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Review Detail

Great Divide Old Ruffian
American Barleywine
TheCellarMonk
TheCellarMonk
84
Great Divide warmer
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Aroma 
 
8.0
Look (Appearance) 
 
9.0
Taste 
 
8.0
Mouthfeel 
 
7.5
Second Look (Overall Impression) 
 
8.0

Beer Review information

Served From:
Bottle
Where drank?
Home
Occasion
Saturday evening

Tasting Comments

Aroma:
Sweet toasted malt nose hints at caramel or toffee
Look (Appearance):
Lush, off white head, dark amber body
Taste:
Tastes of burnt toffee, then a hint of citrus and pine from the hops.
Mouthfeel:
Full bodied, malty with a hint of alcohol warmth.
Second Look (Overall Impression):
A beer like this big will always have a noticeable amount of alcohol, but this one the alcohol is well hidden. It is full bodied with a bittersweet finish. The alcohol warming that is present is pleasant and smooth. Overall, this is a good balance between the malt and the hops with the malt being a little more forward, yet the hops are ever present and not to be forgotten. This would be a great "weekend in snowy mountains in a comfy cabin" sipping beer.
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