Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz brown bomber with a brewed on date on the side of the label, this is a beer to cellar or drink now I could not wait.
Appearance: Deep reddish amber, hazed from the sediment but the lace is stunning. Almost looks like frothed milk on top.
Smell: Huge woody and veggie hop with a mind pungency of citrus and sweet pin sap. A sugary malty rummy sweetness hits the nose with a side of earthy yeast.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Smoothness is sublime, creamy slick mouth feel lift the heavy malt body down the throat. A whole lot of hops tear through the palate with a pungent bitterness, veggie flavour and citric rind overtones. Maltiness is there with some sweetness but seem to get pummeled by the hops a bit, they dont hurt the malt that much just more or less make it cry into a soft submission. Good amount of alcohol warmth. Touch of yeast, ripe fruit (pears) and a layered caramel buttery flavour are throughout.
Drinkability & Notes: A godly brew, beers like this make me weep. First of all I cant get it on a regular basis and may never have this beer again. Secondly I am so sad about the first I cant remember. This Barleywine rocks! Oh yeah, it went great with some bbq chicken pasta topped with fresh feta.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2003 19:52:12 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.16/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
22oz : tulip
Pours a murky, burnt-orange, brown color with a thin, foamy off white head.
Aroma and taste are sweet, syrupy toffee, caramel malts.
Medium body, faint, foamy carbonation.
A decent beer when aged, but it just doesn't have a whole lot going on at the 2-year mark in my opinion and I've come to the conclusion that I prefer it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 09:02:21 | More by vkv822
Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.