Omega Point | Olde Hickory Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Omega Point is a bourbon barrel aged barleywine. It was blended from multiple vintages of barleywines aging in a variety of bourbon barrels. Some of the vintages have been resting in barrels as long as seven years. The result is a thick and rich treat that we are proud to share with you as our 20th anniversary celebration.

Added by wedge on 03-03-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
62
Ratings:
421
pDev:
7.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
124
Trade:
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtyhalos
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevBot89
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopSavant
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color with a modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet; leggy, with spots of lacing on the way down

Smell: Caramel, black cherry, date, fig, maple syrup, Oloroso sherry and Bourbon; hints of walnut, chocolate and vanilla

Taste: Caramel, black cherry, date, fig and maple syrup, up front, Tawny Port, Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon tones developing in the mid-palate; still boozy, after the swallow, with hints of walnut and vanilla; the aftertaste is a blend of the fortified wine, the Bourbon and the fruit

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: I have traded away quite a few bottles of this over the year and while I have tried it, on occasion, at tastings, I waited a few years before opening my last bottle; I am surprised that it remains a little hot and angular and would have hoped that it had come together more by this time; Olde Hickory has a way with barleywines and this shows off their talents

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Photo of moose1980
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma dominated by chocolate, tobacco, leather, port, sherry, and bourbon, with a little bit of a smoky, amaretto twist to it that adds some additional complexity. Taste is so smooth; bourbon forward and subdued sweetness, giving it a dark chocolate and port-like characteristic. What a beauty.

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Photo of zeff80
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed April 2017 - Poured a dark, brown color with a small, tan head head. Smelled of brown sugar, dark chocolate, raisins. Taste was so complex. Everything from the aroma plus oak, vanilla and dark fruits.

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Photo of grover37
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a speiglau BA glass.

Look is a dark dark cola with red highlights and absolutely no head.

Aroma is the most chocolaty vanilla beer I've ever smelled. Lots of deep deep bourbon in the nose.

Taste is more of that rich barrel and less of the chocolate. A perfect blend of intense barleywine and bourbon barrels.

Can't believe how good this is.

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Photo of joemochas
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erjaq
4.81/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely loved this beer !

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into snifter. 1/21/15

Pour is a sludgy red/brown with barely even a whisper of bubbles that are gone immediately.
Nose is of candied dates and caramel. The taste like the nose, but with the addition of a sweet chocolate. Superbly smooth and viscous as it washes over the the tongue. Really a remarkable beer. Way more than I was expecting from this.

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Photo of KBS
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 1/21/15

A- pours a deep brown color with a small fizz khaki head that disappears almost immediately, leaving nothing behind

S- immensely complex nose opens up with aromas of molasses, brown sugar, dates, figs, maple syrup, sherry, port, earthy wood, walnut, chocolate & leather. Seems to open up even more as it warms

T- Flavor up front bursts with sweet notes of black strap molasses, caramel, toffee, port, sherry & chocolate. Mid-palate brings smooth mellow whiskey notes, that add hints of vanilla and earthy wood. The finish gives more chocolate, along with a black cherry sweetness. The linger lasts long after swallowing and leaves traces of sweet prune and fig.

M- medium-thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns silky into the finish, abv hidden brilliantly

O- mellow, complex and absolutely delicious. I wonderful blend that continues to bring out new flavors and aromas as it warms, one of the best English Barleywines out there.

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Omega Point from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 421 ratings