Blunderbuss Barleywine - Cambridge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mess:
4.25/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2007 cobalt blue flip top bottle from New Year's Eve at CBC. Cellared until this evening. Poured into a large snifter. Promising audible hiss from the flip top.
A - Rich cloudy orange brown, not unlike unfiltered cider. Tight white head.
S - alcohol and honey in nose. Dates, powdered ginger.
T - Honey off the bat. Malty brown bread. Brandy-like alcohol. Honey more prevalent as it warms. Very clean, otherwise not overly flavorful.
M - even mouthfeel, not thick or thin. slick maybe with tight carbonation - nice given it's a flip top and I've not had good experience aging flip tops. Dry finish.
D - Clean, deceptively easy to drink at 11.75%. Definitely a sipper to savor throughout an evening.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2011 02:28:26 | More by Mess
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4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served in a tulip glass. Thick head that settles slowly, leaving a blanket of delicate lace. The liquid is dark brown where I can tell it's muddy.
Sweet brandy-like notes--cherry and rum soaked raisins. Blindfolded, I might think I was smelling a cold port. Delicious nose.
Deep roasted malt flavor upfront--the sweetness comes in the swallow along with a good dollop of alcohol warmth. The aftertaste features dark cherries and plenty of alcohol--quite the kick. Very thick body which is enhanced by the nearly non-existent carbonation. Chewy.
One of the best Barley Wines I've ever had.
Serving type: on-tap
12-08-2013 18:47:39 | More by smcolw
Blunderbuss Barleywine from Cambridge Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.