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Old Knucklehead Barleywine - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Old Knucklehead BarleywineOld Knucklehead Barleywine

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BA SCORE
89
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 37
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-16-1998)
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lunarnorth

Texas

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
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JoelClark

Idaho

3/5  rDev -24.6%

08-03-2014 17:23:14 | More by JoelClark
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hansendc

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-03-2014 06:01:57 | More by hansendc
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ilikebeer03

Texas

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
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-07-2014 19:02:53 | More by MikeDAdams
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-02-2014 12:05:04 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-02-2014 06:33:43 | More by tobelerone
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-27-2014 23:12:54 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-24-2014 22:21:06 | More by reaganrvltn
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lsiberian

Texas

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
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-16-2014 16:29:21 | More by Metaltildeath
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

06-13-2014 17:24:21 | More by Sir_Goatman
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-19-2014 16:11:11 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-19-2014 03:07:56 | More by Georgiabeer
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DaveRinn

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-25-2014 02:50:35 | More by DaveRinn
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DbbC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2014 18:50:42 | More by DbbC
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-07-2014 04:32:30 | More by vickersspitfire
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-03-2014 00:24:35 | More by Kurmaraja
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obrike

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2014 02:12:22 | More by obrike
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bkeller04

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-11-2014 04:34:06 | More by bkeller04
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-10-2014 16:32:28 | More by vmdominguez
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Nick4444

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-07-2014 01:04:40 | More by Nick4444
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-06-2014 01:23:52 | More by fivetime
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RHVC59

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-03-2014 03:39:59 | More by RHVC59
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abex44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-22-2014 00:01:42 | More by abex44
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Old Knucklehead Barleywine from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.