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Blue Point Old Howling Bastard - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 256
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-03-2013 12:25:29 | More by twenty5
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MikeyJ777

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-27-2013 04:59:07 | More by stortore
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Altoon88

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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mikeincharleston

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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RickS95

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +11.7%

22 ounce bomber

Good looking for the style. Muddy brown and thick, looks like nasty river water after a good storm. The head is a dingy white, a finger thick at its best, and leaves a thin lace.

One of the best smelling barley wines, its full of malt with a ryeness to it. Also, there's a hit of citrus which isn't something I expected, but made for a nice surprise. Very floral with a splash of vanilla.

Very pleasant taste for a barley wine, English toffee comes to mind. Again, there's a vanillaish taste. Lots of malt as you'd guess. A caramelly finish. Hops are definitely there, but don't overwhelm.

It's smooth and buttery, and exceptionally smooth for the type. There's a hint of sweetness early on that turns to citrus before the bitterness takes over. Along the way, a buttery feel works in conjunction with the citrus and bitterness for a pleasant drinking experience. Full bodied, the high alcohol is well hidden, though you'll still want to sip it.

Overall it's a good beer, much better than their oatmeal stout I had last night. It's easy to drink and goes down smoothly.

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New Jersey

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Blue Point Old Howling Bastard from Blue Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.