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Oaked Old Richland | The Bruery

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
135
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Buck_Jones
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/4/2014. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, apple, grapefruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, toasted oak, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, floral, grass, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, dark/bready malt, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, apple, grapefruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, toasted oak, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, floral, grass, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness and tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, apple, grapefruit, orange rind, pepper, pine, toasted oak, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, dark/bready malt, and oak flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, fairly slick/sticky, and lightly resinous/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a great American barleywine! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, dark/bready malt, and oak flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. This tastes very similar to Bigfoot in hop and malt flavors; with a big oak presence. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.22/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep gold topped by a dense three finger bone colored head that retains well and leaves good lacing
S: smells of muted piney hops and caramel sweetness
T: Taste is caramel, herbalness, faded piney hops and some oak. Swallow is a nice blast of faded pine oil and caramel sweetness with some lingering woody oak. Hints of toasted malts as well
M: Fairly slick and full in body with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: Pretty inoffensive and run of the mill. the oak adds a nice dimension to it but the base beer is lacking depth. Stone Old Guardian ages much more gracefully than this beer. Overall still and enjoyable drink that aged ok but is lacking complexity.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 01/01/16 notes.

Purposely held onto this in hopes the hops would die down as I don't like hoppy barleywine and it was much better than fresh. Lots of caramel malts, toasted malts, toffee, and light dark fruits.

A nice beer.

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Photo of Reedbrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle tasted a second time in 2017

Numbers recorded from 2017.

2014 bottle opened 2015

Numbers from 2015: 5, 3.75, 4, 3.75, 4

A - A absolutely beautiful looking barleywine. Deep maple, light mahogany body. Mixed bubbles through 2 fingers of bone-white head with nice retention and great lace.

S - Light and oaky. Pine, oak, dates, chestnut, and bread crust.

T - Strong oak flavor. Boozy raisins, warm oak, sharp booze, and stale honey. Bitter greens through the finish.

M - Smooth medium-light frame. Nice carbonation.

O - A really nice lighter, sharper take on an American Barleywine.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nmann08
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of masterofsparks
2.58/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Domvan
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2014 split with rudzud

Big creamy foamy fluffy head fades slowly with tons of lacing, clear but sediment laden maroon ruby colored.

Nose is not bad, big floral spicy hops, little orange peel, grassy as well, with big sweet candy malts, candy reddish malts little candy apple like, little booze, caramel toasted reddish malt.

Taste is sweet sticky candy, syrupy notes, big reddish toasted malt and toffee notes, but big oak tannin, some booze and fusel notes, weird bitter spices like baking spices, bitter piney earthy grassy hops. Finish is very bitter, orange peel, burnt baking spices like burnt cinnamon cardamom thing burnt in a pan, tannic oak, glogg raisin thing.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, but sticky, nice carb, some warming booze.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a darker brown hue with a fat four finger tan head that fades to leave thick lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of pine hops, light caramel, soft bourbon and barrel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with lots of pine hops and citrus, caramel sweetness, light bourbon barrel. Almost winter warmer spices on the finish. Really harsher alcohol on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, heavier, sticky.

O - Overall this beer was just alright. Looked and smelled nice, however, the taste was just a mess. Really disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of WynnO
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 poured into a 22oz snifter. The brew appears mahogany in color with ruby clarity when held to the light. A finger plus of khaki head rests atop and fades leaving stringy lace.

Smells raw with toasty oak, spicy hints almost cedar, fruity raison-like alcohol. Toasty, bready malt and herbal hops blend the nose out and give it depth.

Tastes raw with oak, spicy almost cedar and herbal resinous piney hops leave lingering bitterness that blends into raisony alcohol. Somewhat toasty bready malt plays a minor role in comparison to the hops, oak and alcohol.

This is mediun in body with modest carbonation. A pretty raw and aggressive sipper that I enjoyed more than I thought I would (i hate raw oak aging but this was tolerable.)

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Oaked Old Richland from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 135 ratings