Fogcutter Barleywine (Oak Aged)
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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3.87 | pDev: 7.24%
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of xnicknj
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at tapestry in philly

Pours a caramel brown color with some slightly brighter orange hues. Thin beige head dissolves quickly, leaving some wispy film and very little lacing.

Pretty rich in the nose with caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar. Some vanilla with bourbon warmth and oak. A little sweet with a touch of bread.

Sticky and sweet up front with caramel and toffee notes. Bready and nutty with a building oaky booziness. Earthy wood and oak with a decent barrel character. Vanilla sweetness with a dash of molasses and syrup. Finishes sweet and warm with lingering bourbon.

Fuller body, slightly milder carbonation, sticky and chewy on the palate. Nice barrel flavor on this brew without going overboard, although it's not one of the best.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at Ale+Witch.

A - Pours a deep mahogany-amber hue, visibly viscous, and is capped with a wispy ecru head. Spotty lace ensues.

S - The nose is quite nice; notes of rich toffee-ish malt are lightly accented with suggestions of orange blossom-y hop, buttery oak and vanilla bean.

T - Just as with the nose, this reveals itself to be a deliciously malty American Barleywine, with just a modicum of tangerine and lemon verbena noted from the hop. The wood adds a significant, albeit mellow, buttery rich character. Vanilla, spice and maple are further suggested as it airs out, gaining in intesity and sharpness of nuance.

M - Feels good man.

O - I am quite impressed by this Lost Coast offering; yet another example of a beer wherein the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the stuffed sandwich

A: poured a burnt caramel brown with a thin head and agood sticky lacing on the glass.

S: molasses, brown sugar and maple aromas with oaky hints and belgian yeast and sweet malts.

T: the flavors actually mirror the nose but the taste is much sweeter and the oak really bring out the overall flavor. Nice maple and molasses accents.

M: medium to full body. With a low amount of carbonation and a sweet silky boozy finish.

D: it is actually a very drinkalbe and decent barleywine from lost coast. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of charlzm
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed April 27th, 2010 at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, California. Called "Oak Aged Old Fogcutter" on the menu, ABV listed at 9.5%.

Beer is a deep cherry-amber, almost cough-syrup color. No head.

Aroma is sweet with a hint of wood.

Resiny flavor with a kick of bitterness at the finish. Molasses. Flavor actually became more sweetly cloying as beer warmed. Detectable wood note. Not as complex as I had hoped.

Mouthfeel is thick and still though not syrupy as feared.

Overall, pretty unremarkable. Drink it cold.

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Photo of vacax
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours a deep dark copper with a centimeter of tan head that displayed good retention and lacing as I sipped it. The aroma is vinous with malt, maple, and brown sugar. It smells quite a lot like a Belgian quadrupel without as much fruit esters. The taste echoes the same malts as the nose with grape and maple and the finish is spicy with light phenols and cookielike malt. Full bodied with a medium, well rounded bubbliness in the mouth. Overall this is full flavored yet drinkable and fairly approachable. An oaked barleywine sounds hard to pair with food, but this went nicely with my sandwich of smoked ham, smoked onions, brie, and arrugala.

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Fogcutter Barleywine (Oak Aged) from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 9 ratings