Baggywrinkle Barleywine | Cisco Brewers Inc.

BA SCORE
81
good
139 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 12-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
17.38%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of oldedog
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ChadQuest
2.4/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Body is slightly light on color for the style and an amber hue. decent head.

Hmm, i just noticed my bottle says 9% alcohol and the info on BA says 12%. I WANT THAT 3%.

The aroma and flavor profile is fairly matched so ill list the overall nose/palate. Really mellow and melded but i have no idea the age, low alcohol heat even perhaps for 9%, melded Big C hops in the pine and resin type, light caramel but not really sweet more a dry caramel, honestly tastes more like a 1-2 year old american barleywine then an english barleywine.

Mouthfeel is dry for calling this an english BW.

BW Tick. I'd pass.

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Photo of Nickfellow007
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a murky dark brown in color with pale yellow highlights and a thin head that left slight wisps of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: brown sugar caramel, and dark fruit showed it self first in the aroma with booze, maple but hints of vinous character.

T: the booze was more intense on the palate alongside brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit notes, mild tobacco flavor and maple syrup accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slight fruity, mild musty, boozy, sticky finish.

O: I honestly thought it was a solid barleywine and was glad to try a beer from cisco.

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Photo of BostonHops
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dull golden orange tone while yielding short-lived finger or so of head. nose is malty/sweet with notes of fruit, toffee and/or brown sugar, and a touch of a hoppy presence. on the whole, fairly tame for what you typically expect from a beer like this.

flavor follows the nose with big malty/sweet dynamic interspersed with muted notes of fruit, toffee, and booze. medium-full bodied with average carbonation.

some enjoyable elements here but in the final analysis it's pretty much a run of the mill barleywine: not bad, not great.

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Photo of ferrari29
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mjtiernan
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of richbrew
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jongullotti
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Eriogonum
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of alamode
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of perrymarcus
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a cloudy dull golden / amber tone while yielding a 3/4" beige head. decent retention and lacing.

nose is a bit subdued; not a whole lot going on but i do get notes of sweet malt, some light fruity characters, and a hint of hops.

flavor likewise is decent if somewhat unexceptional. as expected for an english barleywine it's malt forward and a bit on the sweet side (nowhere near cloying) with the fruity notes pulling through and a some hops evident. very little alcohol presence (bottle lists 9% ABV, clearly they looked to dial that way back from prior batches). on the upper end of medium-bodied with average carbonation.

overall, a moderately enjoyable EBW but ultimately somewhat middling when stacked up against all the stiff competition out there. that said, it's not a bad beer by any means.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of OBIrish24
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date but the label is different than the one shown (not sure if it's older or newer).

Pours a golden color with a slight tinge of orange, small white head that fades quick enough, no lacing on the glass whatsoever.

Smell is huge in sweet malt aroma, no real hop character to speak of though, can pick up a light scent of alcohol heat.

Taste is definitely in the sweet malt arena yet not sickly sweet, almost has a candied sugar aspect, can definitely feel a bit of a burn going down the throat but not so much that it's a turn-off and works on a cold winter night, carbonation is spot on with a decent creaminess, still it's fairly straight forward considering how many directions Barleywine can go in.

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Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Probably the lightest pour from a barleywine I have come across as it poured a dull burnt orange infused copper with a tight formed lacey white head into my imperial nonic.Fruity esters mixed with piney/soapy hops wich from reading others reviews surprised me a little.The palate to me is more American barleywine than English with a bigger pine and citric hop profile up against a sweet fruit,caramel malt base.Yeah it gets a little sweet after awhile but I like the hops that show thru,not bad.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark toffee/almond/tea color, pretty unique appearance. Nice head too.

Smells hoppy in a dark fruit/grass kind of way. A nutty, tangy maltiness as well.

Taste follows the nose. Nuts, dark fruits, grassy hops.

Pretty average example of a hoppy barleywine. It's not a hop bomb but it's also not as sweet and candy-like as I want my barleywines to be.

6.1/10

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Baggywrinkle Barleywine from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.51 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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