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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

355 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MrNuggets on 01-01-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by blitz134:
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blitz134

California

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage.

Nice, clear caramel body with some reddish hues. Offwhite head that settled down to an inch thick. Lots of carbonation bubbles rise to the surface to support it. Lacing forms rings and sheets on the glass.

Caramel and cotton candy sugar sweetness. Lightly toasted malts along with some dark fruit aromas. Still has a piney hoppy aroma to finish it off.

Dark caramel and brown sugar flavors. A good bit of toasty malts, especially in the finish. Dark fruits, raisin and some plum. Pine and resin hops still linger, a bit of earthiness. A bit of an alcoholic edge, but nothing harsh. Maybe time has helped to smooth this one out.

Nice full, super smooth mouthfeel with just a touch of crispness from the carbonation.

This is a really nice beer. Super easy to drink even at its abv level. Good flavor profile and aroma. Nice body and smooth alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2007 03:57:43 | More by blitz134
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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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