Olde School Barleywine - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The beer comes in an amber red.
The aroma is big amounts of brown sugar and caramel sweetness.
The flavor follows with earth, pine, wood, lots of sugary sweetness with a woody and earthy finish.
For the alcohol, a well made American barleywine style brew.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2014 05:49:05 | More by dar482
4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This poured with a silky brown color and a right thick head of immense foam.
The nose was subtle but varied with a tad boozy scent. As it warmed the booze subsided and a chocolatey fudge and dried dark fruit became more apparent.
The flavor was so interesting as it changed many times as it warmed. I got a lot of dried fruit at the front but it became more chocolatey as it went. Caramel and toffee began to mix with raisin and prune. Fig than became prevalent near the end as the wine properties came across.
This has a nice thickness, very smooth, but it does thin as it warms.
I really enjoyed this as it became something different at every sip plus its 15pct ABV and made me feel good.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 23:20:13 | More by KYGunner
1.95/5 rDev -50.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Old School ale has a good appearance in a glass and a nice white head. With the smell there's alot going on with the figs and dates. The taste is just too much, and by that I mean it's way bitter. Definitely only 1 a night beer. The abv is 15% wich is overboard and you can definitely taste that. I am curious what this beer would taste like aged for a couple years and I think that's all it's got going for it. Not a total disappointment, just another one for the craft collection.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 14:53:16 | More by Conserving_water_Aaron
Olde School Barleywine from Dogfish Head Brewery
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