Blue Point Old Howling Bastard - Blue Point Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Orange brown liquor color with a small head and light carbonation. Glows warmly
S - Orange, caramel malt, brown sugar, malt sweetness. Light lemon and alcohol as well
T - Caramel sweetness up front with brown sugar and dates. Orange hops and a lemon lemon from the hops, rock candy, and light alcohol near the back end as well as rowok the back end Really a great balance between sweetness of the caramel and dark fruit and the light bittering properties of the hops.
M - Medium body with decent carbonation and a thick syrupy body. Finish is light astringent
O - This was a rather impressive non-BA barleywine that has a great balance between sweet, malty flavors and the fresh hoppiness found in some barleywine. This is definitely one of the better hoppy barleywines that I've had.
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2013 03:25:31 | More by jeonseh
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a beautiful clean amber pour with 2 fingers of detergent looking off-white head, slow dissipation, nice creamy looking lacing left behind. smells very sweet, hints of caramel, raisins, barley, oak, vanilla, banana. a somewhat bitter flavor up front.. almost charred wood feel to it.. banana, strawberries, raisins, caramel, honey, barley. full/medium body, easy to drink with medium carbonation.
overall this is a pretty nice barleywine.. nothing out of the ordinary, but it's one of the better local ones i've had. definitely one of the better blue point beers as well.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2013 00:48:44 | More by facundoCNB
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in late 2012. Pours lightly hazy red-orange color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, biscuit, raisin, floral, pine, light nuttiness, and toasted/floral earthiness; with some light spicy alcohol. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, floral, pine, nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, pine, raisin, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruit flavors; with an excellent bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barelywine. All around great balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity notes; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 04:45:24 | More by superspak
Blue Point Old Howling Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.