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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

168 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
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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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-12-2013 00:48:36 | More by ste5venla
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2013 05:06:19 | More by megamass
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-15-2013 18:39:31 | More by Slatetank
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-07-2013 17:48:22 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Laklimell

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-06-2013 21:39:38 | More by Laklimell
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a clear, bubbly amberish/burgundy color with 1 finger of light tan colored head. Very nice lacing left behind while I sip on this.

S - Smells of some slight dark fruits, rum raisins, and some slight earthy hops. Nothing extraordinary.

T/M - Some more of the dark fruits, and some toasted oak notes make this one very tasty! Some vanilla notes are present as well. Nice blend of flavors with a little alcohol warmth. Medium slick mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This a damn fine barleywine. Has a lot of the same charasteristics of Sucaba. Nice warming feel as it goes down, good malt character. If I could get this regularly, I would more than likely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:12:23 | More by Rizalini
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-26-2013 23:59:47 | More by spycow
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-16-2013 03:37:01 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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arizcards

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber in early February from Total WIne for $5.99. From No. 013 bottling.

Beer poured reddish-brown with a nice white head that has some pretty good hang time.

Nose is toffee and caramel with some dark fruits.

Taste is well balanced, dark fruits and caramel dominating up front with a nice citrus hop punch finishing things nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and pretty smooth.

Overall a tasty barleywine that is not to far off from being an excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:28:01 | More by arizcards
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godlessape

Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Used my trusty snifter for this one. The body has a intensely dark ruby red shade with an off white almost beige head.
The aroma's are earthy, like forest mulch after a morning rain. I'm picking up oak of course along with tobacco, an overloaded wicker fruit basket, grains, and alcohol. A feast for the schnoz.
The hops that hide in the aroma profile come out in the flavor rather nicely. I taste a lot of sweet malt and molasses, along with some dark unidentifiable exotic fruits. You'll notice a hint of vanilla and toffee in the mix as well.
The mouthfeel is full bodied with a crisp hoppy finish.
Overall this is a great barlywine, that has all the elements you want in this style to stand up and take notice.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:08:35 | More by godlessape
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22 oz bottle into appropiate glassware , deep redish brown color with one finger off white head and small amounts of lacing

The smell is amazing , vanilla , earthy and lots of fruity , bannana and some cherry just pop out of the glass , really complex

The mouthfeel is amazing , a nice full bodied beer in all the right places

The taste is on par for barleywine types , lots of oak coming through with the alcohol coming in halfway through the drink and hanging around till the end , a bitter sweet bite at the end

Over all a great example of the barleywine style with its own special touches , the fruity smells really set this apart from other barleywines I have had , I will for sure pick up another bottle or two , would like to age one of these

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 02:33:29 | More by ubenumber2
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-19-2013 05:51:49 | More by twelveinches
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-18-2013 00:13:58 | More by KiMiRaiK
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MadeInOregon

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-16-2013 07:16:23 | More by MadeInOregon
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BigMikie

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-15-2013 01:24:22 | More by BigMikie
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rpabst

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-13-2013 03:11:36 | More by rpabst
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-12-2013 23:46:17 | More by Ted
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weerezboy

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-06-2013 16:59:46 | More by weerezboy
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figgalicous

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-05-2013 18:54:17 | More by figgalicous
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-01-2013 03:28:10 | More by M1k3y
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-14-2013 16:12:46 | More by irishgreensoda
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-09-2013 18:37:44 | More by powdersoldier
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hreb

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber of barleywine served in a chalice. Beer is a bright, beautiful amber color, syrupy in consistency, with nearly zero head. Not much in the way of aroma, a little bit malty and rich . Flavor is a big oak plank to the forehead. IBUs are pretty up there in here too, but they balance nicely with the heavy sugar and raw alcohol load in this barleywine. I don't get much in the way of fruity or grape/raisin flavors here, just huge beer with a lot of oak. Does it need cellaring to mellow out? Maybe. The "fresh" version is totally drinkable but it's no A+ / world-class barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 03:07:16 | More by hreb
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pumaguy021

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-26-2013 19:23:54 | More by pumaguy021
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-23-2013 04:59:34 | More by SocalKicks
Old Knucklehead Barleywine from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.