Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
12oz (2011) into a tulip. Pours a murky amber w/ a thin khaki head.
Aroma is fruity and herbal with tons of sugary caramel malt and floral hops. Toffee, vanilla, spice, dried apricots, and booze.
Taste is sugary sweet, warming. Caramel, dried fruit, toffee, floral hops. The warmth of the alcohol is there, but not so much the flavor. What alcohol presence there is complements the bold flavors.
Mouthfeel is sticky and chewy, but carbonation keeps it drinkable.
Overall a really nice sipper of a barleywine.
08-20-2014 04:47:36 | More by draheim
4.11/5 rDev +3.8%
2011 poured into an oversized wine glass.
A- the pour produces a thin khaki-colored head that quickly dissipates. The body looks like butterscotch and/or caramel and also seems to have the thickness of these.
S- Oaken, raisiny, port-like, brown sugar. These flavors all waft in and out along with a boozy aroma.
T- Huge caramelized sugar flavor with the continued port and raisin. It tastes like a dessert digestif. The alcohol has completely disappeared from the taste.
M- Smooth, silky, and without a trace of carbonation. It's sweet but not cloying and has a bit of dryness at the finish.
Again, this is a dessert beer. But a tasty one.
08-13-2014 14:58:25 | More by ONovoMexicano
Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
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