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Old Double Bagger (ODB) - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rye726 on 02-09-2010

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Wow! I'm totally impressed.

A dark, hazy brown pour into a goblet at Tipsy Cow, Madison. Rusty-brown fluid, with an off-white head that plasters the most perma-lacing on the glass I've ever seen on any beer.

The aroma is booze-laden fig and fruit cake. There's an earthiness that comes from burnt butter and waterlogged wood.

I'm amazed at this. The flavor in the mouth far outstrips what's hinted at in the aroma. Way sweeter on the front of the tongue than was to be expected from the nose, however, in the best way possible. Toffee and raisin, the molasses of dark rum, nice wood, a bit of astringent tannin, then a clarifying booze punch. Exceedingly well-balanced, on the back end you get hop oil and resin bitterness to do battle with the front-end sweetness.

Carbonation is perfectly reserved. Full-bodied creaminess delights in the mouthfeel.

It's useful to note I'm not a fan of Oskar Blues, in general. Their brews are overly bittered for my taste, without even the basic balance I look for in bitter beers. I feel incredibly lucky to get this one during Mad Craft Beer Week. I don't ever expect to see this on store shelves or in local bars outside of an event like this.

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A - pours an amber mahogany with a small ivory head, little retention and lacing.

S - big boozy figs raisins prunes and wood chips. Dark fruits smell amazing

T - Exactky as it smells with ample dark fruits, mild bitterness. Not much else though, slightly maple syrupy sweet

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O - good huge flavor of dark fruits and sweetness, quite drinkable for the abv

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Old Double Bagger (ODB) from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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