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Old Scoundrel - Sound Brewery

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Old ScoundrelOld Scoundrel

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: draheim on 11-25-2013)
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Reviews by BigMcLargeHuge:
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3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber courtesy of riversideAK over on RateBeer, thanks Alex! It pours with a murky copper body that has gold hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up hoppy pine, floral and citrus hops along with thick malty sweetness laced with a light amount of fruity esters and booze. The taste is pretty thick and rich with malt sweetness, resiny pine and grapefruit flowing around into floral hops as well as a touch of soap and sweet fruity esters. This is big and sweet and hoppy and interesting. It has enough sweetness and that touch of fruity esters that it seems like it wants to be an English style barleywine but the resiny bitter hops get in the way. The other way around it seems the sweetness and esters get in the way of this being a solid American style barleywine. Interesting. I wouldn't know which style to pegs this to.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 03:35:19 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, late 2013 bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/toasted malt and light-moderate citrus hop notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, caramel, toast, toffee, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and light-moderate citrus hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English barleywine. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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05-17-2014 04:33:22 | More by superspak
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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an impy nonic a chill hazed burnt orange with a thin white head that leaves a few broken "globs" behind as it settles very quickly.Faint grapefruit-like hops in the nose wich is more driven by English toffee and caramel but both are not real strong either.Malt driven like it should be for the style,fruity and somewhat cakey but not overly heavy,there is a nice drying effect from the hops in the finish,some stinging sweet alcohol rears larger as it warms.Not bad, it starts out quite sweet but the hops come into play and make for some balance although the big maltiness is still the big draw here.

Serving type: bottle

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3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a ruddy burnt orange color with a dirty white cap leaving a good amount of bubbles and head.

S: Big Cascade hop presence and a dumptruck of caramel and toasted bread

T: A big grapefruit meets caramel covered bread here. A nice and pronounced bitterness appears. The body carried lots of sugar and its a bit oily as well. The finish has some heat, more grapefruit with some flowers and bittering.

M: Bold, burly and a tad oily, probably from the all of Cascade alpha acids. It's medium carbonation, sweet sticky body and feel of bold yet oily hop resins say this might be better in the future than young

O: I'm not exactly sure how you can call this a "English Barleywine" . Perhas the 40IBUs but it tastes more hop forward than the numbers represent. I'd be intersted in the grain bill makeup.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 16:04:40 | More by barleywinefiend
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Old Scoundrel from Sound Brewery
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