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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

(view ratings)
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)
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Reviews by mikeys01:
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mikeys01

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4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to reddiamond for recommending this one, wish I'd bought more! My bomber of 2003 Boardhead poured into my glass a deep roasted peach color, with a very slight chill haze evident. There is a delicate but slightly viscous head capping this barleywine, settling down into a wispy foam remainder. Aroma brings a mouthwatering vintage barleywine funkiness, impressive for a 2003 ale. Funky musty rotting fruit, rising bread yeastiness, and a hint of spice and alcoholic zip. Taste does have a definite alcohol presence, serving as the base in this barleywine stew of flavors that's mature beyond it's years. A complex mix of malts dances (or perhaps stumbles gracefully) along with figs, dates, smashed brown apples, and brandied apricot. Slight hop bitterness builds on the back of the tongue toward the finish. Very smooth, well rounded barleywine, an excellent example of vintage flavor remarkably achieved in a relatively young beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2005 05:41:02 | More by mikeys01
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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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