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RATINGS: 304   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.–


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....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!!

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2348) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2225) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (560) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1857) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2013
11.5% from Sugaya. Quite heavily carbonated for a barley wine, I guess a can might keep the CO2 better... Very dark amber brown with a beige head. Great aroma, rich fruits, figs, plums, really delicious. The taste is smoothly full bodied, sweet fruit, booze, caramel, plums-maybe sugar plums. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Can. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak woody spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish with hoppy hints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1412) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Sample at Iron Horse. Draft->mini tumbler. Murky light brown with bare head. Sweet nose, has toffee, hops, fruit. Definite alcohol. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Comes out of the can a clear chestnut with a thick and frothy buff head. Strong aroma has an overtone of Mandarin orange and a hint of caramel. Flavor is deceptive - you don’t taste the alcohol. It’s like a schnapps in that way. (BTW, my worst hangover was from swilling Peachtree schnapps.) Woody hops, sweet orange, caramel and malt dominate, and the alcohol bite is mild for such a heavyweight. Texture is very smooth and viscous, though lacking in fizz. Drink it slowly - preferably with a nice big dihydrogen monoxide chaser.


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