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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1272) - 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, it’s reminiscent of a double IPA past it’s 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 (6377) - 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 (3101) - 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 (2716) - 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 they’re there but there’s a slight "dead" quality to it, no worries, I realize the date it was made and the date I’m 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2014
On tap at Grumpy’s NE pours a dark clear copper/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts with alcohol. Malt forward taste caramel and toffee, raisin, dates, hint of hops, and a hit of alcohol, overall sweet. Not bad, simple drinkable for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This classic Barley Wine is the setting for fruity caramel malts, resinous hops and alcohol heat, all equally thriving in a rich mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the amber haze.
-The hop bitterness is just important enough to balance out the hefty residual sugars.
-This is not unlike Old Foghorn or many other first generation American Barley Wines.
-I’m a bit worried about how this will age in its tiny can...


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1445) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Can from Lazy Dog. Pours a hazy amber with the thinnest layer of cream colored head. Aroma of dark fruit. Taste of oak, booze, and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
A hazed dark amber Barleywine with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, resinous floral hops, decent. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, licorice, candy fruits, resinous hops. Shared with MartinT.

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