Old Godfather - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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3.96/5 rDev +3.9%
A - deep translucent woody amber with a good bit of lacing.
S - sweet caramel malt and somewhat some hop resin.
T - smokey sweet! Roasted caramel malt flavor and hop bitter finish. More bitter than I've had recently with Barleywines and I like that.
M - medium to full. Very smooth. Limited carbonation. Sweetness sticks around on the roof of my mouth for a couple seconds and moves into the bitterness.
O - very drinkable American Barleywine. Balanced. Check it out!
05-18-2014 22:26:27 | More by samtrillo
2.88/5 rDev -24.4%
Appearance: a deep brownish, orangish red. 2 fingers a tan head that leave a strong lacing behind. Strong haze but still able to see through it.
Smell: chocolate? Herbal hops, some dark fruits and other dark crystal character. Good bitter to sweet balance in the smell
Taste: opens up with herbal hops. Transitions to an astringent alcohol mixing with some dark crystal malts. Slight dark fruits and sweetness. Also some chocolate
Mouthfeel: bitter hop and astringent alcohol. Very hard to drink.
Overall: the malt bill in this beer leaves me scratching my head. Why chocolate? And the alcohol astringency is not made up for with any of the tastes
05-05-2014 19:11:53 | More by SportsandJorts
3.4/5 rDev -10.8%
A: dark red. Mostly transparent. Cream colored head that burns away quickly.
S: oaky, slight malty ness.
T: woody malt. Quick finish.
M: decent feel. Sits on the tongue nicely.
O: eh, not terrible. A good beer without knowing its a barleywine. But it is not a great example of it. I'd drink it standardly if it wasn't as expensive. But it isn't something to write home about.
05-01-2014 02:42:28 | More by Mightykingmalard
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
A: mahogany-amber and clear ale; will produce as big a head of tan fluff as you want; lines of lace left behind
S: deep resinous pine and malty caramel; dark and earthy, slightly herbal
T: hearty malt and bittered caramel sweetness up front, accompanied by hoppy notes of resin and pine; sweetness up front mellows as the malt grains come forward; hops assert themselves slowly and provide a nice bittering finish.
M: medium-to-full bodied, slick up front but chewy throughout; subtle coating effect like a bittersweet pine varnish on the tongue; didn't notice any alcohol or heat in this at all, despite my bottle's 9.5 abv.
O: nothing flashy, but a well-crafted "America-style" barleywine - runs on the sweeter side of the spectrum, but the subtle bittering, especially as it warms, will mute the sugars and deliver an enjoyable ale. Drank mine in a pint.
Give it a shot.
04-25-2014 01:03:29 | More by Greywulfken
Old Godfather from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.