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RATINGS: 1214   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.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2010 tiny bottle. Typical barleywine nose and appearance. Decently hoppy still with a bit of booziness and bitter taste that creeps up at the end. Thanks for aging this for me MGM liquors!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Triple_D (3) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Smells of citrus and pine. Tastes fuller than it smells with hints of sweet barley and a hoppy finish. On tap @ Issaquah brewhouse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2011 Bottle shared with my bro. Aroma of pine, burnt malts, and brown sugar. Pours a little hazy brown with a nice white head and good carbonation. Taste is pine, rye, sold malt presence and a dry sugary finish. Clean and hoppy even after a couple years. Great barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (645) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma:rich malt aroma. ..some liquor smells present but not undesirably. Some yeast presence aswell Taste: very hoppy taste up front with sweet dark crystal malts . Some fig and caramel notes. Some alcohol puch with high bitterness Appearance: Clear amber body with bubbly head with good retention

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle shared at Gunnar tasting at CBC Clerkenwell. Rich ruby red to orange in colour and hazy in the glass, with a medium white head. Nose is sweet orange marmalade, citrous fruit bitter, alcoholic, barley sugary sweetness. Taste is sweet orange marmalade, rich sweet citrous acidic, orange, grapefruit, raw alcohol. I can feel the alcohol flushing up the back of my neck. Itís got a kick but itís rich and quite cloying. Good in small doses.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
Tap at Qbrick. Sinus soothing caramel, with some piercing hops. Bright reddish/brown color with great lacing. Strong, rich caramel with minty hopping, finishes with small bursts of fruitiness and healthy hopping. Medium-heavy body. This is a well-made barley wine. Smooth and balanced from mid palate onwards. Iíve had it several times over the years, it it doesnít disappoint. One of the best from Rogue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a lovely clear cherry brown with a small white head. Has a little toffee aroma mixed with molasses and brown sugar. Has a sweet malty taste with a bitter after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2930) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle share at CBC clerkenwell at the Gunnar Tasting. Blood red pour a hlao of off white head.Arom is berry, hot alcohol and caramel. Full bodied in palate and flavour. Flavour is thick caramel, light roast with some berry hops. Slid bitterness backs up the sweetness and rounds it out nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2014
Nice and easy Barleywine, if someone asked what my recommendation would be for a starter Barleywine, then this might be it. Dark fruit, resin hop flavor and aroma, boozy but not off-putting, raisin finish with some vanilla.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (854) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Brown red pour, small brown head. Mild fruity aroma. Flavor is bitter sweet, fruit and alcohol. Something felt off about this beer...


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