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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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. 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


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odysseyalien (49) - 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 Iím stuck with mostly 22 oz bombers thatís 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (346) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Tastes mostly like brown sugar and pine hops, some alcohol and a weird flavor I canít place that doesnít really belong. Not terrible, but not particularly good either. And the 8.4 oz can is lame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italarican (1507) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On tap at Small Batch. Hazy tan pour. Mild toffee and pine notes in the nose. Flavor is very mild, slightly musty, with notes of caramel and pine. Fairly watery body. A bit weak for a barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
8 oz can. Kenny Road Market, $9.99 for 4 x 8oz cans. Thanks, Alex, for sharing. Dark sugar, dark fruit aroma; thin off white head and strong lacing. Full, sticky, sweet, smooth palate. Not overly bitter. Relatively unique barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2805) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Thanks to Dave for sharing. The beer is amber orange with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers malt, alcohol, sweet fruit, furniture cleaner, caramels, butterscotch candies. The flavor is ok. Some metallic notes. Noticeable alcohol throughout. A bold beer. A bit aggressive and slightly harsh on the palate. Not as bad as I made it sound. Middle of the road.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
In da can! Sweet, malty, soft. Medium alcohol. Orange brown in color. How can one rate a barleywine in a can?!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (204) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
11.5 oz can. Pours a clear coppery color, with a one finger off-white head which dissipates and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is hops predominantly, with a hint of caramel. Taste is caramel and kandi sugar, with a creamy mouthfeel and pleasant hop finish. Alcohol is well-disguised. Overall, a pleasant drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a blood orange color with a thin white head. The smell is surprisingly citrusy for a barleywine, with aromas of candi sugar and malt. The flavor is equally bright, with none of the dark fruit and heavy alcohol flavors usually associated with barleywines. Plenty of orange and citrus hops on the back end. Itís a very good beer by its own merits, but itís not really what Iíd call a barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - FEB 1, 2014
pours a dark orange with an off white that fades, smells of rich malts with heavy hopping, taste is caramel, malty sweetness to start and then it moves to hoppy bitterness


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