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Old And In The Way - High Water Brewing

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
High Water Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old and In The Way Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed in the traditional English Barley Wine Style. Flavors of toffee, treacle and caramel emerge as the beer opens up. Enjoy this beer a little warmer to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of flavors in this beer. Brewed to be enjoyable as a sipping or fireside beer. Share one with a good friend.

11% ABV 95 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2011)
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-08-2014 04:37:41 | More by zestar
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

07-08-2014 21:21:42 | More by GClarkage
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.7%

05-08-2014 12:56:17 | More by ShanePB
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Mightykingmalard

California

4.05/5  rDev +14.1%

13 vintage.

A: tan head, stays for a while. Very dark amber color. I love barleywines that are super dark. 3.75

S: sweet smelling, you smell the barrel. 3.75

T: only a hint of barrel in the taste, but it's awesome. Sometimes barleywines are too oaky, and this is a great barleywine with just that last good hint of wood. 4.25

M: great chewy mouthfeel for a barleywine. It's almost creamy. Leaves a great malty aftertaste. 4.

O: I had the 12 when it came out and have a couple saved. Can't wait to see where they, and this years, go in the future. 4.0

03-15-2014 04:19:54 | More by Mightykingmalard
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-08-2014 03:10:41 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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sia478

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

02-26-2014 17:39:47 | More by sia478
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kaseydad

California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-10-2014 02:01:49 | More by kaseydad
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BierJager89

California

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

A: Black with a tan ring of head.

S: Old malt, oak, vanilla, malt, dark fruit, red grapes, red wine, a touch of brandy in the nose.

T: Orange, lemon, grapefruit peel up front, followed by malt, then oak, vanilla, followed by red wine and red grapes with the borbon character and a touch of cognac and brandy in the finish.

M: Medium bodied and smooth, though the alcohol is a tad harsh.

O: I really like this beer. I'd love to try the Buffalo Trace version. It's perhaps a bit flat, but I feel like the alcohol astringency offsets that a bit, and like my beer smooth.

01-27-2014 21:34:13 | More by BierJager89
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KevT

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

01-14-2014 20:58:26 | More by KevT
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-06-2013 23:33:16 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-06-2013 23:22:35 | More by billab914
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James_Lockhart

Australia

1.9/5  rDev -46.5%

I had this beer on tap after just getting into Barley Wines.

Everything appeared great until it hit my tongue.

It tastes like candy floss (fairy floss). That is literally it. I would have enjoyed this when I was 5, but as my palette has matured away from sugary sweet, to savory depth; I couldn't handle this, nor could anyone else.

This is the second beer I haven't been able to finish, and that's rare.

11-09-2013 06:56:05 | More by James_Lockhart
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themathguy

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-04-2013 22:09:44 | More by themathguy
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-04-2013 03:23:34 | More by archero
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-28-2013 16:51:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-18-2013 03:40:31 | More by PHBoiler
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-08-2013 04:52:31 | More by Zbeetleman
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VictoriaAnne

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-06-2013 06:42:38 | More by VictoriaAnne
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anson42

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-21-2013 20:19:22 | More by anson42
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-24-2013 03:08:43 | More by Penguin3200
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-08-2013 23:31:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

Thanks to whoever brought this to our Nov. '12 bottle share.

Somewhat hazy brown-leather color, a small tan head receded mostly, and left little to no lacing, as would be expected. Nice aroma, not quite full, but nice, with notes of toffee and vanilla, caramel malts, sweet dried fruits, and a touch of earthy hops. More of the same in the taste, with toffee and vanilla being the major players, sweet malty sugar, mellow bourbon, fig-like fruit essence, earthy hops and slight oak for a woody but not quite dry finish. Body was a little on the thin side, and kind of made this beer off-balanced with the big sugary flavors going on; some alcohol heat in there. A good brew, and quite drinkable overall.

11-10-2012 12:22:56 | More by Rifugium
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Gobzilla

California

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Bottle 55 of 216

A: poured a. A translucent dark brown with ruby highlights and a vary thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: the buffalo bourbon barrel dominates the aroma with some caramel, toffee, oaky, a little bit of brown sugar, boozy heat and hints of sugary sweetness

T: the bourbon barrel character also dominated the taste alongside caramel, toffee, oaky, maple syrup notes, slight lactic quality, boozy heat and a touch brown sugar.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, boozy, and stickiy finish.

O: thought it was going to be way better then it was. Did't really care for it.

09-08-2012 21:40:30 | More by Gobzilla
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tbeq00

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-22-2012 03:26:44 | More by tbeq00
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Wowcoolman

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-11-2012 02:30:07 | More by Wowcoolman
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Old And In The Way from High Water Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.