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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
On tap at barvolo - Pours dark brown, with slight head. Aroma is mild and bready. Taste is somewhat sweet with some hop notes. Ends with a very strong puckering bitter dryness.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (195) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2016
This is a strong sucker. It’s a very sweet malt barley wine with the alcohol presenting a warming burn. The sweetness hangs around and the warmth stays longer. Not quite sure it was worth $25, but it does come in a really nice ceramic, flip top bottle. Adding to this because I had another glass of it when I got home. I noticed pale yellowing debris/pieces suspended in the beer, as well as sitting on the bottom of the glass. It’s totally unnoticeable in regards to mouth feel, but just wanted to note it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2016
January 9, 2016 - bottle from somewhere a long time ago. Muddy brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sweet malt, dark fruit and some hops. Taste was very bitter and lots of booze. 2010 vintage.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Well stored, aged small bottle as Old Crustancean Barleywine from La Cerveteca, Barcelona. Slightly unclear reddish orange body with a small, fast disappearing tan head. Strong aroma of sweetish malt, caramel, dry fruit like raisins and prunes with some alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty with the same fruits as found in aroma, warming alcohol and pretty bitter for the style. Full bodied and long lasting sweet and warming aftertaste. Great barley wine, feels more balanced than expected after the first sips.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (823) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2015
Draught at Imazato. Murky, light-ruby, little head. Sweet malt aroma with some hops. Smooth, malty beer with a decent hop finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (303) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Flip top bottle from 2013 enjoyed October 12, 2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter. Look - Very slow to develop head. It chug a lugged out of the bottle with an aggressive pour to yield a finger of light tan, fine bubbled head. Body is very murky clay. Lacing is nice. Head ends up being a ring. Smell - Toffee. Plum. Raisin. Whiskey. Tobacco. Brown sugar. Hop. Taste - Bitterness from the sediment overpowers it. Tobacco. Whiskey. Toffee. Floral. Fruit. Feel - Perfect. No part of this is hard to drink. It sits well in the stomach. It is well carbonated but not overpowering. Creamy and not too heavy or watery. Overall - 2013. Great. Filter it a bit to lessen the bitterness. Feel is top notch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1089) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Pours clear deep mahogany with a small beige fizz. Smells strongly of caramel and toffee with a subtle hint of booze. Taste is sweet, boozy, caramel, hints of pine. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barleywine finishes with a woody, dry, oakiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée foncée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Houblon résineux et terreux, caramel sucré, léger de fruits (abricots), notes d’alcool
Goût : Entrée de bouche : moyennement amer de houblon résineux et légèrement citrique avec des notes fruitées (abricots) Un support de malt sucré, de caramel aux notes terreuses ainsi qu’un léger goût d’alcool.
En bouche : Corps : rond. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement résineuse. Finale : longue, amère de houblon résineux, légèrement citrique et aux notes herbeuses avec un léger goût d’alcool.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle shared against my will by Troy. Slight papery oxidation. Some toffee and strong sugary smell. Taste disappoints just as much. Very paper and thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 10 Sep 2012 -- Growler from my buddy Leitch poured into a pint glass and shared while enjoying his last night in Laughlin. Gonna miss this bastard. Glad he was able to share one last awesome brew with me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (14604) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 27, 2015
Intensiv malziger, scharf schokoladig bitterer Antrunk, gänzlich ohne Karbonisierung. Die Intensität bleibt hoch, Espresso, deutlich Vanille. Dabei sehr weich, der Alkohol ist höchstens ahnbar. Viskos, erneut Bitterschokolade. Pflaume, mild herb. Langer Nachgeschmack. 8/13/9/13/11/13


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