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Old Scallywag - Bourbon Barrel Aged - Coronado Brewing Company

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Old Scallywag - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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BA SCORE
87
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BMMillsy on 11-13-2013)
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3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: perfectly transparent. Not a hint of any solids/sediment at all. Bright amber with white foam. Doesn't look like a ba barleywine. In my opinion that is.

S: earthy. Slight hint of the bourbon.

T: decent bourbon taste. Not that much barleywine behind it. A little oak gives it a bit of sweetness. Sorta just tastes like weak bourbon.

M: feels like I just took a shot of bourbon. The finish is all booze.

O: comparing this to the average beer, it would be pretty average. Comparing it to average ba barleywines, I think it would get eaten alive. Sorta tastes like a whiskey and diet coke. But not as cold or watered down. Actually this tastes exactly like when you are camping and all you have is warm coke and whiskey so you make do. Maybe it's a bit hot just yet, maybe some time will develop it, but I will not be taking that risk at $16/bottle. Glad I only got one. I've liked coronado's beers before, and I will continue to try them, but this one feels like a first shot at a ba barleywine and I don't think it's there yet.

If anyone wants one they have them in San Leandro at Plaza Bottle Shop.

Mightykingmalard, May 03, 2014
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Flavor is a sensational intensity of sweetness and Bourbon. Actually the sugar is just right with all the alcohol. Burnt sugar and a bitter hoppy finish. Caramel and bonbons with bitter chocolate.

A powerful sip of brown lightning that sends tingles up my spine. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine on Adams Ave.

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Old Scallywag - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Coronado Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.