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RATINGS: 1205   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
on tap at Beer Belly Deli in Syracuse NY, deep dark pour, intensely rich aroma of booze and hops, extremely drinkable for 11.5% really good mix of flavors, hoppy yet not too much so with some malt in the finish. A really good beer from Rogue

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2013
Et boum ! La magie de Rogue frappe encore ! Quel incroyable produit qui vaut le prix au moins pour goûter une fois ce mélange d'arôme qui explose au palais. Génial !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taosmax (25) - - NOV 11, 2013
750 mL ceramic bottle pours mahogany with a creamy, khaki head into a snifter. The rich aroma had me sniffing for a full minute or more before I tasted: tons of toffee, sweet malts, centennial hops stand out, overripe red apples, pear, vanilla, and a touch of spice; booze is noticeable. Toffee is well balanced with grapefruit-like hops, blending into spiced apples. Finishes with rich caramel and an impressive kick of warming booze. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a low level of carbonation. This beer will punch you full in the face and follow up with a quantum wedgie. There’s nothing subtle here.....when you pop the top, it’s ON!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (158) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
I had this one on tap. Excellent brew. Murky, sludgy body. Dense. Resin. Hoppy. There is a faint taste of alcohol, but it is undetectable. Zero head. It is so thick I wonder where any spices would go. Amazing brew. The year wait for it was indeed worth it. On my list of five great beers for 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3912) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Rated on 7-22-2009 (Ceramic flip-top bottle) This beer forms a medium sized very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, murky brown body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, yeast, alcohol, citrus, and pine hops. The Taste is sweet, spice, caramel malt, alcohol, bitter, citrus and pine hops. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer, the 11.5%ABV is very much present, worthy trying, and a beer I would drink again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBodyBenz (44) - Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
With this particular Barley wine, it brings a truly strong essence of flavors to to the table with raisins, tops in bitterness and crazy hops variety. It’s a slow sipper indeed and enjoyed at a simple 50 plus degrees. Not Wowed but was enjoyed, glad I tried it though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CarlJonas (203) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
(2008) Cloudy brown with plenty of gunk, small off-white head. Rich malty aroma paired with cascadian hops. Taste is boozy and quite bitter with a hint of sweetness. Long bitter finish. Low carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Proper American barley wine that?s hardly been tamed by the years.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Hazy orange brown pour with white head. Aroma is sweet and alcohol. Taste follows nose. Sticky with t h a bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1424) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
The strongest beer brewed in Oregon. You know it has to be good, and it is.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. 2008 vintage. Dark fermented fruits with a decently sweet malt backbone. Awesome for a 5+ year old beer. Great.


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