Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barleywine - Live Oak Brewing Company
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4.11/5 rDev -3.5%
A: Poured a deep orange color with bronizsh colored hue, light and white soapy head crown this beer. The head retention is average. After a few sips light lacing and bubbles remain.
S: The nose presents a fruit basket of sorts; blend of light and dark fruits with some caramel, toffee in their for fun
T: Initially it was a bit of pine and citrus with some underlying dark fruits and sugar. A short blast of vanilla. As it warmed the booze came alive, this beer opened and changed personalities. It seemed to go back to fruit heavy, sticky, sweet with a backseat heat.
M: Fuller bodied, well carbonated, lots of flavor and sweetness linger on the palate
O: A good barleywine. Thanks to Dajtai for scoring hadbottles of a rare, draft only bwine for me.
01-22-2013 18:00:20 | More by barleywinefiend
4.68/5 rDev +9.9%
On tap served in a snifter @ Cottonwood. Man I love this beer, too bad its rarely brewed. I believe the keg is two years old! Ringing in at 14%
A beautiful deep amber color, light creamy head. The nose is of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste is full of caramel, slight hint of vanilla, and some charred orange. Nice and thick on the mouth feel. Its perfect for the chillier months. A great sipper and my opinion the best Barleywine brewed in TX! Though I love Sisyphus from Real Ale aged, this one tops even that. Cheers
01-10-2013 19:11:36 | More by Dajtai007
4.23/5 rDev -0.7%
a keg from 2010 noted at common table as 13.7 abv. This is a wonderful texas beer opportunity and quite a toffee delight. Pour is amber with a finger and some of a head. Great retention. Nose of heavy malt and port undertones. Yeasty but i'm sure after 2 years of aging the aroma is not hop distinct. Palate funnels to a bitterness that dries with a nice accompanying heat. Nice bright edge is well balanced with the caramel notes. Mineral dry and a nice tingle on the tongue. Great beer. Good with turkey, dry fatty cheeses, earthy herbs, and believe it or not, marinara. Heavy on the belly. Hard to have more than one.
06-15-2012 03:22:26 | More by rtepiak
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
Found pouring at the Whip In in Austin, Texas, this beauty is a rusty orange-caramel color with an off-white ring and almost no lacing. I can smell deep red wine, oak and malty pine hop. Very satisfying to any barleywine fan. The flavor brings a bit more of a cherry, B&B idea with some of the same woodsy malt-wine I noted in the nose. There’s fair alcohol noticeable but it’s not intrusive. This stuff is smooth and full bodied, somewhat cloying but not unusually for the style. Just a very nice offering here, wish I had some to take home to Connecticut!
04-08-2012 03:42:36 | More by Durge
4.93/5 rDev +15.7%
A big malty thick delicious barleywine? Sign me up.
This is a dark caramel amber in color with low, bubbly foam. It has a thick, malty aroma, with some caramel and roasty coconut notes. I pick up a thick sweetness rounded by more roasted coconut. Reminds me of a Scotch ale in that regard. Malty, with a subdued hoppiness, and a thick chewy finish. A real enjoyable sipper.
02-14-2012 21:11:12 | More by elNopalero
4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
On-tap at the Whip-In
A: Single fingered head that reduced rather quickly, but a small soapy film remained on top this deep rust, semi transparent brew.
S: Toffee, vanilla, lots of dark fruits, and a slight hop profile. Very well balanced and fairly robust.
T: Follows the scent very closely, large vanilla characteristics followed by caramel and dark fruits. Alcohol became apparent as the beer warmed.
M: Very well carbonated beverage that allowed the beer to stay creamy on the front and have a nice crisp backend.
O: A very good beer that I wish would be bottled. Damn you Live Oak!
01-30-2012 21:01:43 | More by tjkinate
3.8/5 rDev -10.8%
On tap in a snifter.
A - Very clear almost looks like plum wine. Amber with no head andminimal edge lacing.
S - dried fruits with an almost earthy oaky side
T - raisins, plums, figs, maple, dates, young oak, slight hint of liquorice on the very back end. clean taste up front with a bit of a slight burn in the back of the mouth.
M - clean with nice carbonation feel
O - pretty decent barleywine overall
01-24-2012 01:27:23 | More by silentnoiz
Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barleywine from Live Oak Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.