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Russian River Old Gubbillygotch Barleywine

Russian River Old Gubbillygotch Barleywine
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Barleywine is a strong style of ale that has an alcohol content that closer resembles a wine. Our copper-colored barleywine offers big malt flavors that are balanced with a large infusion of hops in the kettle. Although this ale has a high than normal bittering unit rating, the bitterness in the beer balances out extremely well with the residual sweetness from the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2005
Draught, Toronado, Feb 05. Head is off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of sherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, soft carbonation. Nice, especially for the hops not being the really pungent floor polishing kind. But not really awe-inspiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Cloudy orange with biege head and lots of fresh hops in the nose. Very hop oriented barley wine but well balanced with caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. Brown with a white head. Citrus a nd friut aromas. Sweet flavor with a bit of bitterness added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
(Draft: O'Brien's in San Diego, CA) 2001 Vintage; Solid, enjoyable and well balanced barleywine that isn't over the top or excessive in any aspect; Sweet, fairly bitter, but with a nice, malty backbone and quite fruity; Thick, sticky, coating palate; Sweet, malty, hoppy nose; A beautiful, dark amber color with a brick red tint; Tan head fades away quickly but a patchy lacing is left on the glass

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Tap. Vineous flavors, caramel, resinous fruits. Not an outstanding barleywine but it does the job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2005
02.19.05 2001 version on tap at Toronado BWF. Deep amber-brown color, little head. Fruity and sweet, cherry pie(?), winterberry. Candyish. Smooth and mellow palate and overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2003
reddish/orange amberness with thin head..creamy tangerines and oranges take over the aroma..the mouthfeel was creamy and the flavors were creamed subtleness..low hop profile..not over powering..just mellow subtleness with a lovely delicate flavor..(it would be nice if my notes said what that flavor was, but they dont)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2589) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Draft from Toronado Barley Wine Festival. Amber orange color. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, caramel, fairly similar to the Pliny beers. Medium to heavy body, moderate bitterness and sweetness. Decent and well made, but somewhat forgettable given what else they had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2002
Crystal clear, deep amber, some interesting nectarine and berry aromas. Thin head with delicate lace. Some floral qualities with a very subdued malt presence. The finish is a well-preserved viney bitter, clean and great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
On tap at brewery. Very fruity with cherries, caramel, taste is very fruit oriented with strawberries and raspberries. Awesome brew.

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