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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.–


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (547) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep amber color with a big, thick, chunky head. S- Smell is toffee, indistinct maltiness, very sweet. T- Generic American BW, fruit, indistinct sweetness, hints of alcohol on the back end. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- A decent brew but nothing to write home about. I wouldn’t repeat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2025) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Boom, indeed. Forget the little cute can it comes in, this one hits full on from the get-go with alcohol burn. Aroma and taste give away to high ABV, faint malt backbone lies somewhere in the mix, but an overall smooth and slightly sweet experience. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (249) - - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a dark translucent orange. Average carbonation; light head and lacing. Aromas of hops, sugar, and pine. A hoppy taste, figs and sugar at the outset, followed by bitter notes and alcohol. Malts add some sweet complexity to the mix. A very nice barleywine ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sthlm (1225) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2014
[Small can] Immediately after opening, there is a big, sweet aroma that is reminiscent of Hawaiian Punch and clear gummi candies. Taste is pretty coarse and not particularly good. Alcohol really stands out, especially as the beer warms. Other than alcohol there is just barley and lingering bitterness. Not an enjoyable beer, and expensive for how much beer you get in the small can.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
From the 8 fl. oz. can. Why is there such a thing as an 8 fl. oz can I ask? The pour is medium amber in color with a quick lasting off white head. The aroma is what I would expect from the style with a boastful barley malt and sweet character. Hops are laid back. The body is medium. The taste has the caramel barley sweetness from the style with a low to moderate alcohol bite. I did like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2181) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper from the mini can with minimal wisp of cream colored head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big on the caramel malt with a hint of toffee and some resinous pine. Taste follows, definitely a big american barley wine. Slightly bitter on the back of the tongue, sweet middle, boozy end. Very light carbonation, alcohol sneaks up on you.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Location: Mini can from Hoboken Vine, 3/13/14

Aroma: The nose is sweet and sticky malts, heavy caramel, bread, spice, and alcohol
Appearance: It pours a murky reddish color with a small beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet, lots of caramel, with some citrus underneath
Palate: The body is full and sticky, some decent boozy heat, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: Interesting, but maybe a little flawed. The sweet malts completely overpower the hop bitterness until the finish, where the hops finally come through. You could also convince me that it is a bit too boozy. Interesting, but something just doesn’t quite work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1658) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Can from Save On. Amber with ring head and lace. Cherry preserves caramel woody grassy aroma with hint of alcohol. Toasted caramel sugar fruity sweetness with roasted fruity wood and a little leather sildly astringent bitter finish. Full body. Makes me wonder how Bigfoot does it without astringency.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (245) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
A copper/orange with a caramel colored everlasting head and great lacing. Citrus, caramel, bright sweetness and bread in the aroma. Good mouthfeel and bitter/sweet character with flavors similar to the aroma. Tasty stuff and the can is pretty fun!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Drank this as a last slot in a mixed 6. Not too bad, got better as it warmed. A decent 21st Amendment offering, with ABV to boot.


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