Old Ruffian Barley Wine - Great Divide Brewing Company
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3.18/5 rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: A gorgeously intense brown/amber color with a tremendously dense tan head that lasts and lasts and lasts.
Smell: Very intense piney hops blended with burnt caramel and punctuated by a spicy alcohol aroma.
Taste: Starts with an explosion of hoppiness, followed by a quick burst of sickly sweetness. Much of the maltiness is lost when the dryness and bitterness takes over. The level of hops is what I have a problem with. It seems overhopped and overbitter for a potentially smooth brew that you could just soak in for a while.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but a little too oily and syrupy for me.
Drinkability: Quite the Hop Monster, here, and one I lost the battle with. My senses are left singed. "Hop-forward" is an understatement. While others seem to really love this one, I'd prefer something a little more "malt-forward" without being so cloyingly sweet.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2005 07:51:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Old Ruffian Barley Wine from Great Divide Brewing Company
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