Fat Cat Old Bad Cat Barley Wine

 
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Formerly brewed at Fat Cat Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Nanaimo, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2008: Aged in bourbon barrels. 11.5% abv
2007: Aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. 12% abv
2006: Aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. 12% abv
2005: Aged in bourbon barrels. 10.5% abv
2004: Aged seven months in wine barrels from the Okanagan. 12% abv

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3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle (2007): Copper in color, quite clear, hues of ruby, moderate to light bubbley off-white head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.  

Sweet citrus peel nose, very malty, seems very sugary and alcoholic when I whaft it.   Whoa, quite burning on the tongue.   Warming,

on the verge of being overly alcoholic.   Quite sweet, nearly cloying, but luckily it is fairly malty.   Hop aspect is nil.  

This is a malt forward beer, and a sweet one at that.   Pretty simple overall, malty, almost sickly sweet, minor vanilla and citrus

peel, with a good dose of alcohol burning up the backside.   Overly simplistic, with more heat than it needs to have.   I think this

one would be better had it not been such a monster.   Needs more subtlty and some hop flavors.   Thanks for the bottle Todd!




3.4
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a golden orange body with thin head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel. Flavor is big on caramel, sugary, sweet and some spices.

3.4
Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Clear orange color with no head. Sugary malty aroma and flavor. Way too sweet.

3
JHunter (772) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
pours a cloudy amber colour with light head. sweet bubble gum aroma. flavour starts off of carmal, vanilla flavours which starts to get alc flavour

3.3
alobar (3941) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Cloudy orange color with no head. Some caramel and bread in the aroma, but not impressive. Caramel, vanilla, and yeast on the palate. No hot edge.

3.2
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Not sure which version I had but it did not have much barrel aging qualities. Was very sweet and sticky and had some floral characteristics. Nice aroma and oeverall smooth taste.

3.5
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Thanks to Abram for this one--Creamy, vanilla, bubblegum nose. Bubbly with lathering 1/2 cm beige-tan head. Oaky, buttery flavor. Mildly astringent metallic mouth feel. Slight lactic sourness. Not too bad.

3.6
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
Pours way clearer than expected. Fills the room with the smell of watermelon candy. Small head that dissipates fast and leaves no lacing. Aroma fades into off-putting brandy and alcohol rather swiftly. Ditto with taste. Initial sweetness. Alcohol punch. Lots of brandy going on. Not that complex and not my kind of barley wine.

3.9
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, vanilla, and bread. Flavor of cherry, breadiness, caramel, light herbs, and citric hoppiness.

3.9
dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
22 oz bottle shared at Glouglouburps rooftop tasting. Poured a rather bland looking murky brown with a very small head. Aroma is a big step up from the appearance with a sticky sweetness of fresh flowers, honey and toffee. Flavor melds the aromas together nicely with some apparent alcohol coming through as well. I found this one to be pretty good but I am a sucker for barleywines.


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