Olde English | Engine House No. 9

2 Ratings

Brewed by:
Engine House No. 9
Washington, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration beer brewed by Powerhouse Restaurant & Brewery in Puyallup, WA, Engine House No. 9 in Tacoma, WA, and local homebrewers Mark Emiley and Trevor Nichol. The recipe was a fairly straight forward English barleywine using 7 malts, East Kent Golding hops and an English yeast strain. After primary fermentation in conicals 2/3 of the beer went to the conditioning tank at cellar temperature and 1/3 of the batch was aged 9 months in French Oak previously used for Cab Sauv. The barrel aged portion developed some acidity and light funk as well as ageing much faster than the cellared portion. When these were blended back together the result was an Old Ale with supporting hop bitterness and a tartness that lingers on the finish.

Added by barleywinefiend on 10-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a cloudy deep caramel color with low to moderate carbonation which fits the style. A nice dirty white cap presents itself which fades leaving a thing ring which clings to th edge of the glass leaving a very light lacing as I drink and the beer resedes

S: The initial nose is big Earthy, woody notes covered by a sweet brown sugar, toffee and caramel presence. A light funk presents itself which I love.

T: There is a noticable light funk and old wood, Earthiness present that hits you hard right upfront. The toffee, caramel stickiness really comes into play and becomes very prominent which lingers from start to finish. Their is a nice red wine, purple grape vinuous like taste and texture underlying that makes it silky smooth, easy to drink and very decadent. The booze is pretty well hidden in this beer making it very dangerous only appearing a littl bit on the finish

M: Medium to big bodied, sweet and sticky but not cloying or overly done. Not much of an aftertaste but loads of flavor wallop the palate and hang around reminding me of just how damn delicous and well crafted this beer truly is.

O: Probably the best damn English bwine I have ever had. JW Lees is the mark for me, for a American version North Coast Old Stock is the measuring stick as far as versatility of this style. I have had alot of damn Bwines and lots of vintage JW Lees, Old Stocks and Tom Hardys and I will dare say the holds its own and what I expect from the style!

 1,467 characters

Olde English from Engine House No. 9
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.