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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Tiny can. Sugary, dark fruit aroma. I love that 21st amendment is thinking outside the box, or in this case the outside the common 6-pack holder. Cool little miniature 4-pack can holder. So cute. Dark reddish amber with a thin off white head and excellent lace. Sugary smooth palate. Under carbonated. Not really hoppy at all. Barley wines come in different shapes and sizes and this one is unique. Has the strength and malt profile of a "typical" bwine, just not the hoppiness or rich malty backbone. Very good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
8.4oz can courtesy of bytemesis. Thanks! I think Iím gonna drink this straight from the can... Well, Iíll chug it from the can. Iíll just toss it a courtesy 3 for appearance. Cracked the can and the aroma consisted of pretty sticky smelling hops, sweet bready malts. Very sweet smelling. Taste is Łber boozy and sweet. Not much going on in the way of hops, although there is some bitter. Finish is hot and boozy. Pretty messy and muddled. Not good.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Homer321 (2136) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Can. Cute little can. Almost a whole beer. Maybe when it grows up. Pours a reddish color with a head that dissipated quickly. Nose of sweet toffee and caramel. Taste is completely flat and just like sweet sugar water. This canít be right. There is no body or mouthfeel to this beer. What a let down. Boost juice with burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Can shared by alexsdad06 pour copper. Nose dank hop and caramel sweet malt. Taste bitter bite up front, then sweet caramel malt, slight fruit malt, late in palate spiciness and bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1254) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
A- pours a rich copper brown with a thin off white skin for a head that quickly dissipates. Virtually no lacing. S- strong alcohol, banana esters, dried fruit, toffee, malts, bread pudding, bitter pine resin, and ammonia. Not very appealing. M- medium sharp and sticky body with a heavily sweet palate. T- more alcohol, cleaning products, unripe apples, and grasses in the beginning. Mid palate is banana, pine needles, some licorice. Ending is uncomfortably bitter malts, some dried fruits and more stinging alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Canned 03FEB13 Cool little 8 oz can deceptively marketed. Pours a nice brown with a sheet of light tan foam. Smells of malts, some soap, some floral hops and a touch of sugar - nothing special. Flavor is sweet and fruity with lots of esters, hints of bubble gum and banana with a really English yeast flavor. Overly sweet for me. Medium bodied with low carb and a slightly sticky finish. I was hoping this would be really good so I could buy a good bunch for the cellar, but alas, not the truth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2760) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Very strong and a bit harsh. Has a nice pine aroma but the flavor is more bitter citrus. Warm on the throat. Made for sipping. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (2330) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Can: Thanks, Jeff! Somewhat muddled, copper-amber body with barely any head, just a thin, beige collar. Aroma is full of some sticky dark fruits, sweet grapes, raisins, with a backing of toffee & light brown sugar. Black licorice in the tail end, with a sharp, boozy acetone note that comes off as kind of "stale" in a weird way. Taste is full of warming alcohol, sticky sweet prunes, raisins, caramel, green apples, & toffee. Pretty alcohol heavy, especially as it warms... Kind of in an acetone/solvent way. Hot, sticky, sweet, boozy. OK at best. I like the idea of a barley wine in a small can, but this doesnít exactly deliver.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Can 8.4fl.oz. @ home.

[ Trade by Papsoe ]. Clear medium to dark borwn - orange amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white silver head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, alcohol, moderate hoppy, flower, grass, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sugary malt, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130424]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2013
Can from a trade. Pours clear red amber with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has red berries, vinious, caramel, light raisin. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, light toasted, vinious, port, citrus, piney. Lingering bitter and warming finish.


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