Old Knucklehead Barleywine | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

very good
222 Ratings
Old Knucklehead BarleywineOld Knucklehead Barleywine

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-16-1998

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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Lionhearted1987
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of lunarnorth
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

1 pt 6oz brown bottle. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Ruby red with a fine-looking, enduring head, tan, two fingers high. Good lacing.

Smell: Primarily fruit -- grape and fig. Vanilla. Oak.

Taste: Loads of malt, vanilla, more fruit, including cherry. Plenty of alcohol, as expected, but not at all unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: Smooth on the tongue, slight stickiness, warming from all that alcohol.

Overall: Wow, this is pretty much a perfect barleywine -- a treat to the eyes and nose that really delivers.

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Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of hansendc
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into snifter. 12/2013

A: pours a deer ruby red, with nice off white head (about a fingers worth) good retention, and lacing.

S: oaky, vanilla upfront, drank fruits, cherry, raisin, plums,

T: malty sweetness upfront, follow by dark fruits similar to the nose and a nice, dry oaky, vanilla finish. no traces of alochol.

M: good mouthfeel, appropriately carbonated.

O: delicious beer. the oak plays in nicely

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Photo of MikeDAdams
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of reaganrvltn
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of lsiberian
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The barley wine Old Knucklehead shows a thin brown head on the pour while the beers' body permits presents semi-transparent image through it. On the nose this Knucklehead offers a sweet roasted oak malt that stays throughout the end of the drink. This number 014 bottle tastes like a sweet roasted oak malt that fades into a pleasant bitter finish. In the mouth, this beer delivers a potent sting on the cheeks and tongue while still leaving enough for sensation to enjoy the beer beyond the early drinking phase. Overall this beer delivers an amazing well aged barley wine that represents the style and brewer well. I definitely recommend it to fans of the style or those looking to try the style.

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Photo of Metaltildeath
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of obrike
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of vmdominguez
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Nick4444
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of RHVC59
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Old Knucklehead Barleywine from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.98 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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