1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tickle Fight - Solemn Oath Brewery

Not Rated.
Tickle FightTickle Fight

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Solemn Oath Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 03-27-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by shadetree67:
Photo of shadetree67
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

shadetree67, Apr 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of 77apm
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

77apm, May 02, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer has a slightly dense warm aged copper body with a sticky light beige head that last the full beer.

S- The green grassy hops give way to a sweet big sugary caramel malt sweetness in the finish.

T- The perfumy sweet malt leads into a ginger spice heat in the finish with some vanilla flowers that turn woody as the beer opens up.

M- The medium mouthfeel has an alcohol heat in the finish that boost the ginger heat.

O- This beer has big floral flavors mixed with big sweet malt and big alcohol warmth that is just to much for me. The ginger spice is just too big aswell. It was nice to taste but I couldn’t get through the whole glass.

rhoadsrage, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of cwehr13
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

cwehr13, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I had to a pick up a 22oz bottle of This Most American Of Barleywines with totally badass art on the label and a totally commensurate name printed at its bottom. Served in a pint glass it appears syrupy orange in the glass with big soda bubbles and a malty sweet aroma familiar for the style. Zow, this is a seriously hopped out barleywine. I can see what they meant about massive American style. It starts and finishes sweet, but there's a ton of IBUs in the middle. The flavors don't complement each other at all.

I think I would have liked this better as an Imperial IPA. It's not though: the malt should be lighter in color, the hop profile should be more citrus and more aromatic, and the attenuation should be crisper. No, this is just a harsh barleywine, one that borders on undrinkable. The kind of brew that makes English barleywine enthusiasts complain about how Americans have bastardized the style -- but rightly, for once.

Note: my 2014-vintage bottle claims to be 10.% alc./vol.

hreb, May 31, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +11.4%

WoodBrew, May 06, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Gonzoillini, May 06, 2013
Photo of mjc3151
4/5  rDev +11.4%

mjc3151, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Hurkie70
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Hurkie70, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of JohnnyNicks
3/5  rDev -16.4%

JohnnyNicks, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kbuzz, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

blue-dream, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of wesside89
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

wesside89, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
Photo of sgoro
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

sgoro, May 31, 2013
Photo of Karl_M
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Karl_M, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of cnbrown313
3/5  rDev -16.4%

cnbrown313, May 19, 2014
Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Berg-the-Boiler, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Thorpe429, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +11.4%

smartassboiler, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

outoffocus, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ralerwen, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of BenNicklaus
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BenNicklaus, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Azpittil57, Mar 28, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tickle Fight from Solemn Oath Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.