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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anticipated throughout the fall and released on December 1st each year, Old Wooly is Big Time's biggest and rarest beer. It is always powerfully malty with a prodigious amount of hops for balance. In addition to Northwestern 2-row pale malt, English Crystal, Munich, Carastan malts are used along with just a touch of roasted barley for a slight dryness and additional color. Old Wooly is bittered with Yakima Nugget hops and finished with Cascade and Centennial. Only 7 barrels of Old Wooly are brewed each year in late June. The beer is aged in our cellar until the 1st of December and then put on tap at the pub until it's gone. Starting gravity from 22-24 Plato and alcohol 8.5 to 9.5 by weight.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8508) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Courtesy of bvc. This 2009 bomber pours crystal clear amber with ruby hues and off white head. The aroma is a bit boozy and also has notes of caramel, dates, some earthiness and molasses. The taste is smooth sweetness from rich honey, caramel and molasses followed by pine hops, some malts, dates, prunes, raisins and slippery spicy hops. This is one yummy barleywine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5422) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours translucent amber with an off-white head. Nose is malt, toffee, raisin, booze, and slight acetone with hops. Flavor is similar with hops all over. Finish lingers with toffee, malt, and hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2010
2008 vintage. Bottle thanks to BVC. Pours a dark red color with a thick beige head. The aroma is rich berries, lots of huge malts here. A similar flavor to Uintas BW, and that is high praise; sweet and fruity, very dry rich malts, huge caramel. Very drinkable and pretty warm. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. 2008. The smell is caramel, toffee, alcohol, and fruits. The look is amber in color with a beige colored head. The taste is caramel, alcohol, fruits, and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
(22oz bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, florals, raisins, and old books. Flavor of caramel, apple, raisins, brown sugar, and toffee with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
22oz bottle from megamaltman me thinks. thanks for the bonus!.... pours a murky and mostly cloudy unfiltered apple cider brown with a barely existent just off-white head... aroma of thick chewy caramel malts and dark fruit. almost syrupy and cloying even for just the aroma... flavors very much on par with the nose with an even sweeter sacharine and brown sugar followthrough. low to medium carbonation with a semi-full mouthfeel. if you are into sweet caramel and dark fruity barleywine, this might be up your alley. 7/3/7/3/13

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with an off white head. aroma was caramel, raisin, and slight pine with the flavor following the nose.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6152) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(22oz bottle 2008 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear deep orange with nice carbonation/bubbles on top. Nose of sweet caramel, raisin, honey. Taste of caramel, raisins, honey, rum, with a nicely creamy well carbonated finish. Medium body. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, and raisins. thick palate, caramel, dried fruits and light alcohol for the flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
2008 Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy brown body and a small, fading head. Aroma of faded hops, caramel, raisins, fruit, tea. Taste is molasses, hops, caramel and toffee. Syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice.


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