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RATINGS: 1454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.27%
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Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at first sniff, with its subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, this deep mahogany-hued ale quickly shows its true character marked by bold hop flavors and massive hop bitterness. Old Ruffians rich, slightly creamy, caramel malt mouthfeel balances its grapefruit, pine, and floral hop flavors, working wonders on your palate.
A mind-numbing 90 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (3137) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 21, 2016
355ml bottle from brewdog online store. Appearance is light clear copper to brown. Medium beige head. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is nutty, fruity, malty, spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (408) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma of malt, caramel with notes of hops and fruits. Semi-clear brown liquid with a fine brown-white head. Light-medium sweetness in the beginning followed by an increasing high bitterness. To much bitterness in my opinion. Average carbonation, full body. I find it very fine barley wine though much bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (560) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Red/burgundy color. Caramel malt aroma with a lot of hops. Sweet, caramel taste with a nice bitter herbal hop taste/finish. Cool barley wine that has a secretly wish to be an Imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2016
Quite a good taste in it. Thick features and nice aroma within all the shape of this nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (879) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2016
Flaska frn SB. Mrk rubinrd/mahognybrun med beiget krmigt skum som lmnar rester p sidorna. Riktigt knckig doft med apelsinskal, muskot, vrtbrd, russin, riktigt brnt socker och lnnsirap. Lite juligt sdr. Mrks redan i doften att det r en vlhumlad barley wine. Stor, oljig kropp. Apelsinskal, ngot ntig, fina brnda toner och stor beska smakmssigt. Stman r ganska tillbakahllen, vilket vlkomnas. Riktigt snygg barley wine med mycket brnda toner. Stor och potent och samtidigt inget slisk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from Greatbrands. Brownish red color with dirt white head. Sticky, resinous, piney aroma and taste with orange peel, citrus, floral notes. Long resinous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1214) - rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Eldorange kulr ltt ltt beiget skum. Humlig och klibbig doft. Torkad frukt och brnt socker. Kraftfull munknsla med tung och fyllig maltbas. Totkad frukt, mrk sirap, spannml och kavring. Rejl beska

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (1319) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Brun /rd klar med smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar russin och torkad frukt. Lite fr spritig smak och enkelsprig fr att vara riktigt bra. Mycket beska

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Enjoyed on tap at Great Divide barrel room in Denver, CO while drinking a bunch of drinky dranks. Appearance is dark brown with a nice slightly off white billowy head. Aroma is mostly sweet caramel, light fruit. Taste is real good, real malty and sweet and the booze content is becoming pretty apparent. Overall good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewhemia (293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
Wow what a beer! One of the most taste intensive I have tasted. Full bodied sweetness up front with monster bitterness following. Not much aroma. Beautiful dark amber color with lots of light brown head. Man what a taste explosion! I like it!


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