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Old 01-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
Sep 2012
Redmond, Oregon
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I just tried Old Knucklehead by Bridgeport Brewing in Portland, OR. It's got quite a sweet finish to it. Much different than other barleywine's I've had. Anyone have a recipe for this beer? Or maybe a suggestion or recipe for a beer like it that has a sweet dessert-like finish?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Nov 2011
Plymouth, MA
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Never heard of your beer...maybe take a shot at the Lagunitas Brown Shugga clone. Technically its an American Strong but at 10% and with its sweetness, it would be a good starting place for where you want to go. Sorry I couldn't get you anything closer:

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
Dec 2011
Norman, OK
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Sounds like a lot of caramel malt was used (how dark was it?) and the BU:GU ratio is a bit lower than normal for an American Barleywine (usually 0.8 - 1.0).
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