XS Old Crustacean | Rogue Ales

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XS Old CrustaceanXS Old Crustacean
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly "Old Crustacean"

8 Ingredients:
Hugh Baird Carastan and Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Chinook and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution & Freedom Hops, Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

25º PLATO
110 IBU
83 AA
57º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,277
Reviews:
708
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
157
For Trade:
7
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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2010 vintage. Aroma is boozy, with notes of rum soaked dates, prunes, and figs dominating. Seems fairly sweet.

Flavor is fairly oxidized, big sherry notes and a hint of cardboard, with a very bitter finish that lingers. Too bitter for my liking. Pretty harsh.

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Photo of Nunya
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass. 2013 vintage.

Pours a deep, clear mahogany with a thin cap of beige head that leaves cartoon ocean wave lace as it recedes.

Smells of dark toffee, fresh pipe tobacco, candied citrus peel, dark orchard fruit, bourbon mixed with cola and leafy green hops.

Tastes of more dark toffee/caramel malt, bourbon soaked sugared raisins, preserved mandarin oranges, and after all that sweetness, a massive wave of leafy, piney, resiny hop bitterness.

Feels big and fat. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes long and dry with no detectable alcohol besides a warming sensation.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended, but careful about that bottle variation.

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Photo of PGVG
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssmilkstout
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.21/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRizz62
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farral
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheRamie
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelfonatree
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Flip top bottle from 2013 enjoyed October 12, 2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter.

Look - Very slow to develop head. It chug a lugged out of the bottle with an aggressive pour to yield a finger of light tan, fine bubbled head. Body is very murky clay. Lacing is nice. Head ends up being a ring.

Smell - Toffee. Plum. Raisin. Whiskey. Tobacco. Brown sugar. Hop.

Taste - Bitterness from the sediment overpowers it. Tobacco. Whiskey. Toffee. Floral. Fruit.

Feel - Perfect. No part of this is hard to drink. It sits well in the stomach. It is well carbonated but not overpowering. Creamy and not too heavy or watery.

Overall - 2013. Great. Filter it a bit to lessen the bitterness. Feel is top notch.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 version. 10.75% abv.

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Photo of Ellis1701
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like Stone Old Guardian, Old Crustacean is not sickly sweet, so it's a very drinkable barleywine for me. Not one of my favorite styles of beer, so finding one that I like is not easy.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,277 ratings.
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