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Blue Point Old Howling Bastard - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

258 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002)
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

I found this beer to be overly sour and musty. Like old fruit and old socks sour and musty. Complex, but most of the flavors were not good. Color and head were good, but the smell matched the taste.

08-23-2014 05:08:44 | More by John_Beeryman
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

08-23-2014 01:05:05 | More by cfadams17
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-13-2014 23:43:55 | More by ChrisKayler
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

appearance: somewhere between amber and mahogany. A bit hazy. A thick compact impressive head on the pour. Still coats the top after a while. This is a looker.
smell: That nice butterscotch/caramel a Barley can sometimes have. Not a lot of depth but very nice. Has more of an English nose.
taste: There's the American Barley. Plenty of hop bite in the taste on top of the malty caramel.
overall: Decent enough.

08-13-2014 23:15:07 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-13-2014 09:48:18 | More by zestar
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2014 05:49:40 | More by bobv
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2014 02:57:41 | More by wrightst
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-07-2014 15:04:29 | More by randylangford
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2014 22:32:53 | More by Latarnik
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-22-2014 18:46:27 | More by Coreynezy4
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-18-2014 02:16:12 | More by bleedsblu
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Mike099

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-17-2014 22:39:40 | More by Mike099
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jucifer1818

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-07-2014 06:05:04 | More by jucifer1818
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jamaga69

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-31-2014 22:24:17 | More by jamaga69
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-23-2014 22:39:04 | More by blivingston1985
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-16-2014 18:25:37 | More by Dave_Treat
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Loco_Joe

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-15-2014 23:32:34 | More by Loco_Joe
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-03-2014 02:12:17 | More by VTBrewHound
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-28-2014 05:19:16 | More by DerrickW
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2014 18:13:44 | More by Giggy
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BarleyBeatsGrapes

Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +13%

First off, I like barley wines. I've had a few different brands and I overall like the style. Old Howling Bastard ("OHB") is an excellent representative of the style. I agree with other posters here that there are better barley wines out there but this is a great brand to use as the "standard" representative of the style. There will likely be better brands and there will likely be worst brands depending on your taste but the OHB is a great, balanced, everyday barley wine suitable for most palettes. An extremely enjoyable beer!

02-02-2014 23:17:37 | More by BarleyBeatsGrapes
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%

P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- 3 finger luscious head that peaks out above the wine glass I poured it into. that's right, the bottle suggests a wine glass. a light brown with copper tones that is somewhere between opaque and clear.

S- sweet caramel malts dominate the nose at first. it actually smells like a caramel chew candy. alcohol is the other smell I gather.

F- sweet and sour caramel malts with alcohol. brown sugar and raisins/dates comes out on the back end. I also gather some sort of citrus hop as well.

M- booze booze and booze. Warm and strong alcohol feeling as it goes down the throat. In the mouth it feels slightly overcarbonated but the flavors compensate well for that.

O- A good barleywine. it has been awhile since I have had a barleywine and this one I would have again. The caramel really sells me on this beer.

02-01-2014 22:02:01 | More by Dodo2step
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samibr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-22-2014 21:02:16 | More by samibr
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Lucoli

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-18-2014 14:34:58 | More by Lucoli
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2014 01:59:33 | More by Sludgeman
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Blue Point Old Howling Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.