Full Sail Old Boardhead Barleywine

Full Sail Old Boardhead Barleywine

Rated 3.841 by BeerPals

Brewed by Full Sail Brewing Company

Hood River, OR, United States

Style:  American Barleywine

9% Alcohol by Volume

91 International Bittering Units

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A deliciously rich barleywine that has spectacular depth and delicacy of flavor that is deep and robust. Its strong, sweet body is balanced with Centennial and Crystal hops for a pleasant hoppiness and finish. Makes a great cellar beer. This 10 time gold medal winner is available in 22oz. bottles and draught year round.

ID: 3296 Last updated 3 weeks ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank413
Overall Percentile99.1
Style Rank16 of 417
Style Percentile96.2
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.915
Weighted Score3.841
Standard Deviation0.505

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  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Picked up one of these at Freddy's the other day. B-wine for $4.99? This I had to try. 2012 version, amber colour with a medium sized head. Soft caramel nose. Ripe fruit, hint of hotness little creamy and under carbonated. But pleasant none the less.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This one falls short of a true barleywine. A deep amber color. Small light beige frizzy head that disappears fairly A thick ringlet is impressively left bwhind. Light profile of caramel, citric hops and pepper. Thin bodied.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 2.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    From Lucky Liquors. 2010 vintage. This is rather thin for a barleywine. A light in the ABV, too. Pours a scotch-colored amber. Much like a ring of fire, this burns, burns, burns. Zero complexity. Sweet caramel flavors, and some bitter undercurrent. Peppery finish. Glad it was only $4. Unfortunately, I had to finish the whole thing by myself. It took me all night, but I finally did it.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    At 9%, this could be considered by some to be a barleywine light, but that single digit ABV does a lot of good. A copper coloured beer with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, weak floral hops, yeast, and applish tones. Flavour is well balanced and at 9%, very drinkable.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured a modestivory head over a body of clear amber. The gentle aroma had malts and alcohol. Flavour also showed the high ABV, along with toffee and malts, but not much bitterness. This got better towards the end, as the start was a bit disconcerting. Mouthfeel was smooth. Probably would improve with aging, so I shoul get another to put away for awhile.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    One of the last bottles obtained from my Dark Lord Day trading excursions. Bottle is from the 2010 batch and was in fine form. Clear dark copper pour, upfront fruity malt and subdued hop aroma, Smooth and medium bodied with a great clean taste for an American Barleywine. The aggressive hops have faded enough to mellow out the brew, yet still maintained enough presence please the senses. Somewhat lighter in texture from a malt stand point and this was well received as it created for a nice and easy drinking experience. Impressed with how good this was.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    OOooooOOooo. 2010. Pours clearish amber brown with low to no head. Sweet but with a nice hop bite and a bit of alcohol. Sweet, watery, dirty. Very good, not great. Gotta lose the watery thang.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    2008. Bottle from scrizz. Amber color and pours with a thin tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma shows caramel, toffee, red licorice, plums and a little citrus. The citrus hop scent seems to put up steam as it warms and breathes. This drinks rather light for a barleywine. Sweet tasting with brown sugar, dark and citrus fruit, toffee, maple, and a nice little citrus hop finish. Moderate bitterness. I like this. A blue collar barleywine, nothing flashy, but not overly sweet, sticky, hot or hoppy either. A nice balanced blend of all that which results in a pretty tasty and very drinkable evening sipper.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    2007 version. Can definitely tell this comes from the Pacific Northwest. Piney, citrusy hops abound but a strong malt backbone keeps the abundant hops in check. Great balance and such a high ABV makes this dangerously easy to drink.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    i liked this barley wine because of the balance. It had enough hops to give it a decent aroma and some complexity to the taste, but enough sweet malts to compliment. Neither one was overwhelming or overbearing. Alcohol was well hidden and it had a good mouthfeel, not too thick or thin. Overall i Thought it was pretty good, and i would try it again.

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