Blind tasting review
Rogue Old Crustacean
Rogue Old Crustacean

Family Strong Beer Style Barleywine
Country USA (OR) ABV 11.5%
Price $$$$$ Packaging 7oz/207ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, malty, hoppy, strong

Overview At 11.5% ABV, Old Crustacean was the third-booziest beer we tasted, behind the Dogfish Head World Wide Stout and North Coast’s Old Stock Ale. Like densely packed wines, these beers are built to last and may require time to really seem drinkable.

Flavors and aromas “This one goes to 11.” Every aspect of this barleywine seems to be in overdrive, from the spicy, malty nose to the intensely bitter and malty palate, which overflows with spices and citrus hop character. For all the intensity of the bitterness, this still sweet at the same time, which is unusual. The huge finish is thick, bitter, long, and complex. It’s hard to imagine drinking more than a few ounces of this. Buyer beware.
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