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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

364 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 283
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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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-02-2013 03:26:30 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-02-2013 03:25:15 | More by nickfl
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-27-2013 16:59:02 | More by WOLFGANG
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-24-2013 19:30:09 | More by harpus
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Runner up in a four way blind barley wine taste.

Pours a light tan.

Smell is a bit mild, more malty and a bit of fruit. Not very carbonated.

Spicy character. Mellow and almost sour hoppy.

Pretty good beer, especially for the price. Worth getting a few to age and for 3.99 a bottle, not a bad go to option.

07-15-2013 04:23:42 | More by Smurf2055
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-23-2013 20:12:50 | More by jaxon53
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-11-2013 06:18:56 | More by drewone
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astroflounder

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-03-2013 01:10:04 | More by astroflounder
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-04-2013 20:33:35 | More by Kelp
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-20-2013 01:20:18 | More by DrunkinYogi
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 21:50:45 | More by spycow
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shand

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

Old Boardhead is a big, sweet, and slightly hoppy barleywine available for dirt cheap. If those words resonate with you, jump on this beer. It won't blow you away, but it's inexpensive, boozy, and tasty. Sometimes, that just hits the mark. It's almost the malt liquor of the craft beer world.

03-09-2013 02:24:03 | More by shand
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weerezboy

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-06-2013 17:27:49 | More by weerezboy
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-02-2013 21:45:15 | More by imperialking
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-24-2013 21:04:43 | More by RblWthACoz
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-22-2013 00:43:48 | More by fivetime
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TheKitten

Montana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2013 05:37:31 | More by TheKitten
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-12-2013 15:47:35 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-05-2013 05:20:44 | More by Kopfschuss
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deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-25-2012 02:58:48 | More by deebo
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

Pour a 2012 reserve bought it for $3.99 for a 1 pt. 6 fl. Oz 9% ABV bottle
A: golden brown, cant see throw the glass and its cloudy and looks like clean mud

S: Has a malty butterscotch aroma mixed in with a floral scents.

T: it is really malty and is a bit too bitter for me. at 9 % the flavor really hides the alch

M: mouth feel heavy

O: for the price its worth it.

12-24-2012 23:22:00 | More by King_KongDCO93
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-23-2012 05:29:04 | More by HoistinBrews
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Holy_Hop_Head

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2012 05:53:28 | More by Holy_Hop_Head
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

02-09-11- 22 oz bottle, 2008, served in a snifter glass. Pours a hazy, red-orange color with a decent, frothy off-white head, lacing throughout. Aroma is sweet, toasted malt, vinous, pine hops, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, resinous, wood, spicy, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, syrupy, almost cloyingly sweet, but balanced with a large amount of bitterness. Overall a decent beer.

Edit: Review of same beer on 21 Nov 12. Similar aroma, much more of a dark fruit/raisin aroma and a bit oxidized, no hops at all in the smell. Flavor isn't as sweet, still wood and spicy, much less of an alcohol bite, Mouthfeel not syrupy or sweet as before. This one aged into a solid barleywine.

11-22-2012 03:55:02 | More by mtstatebeer
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-10-2012 06:28:52 | More by MarkyMOD
Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.