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Rock Bottom Orland Park Old Codger Barley Wine

Rock Bottom Orland Park Old Codger Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14435) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
9th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Sweet estery pineapple. Banana and toffee. Crisp palate. Sweet dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2009
on tap at RBOP brewpub. amber color, slight offr white head, nice lacing. mild, malty nose, with hints of dried fruit, possibly plum. flavor is very smooth with fruitiness blended with a bit of hoppiness. medium bodied, oily mouthfeel, mildly bitter finish. an ok beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 My original rating on 3/23/2008 was 6/3/7/3/14 - 3.3. Having a full goblet of it at the brewpub necessitated a rerating. The malty sweetness was much more pronounced in the nose and the heat from the alcohol was subdued. In the flavor the hoppy bitterness was cleaner, more herbal/floral and balanced out the malts smoothly. Well done.
-------- />This has an almost cloudy, hazy body and no head to speak of. The aroma is full of tofee and caramel and a strong alcohol smell that almost comes across like nail polish. Very malty to taste and the flavor is further sweetened with dark dried fruits while being hot with the alcohol. A bark-like bitterness builds up near the end and lasts through the finish along with a sharp alcohol burn. I think this will all mellow out with some aging.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
on cask at Rock Fest 08. pours hazy brown with no head. sweet toffee and caramel aroma. same flavor with some dark fruit notes. not too shabby.


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