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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2x2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft: Slightly hazy, deep copper with tan head. Looked lovely in the snifter. Fruity, sweet, toffee/caramel notes. Perhaps a little too sweet for my tastes these days. Nice medium body...a little slick. Nice hop finish. If I could have dialed back the sweetness just a tad...awesome.

eggburner (3) - - NOV 21, 2017 does not count
Amber color Pouring with a smaller foam head Aroma of alcohol first then of fruity cider Smooth and flavorful until you swallow then the alcohol burn hits the back of your throat. Good barely wine style but at 15% alcohol it’s a sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rami_pl (4452) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Olde School (2017) by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Chyba za swiezy troszke, ale fajny mimo to, te owoce dowaline czuc w smaku, slodkie, nieco syropowe, goryczka niemala. W sumie smaczne to, a bedzie imho lepiej

Mariox (337) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 W aromacie melasa, ciemne owoce, czyć słodowość, lekki karmel, ale dość mało intensywny aromat, alkohol się przebija. W smaku dość słodkie, goryczkowe, lekka kwasowość. Całkiem treściwe, alkohol mocno wyczuwalny na finiszu. Nie jest to ideał w stylu...

The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
October 2017 - Bottle share in Hackney. Big thanks to Kenny. As 'Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine', a mere 15%, 2005 vintage. Hazy orange, still, foamy off-white head. Aroma is orange and resin, also a little oxidised. Body is smooth, soft to low carbonation. Taste is sugary, some orange peel, rich malts, alcoholic finish. A little oxidation showing up in the middle. Hard to escape that at 12 years old but still very drinkable and an enjoyable beer. (6-4-7-3-15=3.5)

MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Intense caramel, molasses, dark, sweet malts. Hazy born, no head. Heavy sweet. More caramel, sweet grain malts, molasses, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice Barley Wine, aged not too bad. Bottle shared at Leighton's - thanks to madmitch76!

mR_fr0g (13511) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle shared at Bodney Road, 23/10/2017. Many thnaks to Kenny for this one. A nice hazed amber orange coloured pour with a halo of beige head. Aroma is mint, toffee, light oxidised. Flavour is composed of minty, toffee, nutty, jammy, strawberry jam, age. Palate is medium sweet, slightly oxidised. Chewy. . Mellow age. Little dusty.

Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - many thanks to Mitch. Vintage 2005. Pours unclear amber with a small, foamy off-white head. Meaty aroma, some caramel, oxidation, bread, fruitcake. Big sweet flavour with lots of ripe, meaty berries, caramel, low bitterness, just a little earth, figs. Full bodied, super thick and chewy, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots of sticky toasted sugars, ripe berries, dates and gigs, cherries, fruitcake. This has aged reasonably well. Pretty damn sweet. Great fun.

Scopey (15725) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle at LKS. Vintage bottle - 2005. Thanks to Ken. It pours hazy warming amber - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is rich, oily, meaty, brown bread, leather, musty, toffee, burnt caramel, oily and cake. The taste is bitter, oily, slick, meaty, heavy sweet, honeycomb, slick, banana bread, spice, wood, dried fruits, fruit cake, brown sugar, light alcohol and banana split with a sweet, oily finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Aged, but still enjoyable.

jhking34 (19) - - AUG 25, 2017
Cavtat and lokrum Mostar Kravika (waterfalls) Kotor Peljesac (wine) Elafiti Mostar Rade Bitange 18, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Konaba Taurus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Peterhogan22 (27) - - AUG 9, 2017
Got this beer in a 4 pack absolutely awful, not drinkable. Got it because it was 15% did not realize how shitty would be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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