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RATINGS: 1217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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An unfiltered and unrefined Barleywine. Intense, robust, malty and dark. The cognac of beers. A huge beer in a little bottle, this is a beer designed for sipping. Old Crustacean is brewed with eight ingredients, Great Western Harrington, Klages, Hugh Baird Carastan and Munich Malts, Chinook and Centennial Hops, free-range coastal water and PacMan yeast. Old Crustacean is best when aged for one year.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 re rate must had bad bottle first time. I can actually smell the sweetness of the malt, first sip interesting bitterness from hops followed by sweet malt charactor glad I picked up a few bottles while visiting family in Mesa, Arizona

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3252) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 12, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 12oz bottle 2002-i was very weary about sampling this one after having the excellent hog heaven and bigfoots. my college graduation was in total barleywine heaven back in may, so i didnt expect much from this beer. Pours a very brown mahogany color, darker than most barleys. nose is piney with pears. the flavor is huge malts up frong followed by a burning 120ibu bitterness that is just way to high. 100 ibu’s is about the max i can take-this is just to bitter. i wish i would have aged this one some. ReRate-2001 Bottle much of the same, but the ibu bitterness has mellowed some, and i emphasize some. Definately still packs a huge punch. this stuff needs to be aged 5 years!!!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2002
Hazy chestnut brown, with healthy sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Cascade-y, buttery aroma. Complex flavor -- sweet, highly-hopped, whiskey-pepper beer. ABV is well-masked except for the warming effect. As it warms, or as I get through the hopshock, the flavor suggests vanilla and pine. Technically, this is a decent brew, but I didn’t really enjoy it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
So I haven’t had many barley wines, but this one was definately very different from the others I have had. Very bitter. A 2001 bottling, I wish I hadn’t been so impatient to sample this beer. I may have liked it better in a couple of years. The alcohol was too much for me in this beer. Not that I would expect that to improve with age, but maybe it would have mellowed out some more. Still, a very interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
2001. nice strong aroma, very floral, deep brown in color, scotch like, alcoohol really warms you up. and it’s very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 1997 7oz bottle sweet malty aroma, mellowed hops, warming alcohol feel, not much head, sweet and malty, I don't care for the tiny 7oz bottle, need more of this fine barley wine, I will have to get a couple more bottles of this, this one has aged well.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 Rerate- bottle-- Pours a deep reddish brown with almost no head. Aromas of spices amd malt with a little nuttiness. Flavors are pretty hoppy and bitter, with alcohol ver predominant. Ouch.. this isn't near as good as I remember and I am actually having trouble drinking it... I don't know if this is due to improper storage at the liqour store, but this is not nearly as good as I remember it..The bitterness overwhelms all over flavors...dissapointing. 8/26/2002--This is the best barley wine I've ever had, maybe because I had it on tap, but it was smooth and beautiful. 8/4/9/4/18= 4.3

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2002
(Re-rate)(1999) A clear brown/red. A thin quickly dying head. Huge nose of thick malt,caramel,nuts,cherry,alcohol,monster hops and others. Good body, palate is intensly woody,malty and alcoholic. Sweet malt backbone and light fruity wisps provides a bit of balance but the bitterness of the hops are killer. Needs a few years more but its a fun one to sip.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2002
1999 bottle (7OZ) drank on 3/17/02. This beer is kind of like being clubbed in the head. Intense hop taste that must be too brutal in a new bottle. Thick malt backbone rounds this out. Let your bottle age for 5 years or more and then sip it slow. 7OZ of this is enough.


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