1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Olde Scoutter's Barleywine - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Olde Scoutter's Barleywine
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American version of the Classic British Winter Warmer, Olde Scoutter's Barleywine is a rich and hoppy beer brewed in honor of beloved brewery dog Scoutt. Malty, Hoppy, and warming, Olde Scoutter will have a place in your heart.

(Beer added by: bruachan on 03-30-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jlb502
jlb502

California

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-20-2011 05:00:17 | More by jlb502
Photo of CelticAleMan
CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-11-2014 22:32:43 | More by CelticAleMan
Photo of smithmd4
smithmd4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%

12-21-2011 23:18:31 | More by smithmd4
Photo of AgentMunky
AgentMunky

California

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a sampling glass at the brewery. 2010 edition.

A: Dark amber, clear and pleasant. Light head good lacing.

S: Superb. This is what a barley wine should taste like. Rich, bready malts with strong alcohol and hops offering accents.

T: Initially, almost overwhelmingly sweet. Rich Demerera sugar and overripe fruit fade into a bittersweet finish with strong American hops providing an insidious undercurrent of citric acid and heavy bitterness. The aftertaste is dry and pleasant.

M: Smooth and lightly spicy, but flattish.

O: A wonderful beer that I would drink again, highly recommend, and quite enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 01:49:25 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of mctizzz
mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-16-2014 04:45:56 | More by mctizzz
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-15-2014 03:39:50 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of hayesjw
hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-20-2013 00:29:54 | More by hayesjw
Photo of Mike099
Mike099

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-15-2014 14:08:49 | More by Mike099
Photo of barleywinefiend
barleywinefiend

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Torondao Bwine Festival 2008: It was a blend of 1999 and 2007 and man was it good. One of the crowd favs!

Poured a deep rich copper color. Had some piney hops on the nose and man you could smell the malts too. ..very nice..there was a lsight butterscotch taste. The ABV I thought was well above 11 but it was not overbearing. A few of these and I wouldhave been out. A good sipping barleywine but so sweet and potent only a few would one be able to handle...if you are a lightweight

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2008 17:00:09 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of bruachan
bruachan

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i liked the stuff...maybe they'll make a habit of it. once again, not sure what to apply for the availability. served in a wine glass

caramelly copper color (we'll revisit this caramel idea) with a great bone-colored head (hmmm...great bone head) and very good lacing

more piney hops with substantial bitterness, but believe it or not this beer is malty (no...BRBC make a malty beer?). toffee, caramel, huge diacetyl butterscotchy thing going on. butterscotch aroma and a super creamy mouthfeel

the butterscotch (butterscotchbutterscotch) is bigtime, but i like it. it's a tip-of-the-tongue experience

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2006 06:28:43 | More by bruachan
Photo of mikesgroove
mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ad a glass of this one on tap last night before the festivities. Served cooled and into a 10oz glass, this one was consumed on 06/09/2010.

Nice dark amber pour with a very small and quickly fleeting head of light white that seemed to stay as a ring around the sides of the glass for a good few minutes until all that was left was a top, bare of any lace.

Aroma is sweet right off the bat. Lots of caramel and honey, hints of deep and sweet malts dominate. Warming brings out touches of earthy hops, light pine aroma and a deep, bready character that carries with it a touch of booze. Follows through perfectly with the flavor. Sweet bready malt dominates here with light touches of hops that are just noticeable and give it a little bit of a cut to it. Hints of boozy notes and a smooth, earthy flavor make I coat the palate with a lovely sweetness that is hinting at biscuits and buttery malts. Nice finish with a dry, nearly candied sugar and syrup like feel that really starts to warm the belly and give you that nice round feeling.

Overall a very solid ale here. A little boozy and strong, but I think it works. Would be curious to get a bottle of this one and try it out in a year or so, seems like it would work quite nicely in that time.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 00:45:14 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of despond
despond

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-20-2011 03:18:24 | More by despond
Photo of mc4z
mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-11-2014 16:34:10 | More by mc4z
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-23-2014 01:42:41 | More by GRG1313
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-12-2014 00:04:14 | More by jaydoc
Photo of allstar255
allstar255

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-09-2014 08:51:34 | More by allstar255
Photo of Birdlegs
Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-15-2014 02:45:13 | More by Birdlegs
Photo of artoolemomo
artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-31-2013 06:03:22 | More by artoolemomo
Photo of Zbeetleman
Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-15-2013 06:15:10 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of nygannon
nygannon

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-01-2014 04:52:23 | More by nygannon
Photo of codynevels
codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-19-2012 11:48:13 | More by codynevels
Photo of jodan
jodan

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-16-2012 02:36:47 | More by jodan
Photo of ssgunbond
ssgunbond

Belgium

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-09-2014 09:02:26 | More by ssgunbond
Photo of fox227
fox227

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-17-2013 17:29:05 | More by fox227
Photo of ChrisMyhre
ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2014 17:25:26 | More by ChrisMyhre
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Olde Scoutter's Barleywine from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.