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RATINGS: 1220   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1984) - 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. It’s got a kick but it’s 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 (2291) - 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. I’ve had it several times over the years, it it doesn’t 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 (188) - 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 (3993) - 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 (1163) - 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 (994) - 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...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1049) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours an evenly murky apple-amber color with a tan head. Tart and sweet nose. Thick, but not creamy. Slightly oily. Surprisingly fruity. But not in a fresh way. Like a processed artificial flavor fruit with some blended toffee/caramel. A little buttery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5679) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell tasting. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dusty malts, dark fruits. Taste is rich malts, dust and cellar, sweet caramel, dark fruits and alcohols.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1095) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2014
Botella de 25 cl en casa. julio de 2013. Bueno esto ya es otra cosa dentro del mundo Rogue, que hasta ahora, y después de unas cuantas variedades, ha sido tan plano, contenido y sin sobresaltos. Cuerpo fuerte con predominio de tonos dulces, al calentar se asemeja a licor. Enorme aroma y sabores potenciados por sus maravillosos 11 vol. Se hace necesario repetir de nuevo esta cerveza aunque habrá que rascarse el bolsillo.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (999) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2012 vintage bottle. The pour is a nice dark ruby color with a little head. The aroma is strong, can smell it as it sits in front of me. Nice strong aroma, sweet carmel and toffee, with some booze to it. The taste is disappointing. A bit metallically and finishes a little harsh. Also a little thin and light for a high abv beer.


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