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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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.–

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (672) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Canned on 11/07/13. Pours a copper brownish red, with a slight white head. Aroma is caramel, burnt sugar, figs, and hop undertones. Noteable citrus in the background of the aroma. Flavor is candy sweetness up front (caramel, figs), vanilla, some toffee, slight booziness, and bitter hop finish that becomes increasingly hoppy. One of my favorite barleywines. Underrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruits with some caramel malts, floral hops and some alcohol. Flavor is strong and sweet up front with the dark fruits and caramel malts. Has a hint of warming on the finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nik925 (779) - USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pretty lil can. Especially stupid coming from heavy drinking SF. Just cheapness dictating these mini cans. Stupid thick. At 11.5% with this much lingering sugar, they made syrup and added some really weak yeast. At least this was brewed in SF, unlike their full can offerings. The hops are decent. This does have a booze presence on the palate, which is easy but not good at this abv level. Sticky and cloying. Feels sloppily made. Nice hop choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2014
A lot of resin and booze but this isn’t super enjoyable. Some caramel and hops. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Finishes a little sweet with some wooden bitterness. Can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
6 july 2014, can. Rosy orange, faintly hazy, some bubbles. Nose is serious grapefruit citrus, moderate alcohol and some rich raisin malt. Med body and fizzy. Bitter grapefruit but big alcohol really cuts the bite. Burnt caramel, sugary, raisins, sweet alcohol, hints of pine. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smells like honey and toffee, some hops, barley. Taste is sweet, rich, but balanced by a sharp hoppy bite. Almost like a strong imperial IPA, but really a quite nice barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (210) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Great nose a lot of oak smells. High alcohol % is not evident and the flavors really stand up. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Can - Earthy orange hops, toffee and sweet raisin. Clearish copper with almost no head. Nice sweet caramel with a bit of bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn in the finish. Aftertaste is a bit of burnt orange and bitterness. If the finish had been a little less harsh this would have been perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
This one confuses me a bit. I don't have a lot of experience with the style, but I've enjoyed others because of the hoppy profile. This has a pleasant malty, toffee-esque taste; but it so differs so far from what I've had before(either the others are off, or this is). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tiny Red Bull sized can. Pours clear medium brown with a touch of orange - white head. Raisins, figs, mineral, molasses on the nose. Caramel malt, molasses, earth, mineral on the tongue as well. Some oak and bitterness to the finish.

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