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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (1017) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sticky caramel malt flavor with some dark fruit. A pretty good barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1312) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is amber with beige head. Taste is bitter with dark fruits has a dark malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
650ml bottle, vintage 2011, dark amber-copper color, with a small tan head, nice candied dry raisin, fig, date, brown sugar, barley sugar, french toast, light sponge toffee nose, with a faint floral leafy, piney, cedary hop accent, and some light candied lemon, grapefruit peel notes in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth phenolic, sweet fruity, dried raisin, date, fig, brown sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt character, with a good flowery mild candied lemon, grapefruit peel, leady, grassy, piney hoppy flavour, with a light brandyish, zesty citrusy undertone, leading towards a warming, candied citrus fruitiness, brown sugar, sweet maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy, piney hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Not the top barley wine I believe (need to do a side by side tasting to really tell). Sweet flavour of caramel, bread, dried fruits, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7344) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
65 cl bottle @ brewpub.
Pours murky amber color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sweet caramel, toffee, mild hops and some raisins. Flavour of raisins, plums, caramel, toffee, sweet sugar and hints of nuts. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
65 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ Pike Brewery, Seattle
Aroma is rather sweet with caramel and ripe fruits. Flavour is sweet with lots of raisins, some slightly harsh malt and fruit sugar. Too sweet stuff, the raisins are nice though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2007) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
160712. Bottle at pike brewery. Pours murky hazel with a nice small head. Aroma raisins, sweet malty flavours. Sweet raisiny taste. Full bodied. Not Bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2012
(22 oz. (2009) from Grain and Vine) Pours cloudy/hazy dark reddish-amber. Thin tan head. Aroma of candy-malt, fruit, toffee, bit of booze. Mouthfeel quite smooth, medium-full, buttery, a touch sticky on the back end. A syrupy film and weepy rings and dabs of lacing melt down the inside of the glass. Flavor of toffee, chocolate, candy-malt, caramel, touch of fruit. Smokey-malt character. Alcohol warmth oozes out but not overly hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (628) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Pours a light brown, with ample but fast disappearing head. Aroma is mostly sweet and malty. Primary taste note is bitter hoppiness, with the malt pretty well in the background. Finishes with a long lingering hop bitterness. Not bad, but just not the sort of barely wine I like as is lack complexities and is skewed heavily toward the bitter side. Update: Sampled a bottle from cellar after 19 months. Really not very good. Still pretty bitter, but has an off taste that I do not like. Not a good cellar candidate.

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