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

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88
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 02-09-2010)
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-25-2014 21:50:57 | More by 100200300
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jriggins6

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-24-2014 15:48:26 | More by jriggins6
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abomb9581


5/5  rDev +26.3%

06-23-2014 02:35:55 | More by abomb9581
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 00:03:29 | More by martyl1000
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-28-2014 21:27:41 | More by mctizzz
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Kataco16

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-24-2014 14:36:01 | More by Kataco16
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

03-22-2014 21:24:09 | More by hikeeba
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-23-2014 05:44:54 | More by teamwiggum
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rkarimi

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

02-15-2014 06:00:01 | More by rkarimi
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

12-29-2013 23:37:03 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-28-2013 22:12:45 | More by jaydoc
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

12-19-2013 04:28:51 | More by crowbar540
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-18-2013 23:14:04 | More by WOLFGANG
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

07-09-2013 22:57:04 | More by DonFrap
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a 2010 bottle (from a tap)

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

m - medium with decent carb

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

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 00:58:25 | More by MacQ32
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-26-2013 19:33:30 | More by mikeincharleston
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

04-05-2013 16:25:44 | More by Kegatron
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-26-2013 20:38:04 | More by JAHMUR
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-20-2013 13:37:18 | More by SawDog505
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-18-2013 03:08:19 | More by outoffocus
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trev120

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-17-2013 04:46:26 | More by trev120
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-08-2012 00:34:30 | More by williamjbauer
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OBMM1


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-28-2012 06:56:45 | More by OBMM1
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jsanford

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz counter-pressure filled bottle from CBX

Pours a dark mahogany with a soapy ivory head that settles to a slight haze and craggy ring. Quite pretty looking. Sweet, malty aromas of caramel, toffee, raisin, fig, and a good amount of booze. Reminds me quite a bit of North Coast Old Stock. Taste is close to the nose, very malty with lots of caramel, fig, raisin, and a TON of booze. Not harsh boozy, but a lot of warming in the chest. Mouthfeel is big and sticky, with a full body and lowish carbonation. Overall a big, boozy monster of a Barleywine, I'd love to try the Barrel-Aged version!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 18:09:28 | More by jsanford
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

12-27-2011 01:17:26 | More by OBIrish24
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Old Double Bagger (ODB) from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.