2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cdkrenz on 04-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ANother gem I was pleased to share with my fellow BA joemcgrath27.

A - Pours a nice dark ruby red, finger of off-white head with solid retention and lacing.

S - Some sweet citrus hops, dark caramel, cracked pepper and spices.

T - Hops hit you off the top, but a quickly followed by a solid dose of caramel. Some cloves and bananas also come through alongside a tart alcohol presence. A tasty take on the style indeed.

M - Medium bodied with smooth carbonation levels and a bitter dryness on the finish.

O - Overall a very solid example of the style and highly recommended to any fan of barley wines. I wish I had procured a few more bottles of this stuff. Full Sail has returned to my good books after this one. Delicious.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is a hazy orange amber leaving a healthy head and spotty lace. Smell of dark rich caramel, heavy malt with mild hops coming through. Taste of rich citric grapefruit and a heavy malt backbone with a salinic background with the hops coming through in the end. Mouthfeel is a bit light and carbonation a bit high for the style. A heavier bitter bite in the end and not having the mellow sip (considering) as found in other barleywines.

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Photo of mellowmark
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bottle to a Leffe Chalice. 2010 reserve. $3.49 a bottle.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange almost brown with a 1-finger creamy tan head. Moderate retention, lacing is moderate. Murky as hell. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Dark fruits mostly with a hint of earthy hops. Reminds me a little of sweet and mild cigarillos. Grapefruit citrus. Butterscotch.

Taste: Very sweet up front. The fruit is not as present as the nose would indicate. Mostly I get a bitter hop profile after the initial sweetness dies down. The hops are dominating in the aftertaste, not much else can be detected besides a faint caramel malt. Alcohol is noticeable but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a medium/high carbonation. Not very smooth due to the higher carbonation.

Drinkability: High

It's good. I probably won't seek it out again but I'm glad I gave it a try. Wasn't very hard considering the great price.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Transparent copper body with a moderate amount of rising carbonation. The head starts out about half in tall and fades to an eightj of an inch but then main tains itself well in a cloak of light tan.

S - Mild hoppy aroma consisting of the grapefruit family.

T - The flavor is nice with a citrus hoppiness and a mild sweet candy taste. Mainly hops though. The flavors are mild enough for a barleywine that it doesn't cause for an overwhelming hop flavor.

M - The body is thicker than medium but lighter than heavy. This brew goes down well.

~ This is a tasty beverage and one that I'm glad to have a bottle cellared for a later date. We'll see how it ages considering the beer is good as of today. Thanks to my Oregon connection, theskinny. Cheers.

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2010 Reserve Old Boardhead Barley Wine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.79 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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