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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.75%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Rogue Ales
2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.75%
Red oak color. Rich, sweet, complex aromas of toasted fruit cake, sweet and peppery spices, and praline with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long grilled and caramelized grapefruit and kumquat, peppered rapini, and chocolate cherries and nuts finish. A superbly balanced marriage of rich chewy malt and forget-me-not hop bitterness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold, bitter, hoppy, malty & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: toasted fruit cake, sweet and peppery spices, and praline
Taste Flavor: grilled and caramelized grapefruit and kumquat, peppered rapini, and chocolate cherries and nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Italian Beef, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly balanced marriage of rich chewy malt and forget-me-not hop bitterness.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

Their Portfolio

81 Rogue Ales Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale 6.8% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel Raspberry & Chocolate Ale 5.4% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Ale 5.3% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Morimoto Soba Ale 5% (USA)
85 Rogue Ales Morimoto Black Obi Soba 4.6% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale 6.1% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot 11.42% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Irish Lager 4.6% (USA)
94 Rogue Ales Double Chocolate Stout 9% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Brutal IPA 6.1% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale 6.8% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Beard Beer 4.8% (USA)
85 Rogue Ales American Amber Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Chipotle Ale 5.4% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Ale 5.7% (USA)
97 Rogue Ales 2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.75% (USA)
94 Rogue Ales New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta 11.6% (USA)
80 Rogue Ales Fruit Salad Cider 6.4% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales Good Chit Pilsner 5.3% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Morimoto Imperial Pilsner 8.1% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Mocha Porter 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Paradise Pucker Sour Fruit Ale 6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale 7.8% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales XS Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.6% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 5.7% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout 5.8% (USA)
86 Rogue Ales 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 14% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Yellow Snow Pilsner 5.5% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
95 Rogue Ales 7 Hop IPA 7.77% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales 8 Hop IPA 8.88% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Brown Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch 5.2% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Cold Brew IPA 7.5% (USA)
83 Rogue Ales 4 Hop Session IPA 4.44% (USA)
96 Rogue Ales 5 Hop Black IPA 5.55% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Straight Outta Newport...Oregon West Coast IPA 8.7% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales & Spirits Root Beer 0% (USA) $4.50.
83 Rogue Ales & Spirits Citrus Cucumber Soda 0% (USA) $4.50.
85 Rogue Ales & Spirits Honey Orange Soda 0% (USA) $4.50.
87 Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
88 Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
80 Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum 40% (USA) $.00.

American Style Barley Wine

Traditional barley wines range from golden copper to dark brown in color and are around 8-13% in alcohol. They are characterized by extravagant caramel malt flavors and bitter hops that prevent their malt sweetness from being cloying. Rich and viscous, the most complex manifestations of the style have wine-like flavor profiles, with just a hint of sweetness. These brews are popular among US craft brewers, especially as winter specialties. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale, Rogue XS Old Crustacean, Fish 102 Barley Wine Ale and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale.

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