XS Old Crustacean - Rogue Ales
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4.8/5 rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
2002 Bottle bought at Jubilee Grocery Store in Worthington, Ohio for $2.79.
This beer poured an incredible chesnut/auburn color into my glass. There was minimal head, yet still present (to my surprise). This beer gave off a very spicey hopped up aroma...wonderful! I was somewhat surprised at the hop presence in this barleywine. This beer was very complex, and gave off big sweet piney flavors from the hops, mixed with a nice wood flavor, some sugary sweetness (but not too much) and a definate malt background....though not even nearly as pronounced as the hops in this beer.
This beer was very well balanced in my opinion, and went down incredibly smooth. In fact, besides the batch 6000, this has been my favorite barleywine that I have tried to date. Now, if only I could get my hands on some older bottles of this wonderful beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2004 13:44:16 | More by andyo
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