Barrel Aged Old Ruffian - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.6/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
TEMP: Cellared at approx 45 degrees
VINTAGE: 2009 BOTTLE NUMBER: 803/1188
I was saving this bottle to share with ElJoebo, on his birthday this year. Since that isn't going to happen now, I drink this tonight, in his honor. RIP, brother. I miss you already.
This pours up a dark amber color, with a nice golden tint to it, and a light hint of ruby. The head is loose and full of big bubbles, which don't stay around too long. The lacing is somewhat minimal, although it does leave a slightly impressive filminess.
This smells incredible. I don't know what it is about Stranahan's barrels, but they produce some of my favorite beer smells.
Tons of buttery vanilla and caramel. Lots of oak. A good amount of toasted coconut. A good dose of sweet, rich, maltiness comes through, from underneath the whiskey notes. Good hints of dark fruits. A touch of molasses. There is still a lightly noticed touch of earthy hops.
Follows the nose, very well. Lots of caramel notes, rich and buttery, mingle with vanilla and toasted coconut. Big maltiness comes through. A good showing of dark fruits. Big, boozy, whiskey presence, which is impressive, since it's well over a year old now.
I like this one a lot. Joe would have, also.
This is full bodied and has a light level of carbonation. The lack of carbo detracts a slight bit, I think. It is extremely smooth, yet lacks the creaminess that would put it over the top. The finish is very warm and somewhat vinous.
This is very tasty. It's not a 'session' beer, for sure....but it is delicious! I hope to get to taste this again, someday.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2011 04:49:01 | More by coldmeat23
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Small head with scattered lace on a cloudy brown and copper body. Aroma of whiskey first and foremost with some apple, apricot, and caramel. Flavor sweet and tangy and although it is boozy in the way you can tell it has a high alcohol content it isn't in the way that makes it hard to drink. Red apple, fig and apricot for fruity notes. Thick body and light carbonation. Smooth for sure. I held onto this one for a year and a half. I like the whiskey quality. It's almost not very beer like but still glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 02:27:26 | More by kylehay2004
Barrel Aged Old Ruffian from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.