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RATINGS: 1250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Brownish red pour with tan head, lingering long enough to lace nicely. The best-smelling beer I’ve had in a while. Nutmeg, warming caramel, jalapeno hops, dark chocolate, espresso, pineapple, and more (I’m sure better names are available for these flavors)--all blend together masterfully. Finish is melted pepper, biting hops and citric acid, sweet rich throat-soothing coffee-chocolate. And more. The blending of these complex elements are extremely impressive, and linger afterward. It leaves me short. Butterscotch! Also butterscotch. And toffee. And red wine.

gripweed57 (2717) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cloudy brackish brown color. Creamy beige head. Interesting spicy Worcestershire sauce aroma. Tangy, bittersweet treacle malt flavor. Bittersweet malt/hop finish seems subdued. Long bitter aftertaste.

SamVimes21 (500) - - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle at Cornwall Specialist Beers , Redruth , Cornwall dark brown with off white head with dark roasted malts , toffee ,raisins taste leaving a rich strong malty toffee aftertaste ,thanks to Hal the brewer at coastal for the taster .

mrdrock (18) - - JUN 9, 2017
Orange color Strong alcohol flavor More hops than I want in a drink Lasting after taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

tmoreau (4501) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Shared 2012, 750 ml. ceramic, swing-top bottle poured to a fest sampler showing a cloudy, brownish amber color, with modest, off white foam that rapidly reduced to a persistent ring, and light spots of lacing. The nose was some fruitiness as citrus & pit fruit, brown sugar, caramel, malt sweetness, and some ready alcohol. The taste was similar, medium+ bodied, with low carbonation, booze, and held onto a pronounced, earthy & rind-like bitterness. Decent BW.

dnstone (3442) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Deep copper amber color with a sudsy off white head. Sweet malt bomb with an earth edge. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17

Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2017
Avermelhada de média turbidez, espuma de média formação e persistência. Bastante malte e uva no aroma, leve lupulado. Paladar de médio dulçor e leve/médio amargor bem balanceado. Corpo licoroso e média carbonatação. Final tende a amargor açucarado, lúpulo sempre presente, uva em segundo plano. Muito boa. Melhor barley que já bebi.

Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle share @ Hampton Inn pre-DLD 2016. Pour is very hazy dark orange with a medium beige head. Notes of veggies, leather, alcohol, caramel, bread, and resin.

hawanna (3324) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2016
0,355 l bottle Vintage 2003 ! caramel, alcohol, raisin, cereal, amber-orange color, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2016
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. 2013 vintage. The pour is a dirty light brown with some reddish hues shining through. There is a bubbly off white head that falls down to a thick collar leaving some pretty hefty lace. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of bitterness. It’s got a metallic malt and a strong bitter fruit to it. The sweetness is definitely not there. I’m not looking forward to this. The flavor is awful. Resoundingly bitter with a hint of dark fruit. This fucking sucks. There is a bitter malt and it’s backed up by a metallic and fake bitter hop and just sits on the tongue. This is a hugely bitter piece of shit. The mouth feel is thin and light with a weird carbonation and a lingeringly bitter aftertaste. There is nothing good that comes from it, just bitterness. Fuck this.

ebone1988 (2016) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. 2013 vintage. Aroma is hops, caramel malt, candy, citrus, bitter malt, standard barleywine procedure. Appearance is dark red brown, light brown head, hazy. Taste is bitter as fuck, malt, caramel, earthy hops, harsh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, boozy earthy hops and caramel aftertaste. Overall, not good.

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