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

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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

365 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 30
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

Bomber from Party Source Syracuse NY for $7 - 2011 vintage

Appearance - Brown colour with a good size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, anise, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some vanilla, anise, booze, and dark fruits.

Overall - A little less sweet than I'm used to for a barleywine, but still a nice full flavour. The hos still have some bite but the beer still seems pretty smooth; guessing the age has mellowed this one. An okay beer but not even close the the heads of the class.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2011 vintage.
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.

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Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.