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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. Itís 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.Ė


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (175) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Format: Can share c/o Matt Stewart
Aroma: Honey, fruit juice (tinny like Cherry Juicy Juice), figs, caramel
Appearance: Reddish-orange hue
Taste: Fruity malts, alcohol, bitter undertones
Texture: Stewy, syrupy
Overall: A bright, fruity fig stew with some nice crisp bitterness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma is weak and the flavor is also weak. Pour is a nice amber color with zero head.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On draft at Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph. Very rich and intense. Aroma and flavors of dried prune, fig and alcohol. Not the most smooth or sophisticated within this style.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odysseyalien (42) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
When I opened and tasted this, the score was somewhere between a 3.0 and 3.5. As it warmed up, that went from 3.5 to a solid 4. A bitter finish and a delicious barleywine, especially as it warms. My wife nor my beer friends drink barleywines which often means Iím stuck with mostly 22 oz bombers thatís usually too much at one time. The little 8-ish ounce cans fit the bill making the want to buy again more attractive...and I will. This is a very nice American barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Small can. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of candi sugar, lightly burnt caramel malt, alcohol soaked citrus and white and brown sugar. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Tastes mostly like brown sugar and pine hops, some alcohol and a weird flavor I canít place that doesnít really belong. Not terrible, but not particularly good either. And the 8.4 oz can is lame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On tap at Small Batch. Hazy tan pour. Mild toffee and pine notes in the nose. Flavor is very mild, slightly musty, with notes of caramel and pine. Fairly watery body. A bit weak for a barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
8 oz can. Kenny Road Market, $9.99 for 4 x 8oz cans. Thanks, Alex, for sharing. Dark sugar, dark fruit aroma; thin off white head and strong lacing. Full, sticky, sweet, smooth palate. Not overly bitter. Relatively unique barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Thanks to Dave for sharing. The beer is amber orange with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers malt, alcohol, sweet fruit, furniture cleaner, caramels, butterscotch candies. The flavor is ok. Some metallic notes. Noticeable alcohol throughout. A bold beer. A bit aggressive and slightly harsh on the palate. Not as bad as I made it sound. Middle of the road.


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