Old Cellar Dweller | Driftwood Brewery

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Old Cellar DwellerOld Cellar Dweller
BA SCORE
4.13/5
Exceptional
141 Ratings
Old Cellar DwellerOld Cellar Dweller
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This intense concentration of malt and hops is delicious when fresh but can be layed down for years. Enjoy with care!

Added by BDTyre on 12-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,077
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
141
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
43
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of rogerdandy
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the 2010 Vintage recently and found it to be marvelous. Cellaring the 2013 and 2014 for a good while.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4ster
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtomlins
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage, Poured Feb 2015 (2 years of age)
Big thanks to FondueVoodoo for the bottle!

Pours a light copper color with an orange hue, 1-2 fingers of creamy off-white head, persistent and leaving nice lacing. The nose is dominated by sweet toasted malt, a little toffee and a hint of sweet citrus. On the palate, the grains dominate again, sweet and toasty with a enough hop additions to balance it all out. The body is big and creamy smooth with just the right amount of carbonation to keep it lively. Based on other reviews, I think this beer needs a year or two of age because it is drinking extremely well now!

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Photo of Sanderson
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnquisssssssy
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This 2013 is weird; poured from the bottle weirdly heady. Not as strong hop as before; but as soapy head and either unremarkable or ok. Much better than overly hoppy earlier but compare to 2014 it pales

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Photo of jellikit
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good barley wine. Sweet. Hoppy. Boozey. Balanced though. Will buy again.

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Photo of EastVanBeerNerd
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2011 Vintage

From a bottle, pours a very cloudy light reddish brown. Foamy off white head sits and lasts a while.

The nose is citrus forward, good malt character. A little toffee and sweet caramel. This smells a bit boozy, but lots of hop character. At 3 years old, this smells really hot.

The flavor is citrus an floral hops, caramel, a little fruit, pretty hoppy still. There is a lot of alcohol... Lots of booze. Good finish, a bit sweet. Sugary aftertaste. Thi is pretty good. Had to double check that it was a 2011 since there is still a lot of hops an the alcohol hasn't toned down.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Larz_73
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Beersnake1
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage poured from fridge temp into tulip. Pours a transparent golden yellow. Almost no carbonation. Nose is hoppy, orange peel, and caramel. Taste is caramel, earthy, hops. Mouthfeel is really nice - warming yet bold. Overall a great beer from Driftwood.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Old Cellar Dweller from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 141 ratings