RateBeer
overall
93
66
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.–


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2143) - 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 (2315) - 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 (3916) - 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 (1707) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 (247) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (187) - 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 (608) - 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 (794) - 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 (43) - 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 I’m stuck with mostly 22 oz bombers that’s 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 31


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50