Old Conundrum | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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4.05/5
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60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.05%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nickd717 on 01-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,524
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2016-12-24
22oz bottle served in a large snifter. I don't see any dates. I only poured about half the bottle, so I shouldn't have gotten much sediment.

Pours murky brown with little head. Looks like a bourbon barrel barleywine, that's for sure. Not quite still - minuscule bubbles crawling through the murk. Smell is booze, maple or vanilla, wood.

Taste is alcohol, strong wood flavor, a little char, mild vanilla sweetness, and a strong bitterness I'm having trouble placing.

Mouthfeel is smooth, moderately thick, with just the right level of carbonation -- just enough to keep it from feeling flat. Overall, a pretty good example of a bourbon barrel barleywine.

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3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured into a snifter at room temperature.
A - Pours a dark brown color with 1.5 fingers of beige head. The lacing is long lasting.
S - Bourbon and the fore, malt in the middle and a little hops on the finish.
T - Carmel and wood followed by a lot of bite from the hops.
M - Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - A little too much bite for a good barley wine. Might be good with aging. Given the price, I'll pass on getting more.

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Old Conundrum from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 60 ratings