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RATINGS: 1206   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Best Barlywine I’ve found around(which doesn’t mean much), and wow it packs a kick.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (263) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Amber hue with off white head that dissipated to a moderate ring. Aroma caramel, spicy hops, citrus, pineapple, sugar. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and light carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a bitter following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice brew bit a bit rough on the transitions. This would be great with some age to allow everything to meld together.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (96) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
75cl bottle shared in a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours (glugs) a translucent dark amber colour with hardly any head or carbonation. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Initial taste is more of the same but magnified - a hugely powerful brew. Unfortunately, the sweetness is too much and as for the bitterness. This is by far the most bitter beer I have ever tried/ It almost encouraged you to drink more to exchange the bitter taste with the equally overpowering sweetness. All in all a missed opportunity. Much prefer Hertog Jan Grand Prestige.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ambro206 (30) - ITALY - APR 10, 2014
Una birra incredibile. Nonostante i 110 di ibu si facciano sentire eccome la maltazione e l’invecchiamento (birra del 2012!) la rendono equilibrata e perfettamente bevibile. Al palato si sprigionano da subito sapori di caramello e miele che lasciano spazio all’erbaceo finale dalla persistenza pressochè infinita.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush (50) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
Cerveza muy licorosa, sin espuma. En boca tiene muchos matices pero predominan los tostados y el licor. Se debe tomar lentamente porque evoluciona en la copa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Orange pour. Pear and orange flavor Thought this beer would kill me. And it did. Super good not just it got me drunk

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (555) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2014
on tap. Dark red in color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt. Full bodied with a sticky texture and bitter finish. Moderately sweet as well as heavily bitter. Plenty of malt and hops in this create an intense complex flavor. A standout among barleywines.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1183) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Nice mild dark aroma, has a good dark fruit taste, some malt blended well with pine hops, alcohol hidden well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (107) - - MAR 3, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours a rusty orange, with pretty much no head. Aroma of grapefruit, cooked pineapple, bread, caramel, pine, and a bit of dried fruit. Taste is bitter grapefruit (pith and all), malt, dried fruit, and an earthy herbal note. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is astringent bitterness like chewing on a citrus peel. This is tasty and intense, but seems like more of a malt-heavy DIPA than a barleywine. Hope you like grapefruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2155) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at O’Riley & Conways, apparently they were supposed to serve this in an 8oz glass, the bartender was new and poured a full 20oz glass, waaaaaaay to much of this stuff, pours a murky dark brown with a light brown head, the aroma is huge with tons of sweetness and malt, almost too much going on, the flavor has a ton of sweetness on the front end with malt and caramel with a little bit of hops in the finish, the abv isn’t hidden at all and the mouthfeel is very sticky and full, almost a chore to get through this, we ended up leaving about half in the glass when we left, just too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (394) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Draft, 1 year old (apparently) Dark amber pour. no head but that’s how it came...so yo. Aroma is hoppy man, caramel, brown sugar..yea. Taste, sweet, fruity, big hoppy finish, no kick from the booze, Big American BW, nice!


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