Ol' Leghorn
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
240
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 15, 2019
Added:
Jun 01, 2014
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  59
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Collaboration with 3 Floyds Brewing Company
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014 vintage; drank 8/25/14 @ Fischman's.

Clear orange color.

White head; nice lace.

Raspberry, pineapple & caramel nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Raspberry, pineapple, honey & caramel flavors; oak & booze notes emerge as this warms.

A bit messy but flavorful & interesting.
Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Aug 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Shaymus from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by egrace84 from Illinois

Jul 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by Duff27 from Illinois

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Gaddabble from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer is extremely enjoyable, but it is a misrepresentation of the style. It smells/drinks like a DIPA with slight barleywine features (sweet maltiness, subtle vanilla and oak) rather than a hoppy barleywine, and that is after being (unintentionally) aged for a year and a half. One would think that the aging would enhance the barleywine features and down play the hoppy/cirtrusy DIPA-like features, but that does not appear to be the case. Honestly, it tastes like a classic 3Floyds sweet/malty/cirtrusy DIPA.

Again, tasty, but a liar! :)
Mar 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by JVan from Illinois

Feb 17, 2016
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Rated by MurphDog14 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014; Good bourbon beer but light.
Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by thumperskibum from Indiana

Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Dec 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2015
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Reviewed by creepinjeeper from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look - Honey amber. Head fades into some nice lacing on top.
Smell - Toffee, caramel, vanilla and some nutmeg.
Taste - My bottle was over a year old. I still got a little hops. Mostly more toffee. and caramel. Little bit of a hint of booziness in the finish.
Feel - Creamy butterscotch feel to it.
Overall - A solid collaboration between the two breweries. Surprisingly quite enjoyable with some time on it.. Doesn't hold up as well as a Bigfoot, but nicely done!
Oct 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by Poloplaya from Illinois

Sep 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

Aug 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by mbmiche from Illinois

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by KnowYourCraft from California

Apr 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Mar 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.86 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Mar 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Beer4B from Florida

Feb 16, 2015
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Rated by Boston_Steve from Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A poor attempt at a barleywine
Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by DerekMorgan from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Jan 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by mychalg9 from Illinois

Jan 19, 2015
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Reviewed by dutesanch from California

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottled on 5-30-14, the hop flavoring I tasted the first time I had this beer has faded but still very delicious. Starts off sweet with a ton of citrus. Sweetness seems to mimic overly ripe orange, peach, grapefruit. Bright white head with sticky lacing over a dark orange slightly brownish color. Excellent collab by two of the finest breweries in the land.
Jan 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by JRod1969 from New York

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by Sanderson from Washington

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.56 by NWatters from Illinois

Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Tanktizzo from Illinois

Jan 02, 2015
Ol' Leghorn from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 266 ratings