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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. 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (378) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
Poured into stemware from can. Just a little bit of head and bold color. Great balance of tastes and alcohol. I enjoy this amount of bitterness even if it takes from some of the traditional sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
From an 8.4 oz can. Pours a deep copper-orange, with enough head to rouse it a bit. Cloudy with so much carbonation it looks like sediment. The nose is candi sugars, cherry, metallic like a battery. Chlorine hop with a bready yeast. Dried, wrinkled stone fruits. The flavor is grainy, with a heavy, sugary barley base. The hops are a bittering accent. Slight medicinal cherry with a hint of sourness. The dark molasses in the malts are very potent. Texture is thick and chalky, with a smoothness on the outer edges. This thing is grossly overpriced ($13 for four 8.4oz bangers). I love the idea of small cans for an 11%+ beer, but they have to drop the price for chrissakes. This is getting ridiculous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
(8.4oz can) clearish orange, fine edge tan bubbles. Nose of cardboard, sweet citrus, honey, little oxidized despite being fridge aged and in a can. Taste of honey, aged bitter hops, caramel, candied citrus. Thin body, lightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
8 oz can poured an orange brown with little head. Smells of citrus and bread. Tastes of dates, caramel, bread and raisins. Medium thickness, good mouth feel. Decent hoppy, bitter aftertaste. Nice barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours a dirty, orange-brown-golden color with nearly no head at all. Strong toffee and caramel aroma with a light, but tangy grassy hop. Fairly heavy, but not thick. At the first of the pull, itís reminiscent of a double IPA past itís date. Bountiful smooth toffee that gets disrupted by a bit of harsh, out of place hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
Can, kindly shared by Ole Richard. Strong aroma, sweet, intense. Anise, sugar, alcohol. Harsh hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
Molasses, hoppy aroma with figs. Copper appearance with a small head with poor head retention. Malt flavor Is full of caramel and molasses. Moderate fruity esters are present. The hop bitterness is high. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low carbonation. Alcohol warm is high. Overall, it's a decent American barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3210) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Pours a rich mahogany color with an aroma of fig, raisin, and toffee. Complex flavor with fig, raisin, caramel, and touch of toffee. Somewhat dry with a body that is thinner than many barley wines. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a somewhat hazy caramel brown color, the head was a thin half finger-ed white, no lacing. The smell had caramelized malts with a subdued happiness but has a certain dryness about it. The taste was sweet all the way through with some added brown sugar and dark fruits, no aftertaste, quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium on the body. It seems like it wants to show a decent sessionable quality to it but it still has that ABV that hides itself well enough to not show its face, there seems to be a dryness coating my mouth and tongue. Overall, hmmm. .. decent enough American Barley wine that tried to keep the hops in it, I can tell theyíre there but thereís a slight "dead" quality to it, no worries, I realize the date it was made and the date Iím having it, so nothing to worry about, this is just something I have to come back to fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper color. A foamy head relaxes into a bubbly lace. The nose is of candied fruit. Taste is hoppy and crisp with a sweet dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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