Old Knucklehead Barleywine - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Ratings: 173 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
4.75/5 rDev +19.3%
1 pt 6oz brown bottle. Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Ruby red with a fine-looking, enduring head, tan, two fingers high. Good lacing.
Smell: Primarily fruit -- grape and fig. Vanilla. Oak.
Taste: Loads of malt, vanilla, more fruit, including cherry. Plenty of alcohol, as expected, but not at all unpleasant.
Mouthfeel: Smooth on the tongue, slight stickiness, warming from all that alcohol.
Overall: Wow, this is pretty much a perfect barleywine -- a treat to the eyes and nose that really delivers.
08-18-2014 00:52:52 | More by lunarnorth
4.1/5 rDev +3%
12 ounce bottle poured into snifter. 12/2013
A: pours a deer ruby red, with nice off white head (about a fingers worth) good retention, and lacing.
S: oaky, vanilla upfront, drank fruits, cherry, raisin, plums,
T: malty sweetness upfront, follow by dark fruits similar to the nose and a nice, dry oaky, vanilla finish. no traces of alochol.
M: good mouthfeel, appropriately carbonated.
O: delicious beer. the oak plays in nicely
08-03-2014 00:59:06 | More by ilikebeer03
4.59/5 rDev +15.3%
The barley wine Old Knucklehead shows a thin brown head on the pour while the beers' body permits presents semi-transparent image through it. On the nose this Knucklehead offers a sweet roasted oak malt that stays throughout the end of the drink. This number 014 bottle tastes like a sweet roasted oak malt that fades into a pleasant bitter finish. In the mouth, this beer delivers a potent sting on the cheeks and tongue while still leaving enough for sensation to enjoy the beer beyond the early drinking phase. Overall this beer delivers an amazing well aged barley wine that represents the style and brewer well. I definitely recommend it to fans of the style or those looking to try the style.
06-17-2014 23:59:21 | More by lsiberian
Old Knucklehead Barleywine from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.