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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5087) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2243) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (327) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (601) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma is weak and the flavor is also weak. Pour is a nice amber color with zero head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (963) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odysseyalien (66) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (449) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Tastes mostly like brown sugar and pine hops, some alcohol and a weird flavor I can’t place that doesn’t really belong. Not terrible, but not particularly good either. And the 8.4 oz can is lame.

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