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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unfiltered and unrefined Barleywine. Intense, robust, malty and dark. The cognac of beers. A huge beer in a little bottle, this is a beer designed for sipping. Old Crustacean is brewed with eight ingredients, Great Western Harrington, Klages, Hugh Baird Carastan and Munich Malts, Chinook and Centennial Hops, free-range coastal water and PacMan yeast. Old Crustacean is best when aged for one year.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2003
1995 Bottle: Deep rudy brown hue. No head whatsoever. Fruity grainy nose. Oh so sweet, big chewy malts, cherries, gummy bears, port, vinous, honey, floral and fruity,full bodied, and pleasantly hopped in the finish. What an incredible experience. Cognac is right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Deep brown colour. Aroma is really hoppy, malty, with notes of alcohol. Flavour of caramel, malts, warming alcohol. Finishes thick, hoppy and slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 1999 vintage - brown colour, slightly cloudy, no foam, very hoppy (what a surprise at 120 IBU), floral and earthy, extremely bitter with a veeeery long bitter finish - a one dimensional hop bomb but strangely, I like this 3 y.o. beer almost as much as I hated a 4 y.o. tasted 2 years ago. Is it not supposed to improve while aging ?

1996 vintage - 10/3/2000: (4/1/2/1/2) quite an horrible appearence: dirty brown colour, no head; strong alcohol and Port wine aroma, EKU 28 taste-like (means:bad), absolut tragic aftertaste - boark !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2002
1998 Bottling. Age doesnt smooth this one out much. Hops still dominate, but there is some wineyness in the finish. Low carbonation, seemed a bit heavier than I remember. Id like to taste back to back with a newer vintage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
A quality barleywine. Good all the way through. Very hoppy and intense

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2002
A thick, chewy, and malty beer...dont you just love barleywines. Rogue has a more distinctive hop presence than have many of the other barleywines that I have had the joy of trying. It has a hazy reddish-brown appearance and a rather diminutive head. A very drinkable beer. Too bad I have to drive to VA to purchase due to NCs (unbelievably useless) 6% abv law.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2002
wow intense. very sweet finish. dark burgundy, good hop bitterness. toffee, very intense overall, id like to see this one aged a bit

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1475) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2002
very much to my style and liking. rich malts with plenty of hops and strength in all. Glad I have one that I can cellar if I can just manage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Bottled in 1999. Room temp. Thin dissipating head. Deep red, brown color. Malty nose and flavor. Dry finish. Strong alcohol bite. A nice product.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Hoppier than most Barleywines (or at all of the Barleywines that I have dranken up to this point). Malty nose, sweet finish.


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