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Provisions Series: Old Richland - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our spin on an American-style barley wine, and we we say "our spin", we mean it's super hoppy. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Sterling hops, a real piney and citrusy flavor shines through the dark, caramelly malt backbone. Some may think of it as more of a double IPA than a barley wine, we just think its delicious.

ABV: 9%, IBU: 80, SRM: 30, Release: One time only

(Beer added by: Overlord on 01-09-2011)
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Bruery growler into three pint glasses. Thanks to Steve and Chris for the assist! Extra special thanks to errantnight for the amazing hook-up!

A: Pours a muddy/cloudy Des Plaines River water brown. A massively creamy yet rocky four finger layer of foam rises up, way over the rim of the glass, and hangs tight before slowly receeding and leaving a wonderful mess of lace stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Loads of sticky pine resin hops. Before long, a thick layer of sweet caramel and pan roasted nuts come on to soften the blow.

T: Just as above with an excellent level of boozy heat. Just enough to let you know it's there, but not enough to wreck your palate.

M: As the growler wore on it picked up a twinge of barleywine roughness. Pretty typical for the style. Loads of oily hops and spicy alcohol mixed with a little caramel sweetness for balance.

D: Drinks waaay better that expected. We killed this growler far too quickly! These limited Bruery releases have been stellar as of late!

Serving type: growler

02-02-2011 00:08:18 | More by GbVDave
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A : Poured a hazy amber color with a dirty white cap. It sports some good head retention and good lacing

S: Big pine hop presence, Christmas trees with a hint of citrus and and brown sugar

T: Big pine start to finish, perhaps juniper, definitely hop forward with a caramel/toffee base. This beer has some moderate heat, moderate bitterness and dry on the finish with a lingering caramel/pine presence. This beer honestly reminded me of vintage Doggie Claws.

M : Medium bodied, medium-high on carbonation, dry, warm, a little sweet but still very hop forward and its packed full of faded hops which gives it a chewy feel

O: Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 19:48:10 | More by barleywinefiend
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, 2012 (pretty sure)
The Bruery tulip

A: Pours a murky brown with hints of red in there when the light hits it. Two full fingers of marshmallow like head. Sticky lacing. Bottle conditioned.

S: Piney. Earthy. Old hops. Sweet bready malts. Some hints of toffee behind it all. Some booze, still.

T: Surprised that I still get some hop bitterness at the front of the tongue. Big piney hop flavors. Earthy and herbal. Leads into that big malt bill, which produces notes of sweet caramel and nuttiness. Some slight toffee and almost woody notes (this is not oak aged). Finish is fairly dry. Lingering bitterness. Slight alcohol burn.

M: It's full bodied. Not overly chewy like a RIS.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 12:59:51 | More by inlimbo77
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nickfl

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A small off white head on a dark brown body. A nicely hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with a touch of dark malt and brown sugar. A much more barleywine like flavor with notes of molasses, pine, pepper, and mustard. Medium thick body, modately carbonation, and a sweet finish. Nicely done, fairly hoppy, but definitely not a DIPA, there is a lot of dark sugar and rich, spicy character that cleary makes this a barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:18:06 | More by nickfl
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sbxx

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Dark brown with amber tint, much darker than expected, 2+ fingers of thick dense foam head that hangs around forever. Chunky lacing.

Smell - Caramel malt, citrus fruit

Taste - Where are the hops? This must be an old bottle because it's basically a malt bomb at this point. Barely any hops coming through. It's like they've faded into nothing more than a bitter taste within the malt. Very minimal flavor overall. Very odd. Kinda like a big malty IPA gone stale.

Mouthfeel - Med/heavy body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry finish

Overall - Blah. Extremely forgettable. When fresh, I'm guessing this is an entirely different beer. At this point, either suck it up and drink it or give it away. This is not one that belongs in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 05:32:52 | More by sbxx
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. No bottling date, despite the white bar for it on the label. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a murky mahogany brown with a fluffy three finger bone hued head. That fluff sticks around a long time and leaves large clumps of lace.

Smells of mild pine hops, oranges, caramel and raisin bread.

Taste is somewhere between an out of date DIPA and a barleywine. Musty and earthy like old hops with orange rind, muted pine, toasted grain, slight pineapple, some caramel, a hint of toffee and a small kick of booze. An interesting mix but doesn't quite hit my preferred notes for either barleywine or DIPA.

Semi creamy, slightly oily medium body with a ton of carbonation. Long dry bittersweet orange rind and burnt caramel aftertaste.

Not bad at all but certainly not outstanding. I'm relativley certain that this undated bottle is several months old. I'd have liked to try it fresh when the hops were in peak condition. As it is now, it'll take another 6-9 months to really start hitting the barleywine notes I'd like (and hopefully have the over carbonation settle). That's fine- I have a couple more bottles and I'm patient.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 05:03:54 | More by ThickNStout
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beagle75

Iowa

3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a half-pint chalice.

A: Hazy, dark amber color with over one finger of light beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Intense orange citrus hops up front, with a metallic edge. Husky grain is revealed after the hops crest. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with hop aromatics that are spicy and earthy. Acidity is high into the middle where crystal malt is dense but not dynamic. The finish is slightly roasty, with some juicy orange citrus revealed at times. Bitterness is rather restrained, while the volatile whiff of alcohol seems to gain momentum as the beer warms.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic and warming on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This barleywine seems simplistic, with a potentially appealing malt bill that frequently seems hidden behind hops of underwhelming quality. It is bland in its unofficial role as imperial IPA, and it also seems hobbled as a barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 23:06:57 | More by beagle75
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared with rudzud of course.

Big honkin head, 2+ fingers, fluffy thick and good retention, tons of soapy thick lacing completely covers the glass, dark molasses brown color with foggy faint garnet light sneaking through.

Nose is essentially a black ipa, lots of pine, light citrus and pineapple, earthy spicy hops, resinous musty dank simcoe. Then malts, dark malts dark caramel and hint if black malt, etc. Light creamy darkness, and faint cocoa almost.

Taste starts with malts, coffee and roast, caramel, dark almost powdered cocoa, creamy at the same time, and hint of char. Hops come on strong, slight earthy spicy hops, then pineapple again, slight resinous musty simcoe, hint citrus and orange peel, etc. Bitter rind like flavor that detracts slightly, and bitterness is huge. Pretty much a black ipa. Finish is quite bitter borderline astringent, spicy earthy long lingering hops, creamy dark malts, light roast and powdered cocoa like lingering. Barely any booze.

Mouth is nice, creamy, nice fluffy carb, hint of booze but not close to 10%.

Overall interesting beer, more like double black ipa than a barleywine, 5 minutes after the last sip I still feel like I'm chewing on hops. Not quite my fav style blend of roast dark malts etc and pine pineapple and citrus, etc, so this didn't strike a chord with me, esp for being a barleywine... however, for a double black IPA taking into account it's not my fav style, this was still a decent beer. I wonder how the aging will effect the hops in this.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 17:28:17 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros and poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - poured a dark molasses brown hue with light garnet intermingled. Three finger creamy light tan head that left absurd amount of side lacing. Super super sticky lacing here with a nice quarters inch blanket of retention.

S - Aromas of bright hops here light pine with faint fruits, wet dank musty hops. Nice black? malts here almost like a black ipa. Definitely not your typical barleywine.

T - Taste is lots of pine with pineapple running through it. Light roasty malts Herr faintly sweet with a good booze presense. A super tasty mingling of a dipa and barley wine. Really delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and sharp. Keeps the alcohol up off the tongue as well. Still slightly boozy.

O - Overall this was a tasty brew actually a very very good non barrel aged barley wine. Wonder how this will age.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 22:55:38 | More by rudzud
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle to Bruery snifter.

A - Dark brown; almost completely opaque with just the slightest ruby glow along the bottom of the glass. Two big fingers of thick, dirty white head.

S - A big bitterness is present right away with some grassy, fruity and piney aromas. A big sweet caramel and toffee malt backbone adds balance.

T - The hop profile hits the tongue right away with a huge bitterness and grassy/piney/fruity flavours with a touch of citrus present. The big sweet malt backbone enters mid-palate, adding dark caramel, toffee and raisin flavours. Bitter, dry finish.

M - Medium body with plenty of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 18:49:23 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle from the 2012 release. Thanks to JRSD for getting it to me, and after warming it was poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Old Richland pours a dark mahogany, with scant cherry highlights shining through. Three fingers of khaki colored foam crown the beer and stick around for a little bit. Lacing is left in thick webbing around the glass. The nose delivers on the promise of hops in the beer's description, with lots of pine immediately apparent. A sticky caramel aroma is also easily appreciable. That caramel appears again at the opening of each sip, providing a firm sweetness for the hops to play off of. The bitterness that rolls through next is potent, but not as abrasive as I'd anticipate from a barleywine. The hop profile is again pine dominant, but there is a little bit of grapefruit peel shining through as well. The body is remarkably not syrupy for the heavy caramel flavor, but the carbonation ends up feeling just a little lackluster. The Bruery doesn't do hoppy beers very often, but Old Richland is evidence they can do them well.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:49:33 | More by axeman9182
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a mahogany brown that is clouded with 3 fingers of tan froth. The cap displays solid retention that leaves a webby lace all over the glass.

The aroma is oily and resinous with hops. It is dank and herbal with some catty quality towards the back mixing with suggestions of pine and tea like spiciness. A bit of burnt sugar is thrown into the mix giving something for the hops to play off.

The taste includes hints of raisin and plums mixed into a dark burnt molasses character. Some fruity bitter hops blend with pine,?herbs and strong black tea. Some catty flavors blend into a mild vegetative quality and dirty fruit like cantaloupe or other melon like honeydew. Not bad, but not terribly enjoyable either.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The alcohol is integrated nicely. This is an interesting mixture of character here that really borders the lines of barleywine and boozy DIPA. This will be a huge hit for some, I think it was just ok.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 14:54:43 | More by stakem
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed deep amber color. Three fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good for the ABV and some spotty lacing is left.

4.0 S: Holy piss is this hoppy. No way I would identify this as a Bruery beer if smelled blind. Hops are foremost floral and herbal. Some citrus and earthiness to follow. Underneath there is a solidly toasty backbone with plenty of caramel and toffee. Light dark fruitiness to round things out.

3.5 T: Interesting. It's not bad, but it has trouble finding its place. It's not hoppy enough to be a DIPA, but it's not malty enough to be a BW. It's not even a hoppy barleywine or a malty DIPA. It's somewhere between those two. Mild to moderate bitterness. Toasty malts, caramel, toffee, and maybe a touch of molasses. Dark fruits, raisins, and a touch of tobacco. Floral hops with light herbal and citrusy components. Again, it's decent, but it confuses the palate and not in a good way.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Decently creamy, a bit chewy, and smooth enough. Booze is well hidden.

3.0 D: I think I summed this up already. Good, but confused.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 03:54:48 | More by DavoleBomb
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle into a tulip
no bottled on date, but I believe this was a one off from early 2011

Thanks to Redbeeron for sending this one over as an extra!

A: Pours an opaque very dark mahoghany with a huge 3 plus fingers width of light mocha colored head. Head is dense and takes minutes to dissipate down to a drinkable level. Leaves sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Aroma is rather unique. Pretty heavy medicinal/astrigent flavors, along with some brown sugar and caramel. Nutty and booze notes as well. Remnants of hops are present with faint notes of stale pine. A swirl of the glass brings out aromas of apple and hints of citrus.

T: Taste is roasted malt and herbaceous character forward. I also get a bit of burnt sugar, caramel malts, nuts, some bitterness on the finish. Pretty weak in terms of barleywine flavors. The hops are obviously diminished, with piney bitterness on the finish being pretty much the only noticeable hop characteristic. However, even fresh I doubt this tasted much like a traditional barleywine, probably even less so.

M/D: Pretty smooth with an approriately low carbonation. Full bodied but not thick. The double digit ABV is well masked, and drinkability is fair.

O: Its always interesting to see how the 'hoppy' barleywines age. This one was alright, the hop characters were obviously muted, which I am ok with, but it seemed to be missing a lot of the traditional barley components that I love (like dark fruits, toffee, bourbon, etc). Overall, its decent, but its not something I would seek out. Im always happy to get the opportunity to try a Bruery one off though!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 18:46:20 | More by zac16125
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mud colour, with a beige finger of head. Aroma was some hops, floral, tinges of citrus. A little bit of sweetness and caramel. Taste had a fairly potent bitterness with a floral hop bite, caramel and nutty malt sweetness. Somewhat lighter for a Bwine. Not too sticky and definitely not full bodied.

It's definitely hoppy, but it's not super hoppy...and I've had much hoppier American barleywines. Pretty good, but nothing out the ordinary.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:29:50 | More by EgadBananas
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a clear copper brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and some citrus zest and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not one of the Bruery's best efforts in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 03:19:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a recent trade with Irishgurl4. Cheers for the brews!

From a 750 into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, light tan head with great retention. Clear mahogany red with higher levels of carbonation. Head slowly recedes to a thick, fluffy foam cap and coats the sides of the glass with lacing. A thick foam cap remains until the end and leaves nice sheets of lacing down the glass. A touch too much carbo perhaps, but the head and lacing are phenomenal.

SMELL: Lots of hops and plenty of malt backbone. Caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes for sure, with plenty of citrus, grapefruit and piney hop notes. Definitely a nice balance between malt and hops for a barleywine at this point.

TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness and toasted malt notes up front, moving into a nice hop finish with grapefruit, pine and citrus at the swallow. This introduces a big, bold and persistent aftertaste of caramel malt sweetness, butterscotch, gram cracker and plenty of citrus and floral hop bitterness. Lots of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, nicely balanced for the style.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium, smooth carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a bite at the swallow and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bitter bite lingers. Good feel.

OVERALL: This was great. After trying a few American barleywines and finding out the name is often just an excuse to release another DIPA, this was a nice, honest brew. Perhaps this was hoppier when it was first released, but right now this is a barleywine with a nice hop presence as opposed to the other way around. Anyways, this was a quality beer that I really enjoyed. Cheers for this one Irishgurl4!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 18:42:45 | More by Jeffo
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL courtesy of JMRSN. Thanks

A: Brackish brown. Agressive pour yields thin, lasting lacing.

N: Really heavy toffee and caramel nose. Some grapefruit and mango. Coconut.

T: The nose matches the taste. Grapefruit, mango, coconut, toffee and caramel.

M: Sits well on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice.

O: After 2 years, this is doing really well. Stomps Bigfoot to the curb. More please.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 02:01:30 | More by writerLJBerg
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to buzbuzzer for the bottle.

Pours deep brown with a big sticky off-white head.

Smells of heavy caramel with a little bit of a piney hop presence.

Similar flavors. This one is definitely over the hill though. Most hop presence has faded and it's just a malty amber at this point.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin with medium carbonation levels.

Been really wanting to try this one for a while, but was ultimately disappointed by it. A little one note at this point.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 20:50:03 | More by jmarsh123
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thetastywort

California

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy amber color and about two fingers of head. Very nice lacing left behind.

S - citrus hop with some carmel and juniper. Brown sugar finish.

T - Strong citrus hops up front with medium bitterness. It mellows out right before too bitter. Caramel/Malt and brown sugar on the back end. The taste has really developed since I first had this.

M - Medium body with slightly high carbonation. Possibly because it has aged for a bit, carbonation appears to have increased. Leave a dry and warm finish.

D - Not like most barley wines you would think of. Big hop flavor with a bi of a bite in the end. I like this beer, but I wouldn't expect your traditional barley wine when you drink this. Overall, a nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 00:11:36 | More by thetastywort
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well it seems like its a barley wine kind of night, this one should put me out.
Pours a deep reddish orange color with a massive tan head that persists forever. Lots of earthy and citrus hop aroma in the nose as well as a healthy dose of sweet caramel and burnt brown sugar. There's a hint of oxidation, but at this point it adds more complexity than hindering the aroma of this brew. The taste is sweet up front with lots of the usual suspects. Toffee, caramel and sweet and burnt brown sugar play with hint of dark dried fruits. The sweetness quickly fades to an almost stinging hop bitterness that lingers with a bit of ethanol long onto the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. This one has been aging in the cellar for about a year and a half now. The hops have faded a bit and I believe its in that in between stage where it's not as good as it was when fresh, but well on its way to becoming a great aged barleywine. I wish I had another to see how this one develops.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 02:13:13 | More by johnnnniee
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drewone

California

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass.

Nice brown color, small head, med to low carbonation.

Really enjoy the smell - def seems to be what a barley wine should be, hops don't over dominate which maybe the age of the beer. Smells rich.

Hops still come through quite nice on the taste front. A lot of heavy sweetness too. Has depth, enjoyable.

Rich.

I liked it, to me seemed what a barley wine should be - even though there are hops there, doesn't have the bit that some barley wines have. Alcohol is present, but not hot (on the lower end as far barley wines go).

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 05:26:07 | More by drewone
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some pine as well. There is also some strong toasted caramel malts with a bit of brown sugar.

T - Starts off with some strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some rich sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. Through the middle, some strong pine hop flavor with some bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of rich caramelized malts, pine and citrus hops, bitterness, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really big hoppy American Barleywine with some strong malt flavors and body to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 04:01:58 | More by ngeunit1
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Copper pour, dark off-white creamy head. Definitely a good amount of lace sticking to the glass.

Alcohol is somewhat abrasive in the nose. Grassy hop profile. Caramel and rich toffee.

Toffee up front in the taste. A little thinner than I'd like. Hoppy, semi-sweet, with a dry finish from the hops. Wish it was a little sweeter and complex. A somewhat average beer. Looked nice though.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 23:39:33 | More by BearsOnAcid
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and murky dark amber color with some slight light brown hints. The head is nice and dense and about 1 inch tall. It is quite sticky and recedes to a nice chunky ring around the glass.

Aroma is delicious. With sharp grapefruit hints and some nice citrus hop notes just exploding all over the nose. On the back end of the nose one can notice some nice caramel notes. Buttery butterscotch is present as well. Very nice malty finish with the hop aroma lingering in the back.

The flavor is quite nice. Strong hop hints begin early in the beer with some nice intense citrus notes. Grapefruit rind, and nice sharp orange notes. Very hoppy and citrusy. Intense sharp and bitter hop notes. There is definitely some nice caramel notes in the back and some nice malty grain that opens up as the beer warms. Nice notes of butterscotch can be perceived after more sips along with some nice slightly burnt caramel notes. As the beer warms the butterscotch notes get real nice and smooth. Body is a bit on the light side but its nice and refreshing and crisp.

Pretty good barleywine. Nice fresh hop notes and some bread mixed in there with nice strong caramel hints.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 02:34:22 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Provisions Series: Old Richland from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.