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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baird Ganko Oyaji ("Stubborn Old Man") Barley Wine gains its depth and complexity from simple enough sources -- i.e. a grist bill featuring just English Marris Otter pale ale and caramel malts (as well as a hint of Japanese candy sugar), and a hop bill highlighting English Fuggles. The hedonistic pleasure plays out oxymoronically -- i.e. bitter and sweet, heavy and light, exhilarating and exhausting.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, bisquit - toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, candy, sweet malt, toffee - bisquit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flav our of caramel, hops and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41351) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is bubblegum, fruity. Sweet, toasted malty and slight caramelish. Toasted malty. Mild bitter and light fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10636) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours golden with a very small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, sweet ripe fruit, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, coconut, bread, alcohol. Medium body, soft carboantion, rather warm alcoholic finish. 010515

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6599) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
Tap. Cloudy dark amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Diacetyl, sharp sourness (both disappear later), prunes, raisins, sweet notes in aroma. Plums, raisins, sweet, bready, caramel in taste. Caramel and raisins in aftertaste. Very soft carbonation. No alcohol detected, but feel of it is there. Nice balanced bitterness. World class brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3390) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
[email protected], Tallinn. Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet, fruits, caramel, citrus, and some bitterness. Finish is herbal and citrus with some bitterness. Alcohol is rather well covered. Overall: nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14519) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap (Hopner, Tallinn, meet the brewer tap takeover)
Nice bitter hop aroma. Nice red, carbonation moderate. Viscosity remarkably low, but thats good in the palate, its quite light for an 11% brew. Lovely malty body, but huge bitter hop component too. Absolutely lovely barley wine, covers the alcohol brilliantly. Finish has pleasant tingly bitterness. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (3024) - ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap. Dark hazy amber beer, small beige head. Fruity, malty, caramel nose, sugar. Flavor is fairly smooth and malty, some sweetness. Finishes with kind of a rough bitterness which clashes with the smooth malty caramel. Lingering herbal-hoppy bitterness, some sweetness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Dont like the finish that much l, otherwise its nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured medium amber with an off white ring. Aroma of sweet berries. Full body, flavour of moderately sweet berries, lightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4884) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at CBC- København. Hazy copper colored, good foam. Medium / high aroma intensity ; caramel, barrel influence, light hops. Medium full body & complexity . Some sweetness. Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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