XS Old Crustacean | Rogue Ales

BA SCORE
90
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1,276 Ratings
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:
1,276
Reviews:
708
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
115
Gots:
157
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Osulou92
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Atatum
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.25

2012 release. Finally pulled the trigger on this and wish I hadn't. Ceramic bottle poured into a snifter.

I must have a bad bottle as there is no sign of carbonation. A few soapy bubbles floating on top with no lacing or sign of what would be considered even a small head.

Very flat and watery. Flavored of caramel malts and spicy tea like hops. Interesting flavor that shows potential but the mouthfeel and lack of any carbonation is killing this for me. Boy this is going to be tough to finish.

Will never invest in a bottle again, may try on draft but even then won't go out of my way to find it. Disappointing.

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Photo of KJ2013
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pagriley
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Namako
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well balanced, hiding the ABV well!!

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Photo of Ricketyturtle
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the very best!

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

Barley wine bottle share on 1/31, 2008 bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with amber highlights and just a faint skin of light off-white head. Hot and hoppy in the flavor. Aroma is great, full of brown sugar and molasses. Complex alcohols change as it warms. Nice hoppy finish, lingers.

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Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gouettn
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nick4444
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was the 2012 release, enjoyed on April 11, 2015.

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Photo of Westyn
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Two40addict
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of gobuccos
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheChristmas
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This, for me, is the American barley wine style ale standard by which all others shall be judged.

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Photo of Mike
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

XS Old Crustacean from Rogue Ales
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,276 ratings.
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