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

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Old Double Bagger (ODB)
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88
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 9
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:
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(Beer added by: rye726 on 02-09-2010)
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-28-2014 21:27:41 | More by mctizzz
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glid02

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy dark copper color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sticky caramel malts with equal amounts of earthy and pine hop aromas. As it warms slight amounts of dark toffee aromas waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderate amounts of pine hops. Midway through the sip the pine fades a bit however the bitterness remains with the addition of leafy and earthy hops. The hops carry through to a solidly bitter ending. The alcohol is hidden very well.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought the mouthfeel was the best part about this beer as the malt and hop profiles were not very complex. That being said there weren't any faults either. It's nice to see OB step out from their core beers and experiment though. A nice beer that's worth a shot.

01-05-2011 04:43:40 | More by glid02
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-27-2011 01:17:26 | More by OBIrish24
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nhudson

Alabama

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

on tap at Brickstore Pub 12/31

a: Murky redish/drown color with minimal head.

s: Hops and Alcohol. Very rustic and earthy smelling with some fruits and alcohol.

t: Alcohol, earthy rustic hops dark fruits, tons of caramel malt.

m: very low carbonation medium body

d: Dont know if I would have this beer again, needs some age on it for sure before it's would get better I think. The alcohol really comes out in this beer which makes it extra hard to drink for me.

01-01-2011 16:38:19 | More by nhudson
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-14-2011 18:38:27 | More by kkrez
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nickd717

California

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Double bagger, huh? I knew a few like that in my day. Anyway, back to the beer...
Had this on tap at Toronado for Barleywine Fest 2010.

Pours clear dark reddish-brown with a small off-white head and very good lacing.

Aroma is really fruity with pomegranate and starfruit notes, along with caramel malt.

Flavor is malty and mildly sweet. Caramel, light fruits (especially pomegranate), citrus, and malted milk balls. Complex and interesting.

Medium-full body with low carbonation and some booziness.

Drinkability is very good. Very solid overall, on the higher end of beers I had there. I'm sure this will be way overrated if it ends up in cans, since certain people seem to think canned beers can do no wrong. For now though, I say it's pretty good stuff. Not too surprised it got a honorable mention at the fest.

02-17-2010 06:52:41 | More by nickd717
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-05-2013 16:25:44 | More by Kegatron
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%

Served from tap into a goblet. Poured a murky red-brown with a one finger off-white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bitter hops, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, slight hop, massive alcohol, and sugar. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall my first impression was: HOLY SHIT ALCOHOL! Not only overwhelmed my palate, but overwhelmed my face. Besides this side effect it had a pretty nice flavor. Luckily the alcohol became less intense as the brew warmed up some. One glass was enough for me... But would suggest this to any Barleywine fan or the tickers out there. Tick tick tick!

01-03-2011 20:25:41 | More by thagr81us
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +2%

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!

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

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Holy crap this was a big beer, bigger then most anything i have had in recent memory for sure. served from a 1 liter growler into a pint glass and consume on 1.16.11

really nice pour here with a dark hazelnut color that melts away with reddish hues. really nice head of about three inches settles down quickly and cleanly, leaving only a nice cushion on top. arma is deep alcohol, lots of hops, caramel, tons of malts but the alcohol is huge, an i actually really this about it. very nicely done i have to admit. smooth and even flavor is again very hot and this takes away a bit from the drinkable factor but i really still think it comes across very, very well. rich hops and dark malts give way to a slight fruitiness as it warms and a long and seemingly neverending finish.

overall i think this was an excellent beer, very well done and worth every drop, but not too be take lightly by any means.

01-18-2011 02:36:15 | More by mikesgroove
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-15-2011 17:49:26 | More by richbrew
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-23-2014 05:44:54 | More by teamwiggum
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-16-2011 02:14:23 | More by oline73
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OBMM1


3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-28-2012 06:56:45 | More by OBMM1
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -34.7%

On tap at Churchkey. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a brown color with a very slight head. No retention or lacing. Nose brings some caramel, dark fruits, light citrus, a WHOLE lot of alcohol. This is really, really boozy. The taste brings straight alcohol and a bit of miscellaneous fruits. The booze is really hard to get over, and is hard to forgive as it's not a really tasty beer to begin with. Does not drink well.

11-02-2010 01:13:06 | More by Thorpe429
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-18-2013 03:08:19 | More by outoffocus
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-14-2011 18:59:20 | More by JRod1969
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2014 06:00:01 | More by rkarimi
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.76/5  rDev +20.5%

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.

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

New York

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%

Double Bagger on tap at The Pony Bar, Hell's Kitchen, NYC, part of an Oskar Blues event there.

Appearance: Five-ounce pour (what!?) on a pretty little glass. Barely a rim of white foamy head around the glass, some bubbles. Dark rusty appearance. Sun-kissed auburn.

Smell: Classic barleywine- raisin, dark fruit, caramel, butterscotch. Pedro Ximenez, old-grape sherry.

Taste: Boozy hot! Whiskey, wood, a Southern Comfort sort of sweetness. Tad of yeast and a dry, hoppy finish. Raisin and sugar dominate, along with booze. Some biscuit/dessert.

Mouthfeel: Full flavor, body and carbonation. Dry, bitter and woodsy finish. Super boozy but delicious. A pull-no-punches beer!

Overall: Super hot, sweet, sharp, classic barleywine. Sure, not exactly chuggable, but oh-so-enjoyable and true to style. I'm a fan!

05-19-2011 01:05:49 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-26-2013 19:33:30 | More by mikeincharleston
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abomb9581


5/5  rDev +26.6%

06-23-2014 02:35:55 | More by abomb9581
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Old Double Bagger (ODB) from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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