Review: Boulder Beer Scourage of the Dude | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Boulder Beer Scourage of the Dude
93 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Boulder Beer Scourage of the Dude

Style: Barrel Aged Barleywine

ABV: 12.5 IBU: 33

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Boulder Beer Scourage of the Dude

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What the brewers say

“This is the second release in our barrel-aged Dude Series. Aged for 8 months. Although strong bourbon and oak characters from the barrel dominate up front, the Scourge opens up with raisin-like notes and a dry, tannic finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Malty aroma with notes of honey and toffee. Fruity alcohol pro le with apricots and canned peaches. Alcohol is evident but not vinous or aggressive. Sweet, malty, and boozy.”

Flavor: “Fresh oak is the rst impression, plenty of vanilla notes. The brewer took the beer off the oak before the tannic and harsh notes showed up—nice job! Alcohol borders between boozy and fruity with notes of pears and apricots. Malt is secondary (caramel and honey) with a medium-high hops bitterness. Barrel character is vanilla and peach like.”

Overall: “Vanilla barleywine that is still a bit boozy—a few years in the cellar would help this beer. This is the cleanest oak character of the session. Perhaps a bit strong but without the aggressive woody character of some examples. Pretty solid example. Overall, very nice.”

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