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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
American-style Barleywine. Still a youngster at this point (3 months), ODB has a long life ahead of it. At 13.2% abv and 100 IBUs this ale will age for years and develop over time. Look for a straight forward spicy citrus character from the exclusive use of Columbus hops and the considerable alcohol with a subdued malt background. This is a work in progress and we look forward to seeing how it ages.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Served on tap at Brick Store Pub in Decatur. Pours a beautifully clear, dark red. Small head, but lots of lacing remains. Aroma is driven by alcohol and is very sugary, but there is some hoppiness, as well. Flavor of some hops, dried fruit (apricot and cherry)--overall, its very sweet, but a bit sour from the fruit and bitter from the hops. Alcohol is extremely strong throughout, and the flavor profile is reminiscent of brandy. A relatively thick mouthfeel. In sum, a fine brandywine that is especially for those who like fruit flavors to come through. Strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (11472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
similar to old ruffian with its aggressive hop profile and rich malt backbone. this one has a little more toffee sweetness to it. balanced aroma and flavor not because either is delicate but both hops and malt are intense enough to balance each other out. wish theyd can this one too."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Hops & Pie with Stephen and Dave. Pours bronze red with thin lacing. Aroma is figs, earthy spicy hops, raison, cardboard. Taste is caramel raison earthy bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at Hops and Pie. Pour is murky amber with a small tan head and great lacing. Big raisins, figs, dark fruits, tangy, red licorice, caramelly, bready, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is bread, slightly oxidized, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, grapey, and dates - somewhat sweet. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2953) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Dark amber pour at Pizzaria Paradiso DuPont Circle in DC. Lots of lacing. Hoppy nose. Big alcohol malt and hoppiness here - well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Brewvival 2011, On tap. Hazy amber body with. Small tan head Sweet caramel fruit and malt aroma Bigfruit and caramel flavor Full body mod low carb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a gently hazed ruby amber with a thin beige head. Big plum and prune, malt and sticky caramel. Chewy malt, lots of plum and prune notes, toast. Chewy malt, long bitter finish with a touch of grapefruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Lemme get that ODB! On tap at the falling rock for their barleywine month and listed as ODB. Dark caramel color and it smelled fantastic. Lots of toffee, hops, reminded me of Bigfoot a little, very rich. If this was 13% Abv i didnt notice it even though I knew it was burly. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 02-14-2011 02:19:51

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Dark brown, interesting aroma, lots of dark fruits. Otherwise kind of bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Old Double Bagger
Date: December 30, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: hazy dark amber, creamy beige head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, dark fruits, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, rich dark fruits, plenty of balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Overall: its hard to judge appearance with a bag over your head
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2009 vintage on tap @ the Common Table. Reddish brown brew with some tan head. Great nose of toffee, caramel, pine hops - flavor is very malty with some sweetness and a hop bite, especially as it warms.

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