3556)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. 2011 Vintage. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, earthy notes, faint raisin and an earthy hop finish. The taste is toffee, nougat, earth, raisins and a bitter herbal hop finish. Medium-full bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Decent barleywine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (985) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Pike’s market. Nice cloudy rubby colour. Good head and lacing. Nose is sweet and fruity. Deep dark ripe fruity tastes. Clean lingering after taste. Yumm.


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