Rude Boy
Burley Oak Brewing Co.

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From:
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #156
ABV:
8%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,161
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.36%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
116
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 14, 2022
Added:
Jan 08, 2012
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  17
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Sessionable Barleywine

This seven malt red ale is filled with complexity; expect hints of nuts, burnt sugar, raisin and a slight touch of smoke.
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Rated: 4.27 by jdg204 from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2022
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very malty aroma and taste. Notes of toffee, raisins, and smoke flavor. Smooth and a bit creamy. Dry finish.
Feb 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.97 by eluvah from New York

Sep 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by paresis from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Budlum from Maryland

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I CAN cry - I had this in abeyance for a while & when I was rearranging other beers for a turn, this one fell on the deck & CANpromised itself! Awww. Well, it just got moved up to the top of the queue as a result.

From the CAN: "

I Crack!ed the CAN open & gave a moment of sad, silent reflection before CANmencing a slow, gentle Glug. I was so regretful for having shunted it aside, only to drop it ignominiously, forcing me to drink it well out of turn in the queue. I recently dispatched a call out of the queue out of turn & I was held acCANtable for it, so I know how this one feels. Nose was the dictionary definition of "leathery". My my. Its fumes wafted out of the goblet like a gentle wave, enticing me to partake of its essence. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with a light, CANstantly decreasing haze that bespoke a chill haze. I feel so badly about all of this! The taste was really leathery! I spent a LOT of time in the military around fresh, virgin leather, so I know how it smells. Oh, man. This probably had an amount of time left on it until I dropped it. 8=( I loved the way it rolled around on my tongue, soft & slick, like I imagine a dolphin or a penguin might act. The taste was so leathery that I wondered whether my fave dominatrix might not have snuck up behind me to get the raw leather belt in my mouth as a gag! She knows that I am only into light B&D/S&M as foreplay, so it backed off acCANdingly. Mmm. I was simply letting it languor around on my tongue as I allowed the opium smoke to swirl around my head as the mama-san took the pipe from me. This is S.F., no? Hong Kong? Never mind. I remain CANvinced that this had some more aging & life left to it, which I inCANvertently snuffed out prematurely. The finish was semi-dry, evincing its coming lack of sweetness. I could cry, given its potential. I f**ked up! 8=(
Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by wander4 from New Jersey

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Nov 04, 2016
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A thanks goes out to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, malts. Taste is dark fruits, caramel malts, brown sugar, hints of alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a very good beer.
Nov 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Barleywine? Or Imperial Red Ale?

Deep ruby, nearly brown like body, sort of an Indian like red color. Solid as a rock. With partly a touch of clarity up to the heads crown. Khaki to light tan head. Manage two fingers slowly, but with a half finger retention as it settles. Deep, dark, and aggressive, if strangely large.

Aroma is pretty wild. Deep dark liquored cherry fruit aromas. Slight hints of brown sugar, with a nice dusting black forest cake like slight aroma. Thick malt but without rushing caramel sweetness. A bit of toffee squeaks in. Senses large brew on the nose, but without the heat.

Palate gets more into richness, but with nice mouthfeel. Bold coating and filled with malt rich flavors. Soft bodied but with a big density more towards Imperial red, and small hop thickness of oils and soft cedar. Excellent fruit berry tones, more towards cherry and raspberry in the mid palate, almost like a clotted rich cream flavor. Aftertaste hits at a bit of herbal tea softness, and muted tangy caramel.

A sessionable barleywine indeed. Let's just call it Red Richness and just be done with it! Delicious too!
Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by VABA from Virginia

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by ThreeBeersWalkedIn from Maryland

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by ChittyChambers from Maryland

Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jeff_whitman from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

May 24, 2016
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A clear ruby red with a two finger off-white head.

S- Sweet, dark fruits, raisins, hints of cherries, molasses, some sweet bread, floral/earthy hops.

T- Dark fruits, dark bread, some caramel malts, brown sugar, some earthy/floral hops, touch of rye, nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- An easy drinking beer, definitely for 8% ABV. The idea of a session Barelywine is a fairly good description of this. Worth picking up!
May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by terpdog from Maryland

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had from 16oz can. So its labeled as a sessionable Barleywine on the can and that is a pretty good description. Not sure why its called an Amber/Red Ale on here at all. Perhaps even coming across as a Scotch Ale with the caramel and sweet notes. Not hoppy or bitter at all and not overly sweet. Drinking 16oz of it was no challenge at all and it went down well. A pleasant "sessionable" big beer.
May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.64 by FKane8832 from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Mar 21, 2016
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Reviewed by EricStanch from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer is intentionally hilarious. "sessionable" barley wine. Its a very malty beer. like drinking brown sugar. that said, I love it. Burley Oak rarely misses. It smells of sugared raisins. Available in tall boys which is ridiculous. again hilariously ridiculously good beer
Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.28 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Hypersomnia from New Jersey

Oct 19, 2015
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Reviewed by marcfromphilly from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a good fucking sour. All sours are not good beers in my opinion unless it's hot as fuck out. If so, then these beers are smoother than a tax evasion. Hopped well and tart, yet dry on the finish. Fuck yea.
Sep 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a crowler into a snifter. Dark copper/ruby hue with a modest tan head that retreated, leaving some nice tracks. Great aromas of cedar, cherry, plum, orange and dark bread. I tasted dark cherries, oranges and plums up front, followed by a strong malt presence with dark bread, cedar, nuttiness and caramel. Full bodied and a lightly sweet finish, not thick like in a barleywine. Moderate carbonation. The alcohol was hidden well. Very nice.
Sep 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by Huffs from New York

Sep 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by ptat from Delaware

Aug 29, 2015
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