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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Room 316 tasting at the Tulip, Bodegraven, 27/09/13 note the dutch sounding name! Barley Wine in a can - I ask you ?!? Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is bitter fruits, orange, dark toffee, light booze, grain. Taste comprises bready malts, dark fruit, sugars, toffee, boozey do. Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey heat in the finish. This was a real let down, no depth one trick pony with boozey heat all over, pretty much bottom of the barley wine class!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
27th September 2013
Room 316 Tulip Hotel tasting with Ian and Colin. Clear amber beer with a good pale cream colourer head. Palate is soft and a little dry. Dry caramel malt, little lactose. Alcohol spice. Mild dried fruits. Finishes dry. Very dull and disappointing. Expect better from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (511) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Poured from 8.4 fl oz can. Pale amber colour with minimal off-white head. Dark fruit and malt aroma with a definitive hoppy nuance. Starts off with a sweet dark fruity malt flavour, but is quickly overpowered by a bitter hop taste. Dry finish. Wouldn’t classify it as a Barley Wine, it deserves a new category - as it says on the can, it is an "American Style Barley Wine".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Can at Tulip Bodegraven. I quite like it. Sweet but dry on finish. Nice fruit. Tasty. Bit too hot maybe. I liked it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Canned barleywine!!?! My life has peaked!! .. . Brown amber .. Solid foam, dies down to a respectable ring .. . Burnt sugar mostly .. . I enjoyed this, time to hit the river and drink til i’m found tangled up in a fishing net the next day!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2013
* 8.4 oz. can* Look: Nice dark amber/ reddish tint body, off white 1/4 finger off white head. Smell: Slammed with caramel covered berries, alcohol, faint lemon peel, cookie dough, toasted grains. Taste: Like the aroma but with less alcohol body, more of an alcohol/ hop dryness, warmth in the throat, the aftertaste is of toasted nuts and fruits covered in caramel. Feel: Medium-full smooth body, slightly par carbonation. Overall: The image that I get from this beer is to compete with another overly hopped "West Coast" Barley wine. Not going to mention names here. You can catch my drift here. This can was from Feb. 5th of this year so fresh hop flavors are out of the question. I do pick up some lemon/ grapefruit zest in the finish. I will admit it hides its 11.5 ABV very well. I just can not for a reason see the point of 8.4 oz. per can. Yet while I question the can size, I can recommend this ale for any well hopped Barley Wine lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2011) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Can from Whole Foods, Bellevue, Washington, USA. A chestnut coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes sweet, caramel, dark fruit, slightly bitter, boozy. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
8.4 oz can. Pours a deep coppery amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of orange citrus, candied sugar, sweet malt, hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Taste of candied sugar, orange citrus, crisp hops, sweet malt and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2260) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
March 2013. From can. Dark brown color with a tan head. Sugary aromas with malt, dried fruit. Sweet, yet finishes bitter with alcohol showing through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2013
Deep rich amber with spongy top. Aroma of ripe raisins, rich brown sugar caramel, dried fruit. Taste of something that’ll kill ya, but you’d let it, because you like it. :) Very sweet and quite bitter at the same time (92 IBUs, after all), with a warm shot of alcohol that goes down your throat and straight into your veins. Very nice.

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