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RATINGS: 287   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 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
8.4oz slim can (think Red Bell) with cool streamlined graphic design, very interesting packaging concept, and certainly an adequate portion of so strong an ale. Thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a very murky reddish copper colour with almost no foam, zero head retention and lace, fairly ugly appearance, actually. Strong American hops presence (grapefruit, pine resin), so much so than it stunk, tasted too bitter, and had a heavy, vegetal, broccoli-stew-like body. Sticky and oily mouthfeel, cloying aftertaste. I’ll admit the 11.5% ABV was well-concealed, but mainly because there was such excessive malt and hops that it masked the other flaws. Not pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5487) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Can. Pours the color and consistency of tea ... very little head. Only a slight alcoholic hint in the aroma. Drinks with a nice warmth, but quite easy going on the palate, unoffending in every way. Exceptionally too easy to drink for 11%! Me like. (#5185, 7/29/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Can at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and cookies with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and cookies. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Can at Papsoe. Amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (408) - - JUL 26, 2013
Can 25 cl. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small, off-white. Salty, minerally aroma. Medium body, some dry caramel, again quite herbal/medicinal with some rough, late hops. 260713

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2013
Can. An amber beer with beige head. The aomra has notes of roasted malt caramel and alchol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, and mlat, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
Can. Caramel big time in the nose, also nuts, fumes, and an overall heavy orange juice-like aroma. Cloudy copper, little head. Loads of caramel maltiness with a twist of hops / alcohol warmth and some balance in mid / bitter hop coating and a slight alc. burn in final. Medium body, a bit sticky. Pleasant enough, but somehow the malt/hop mix mute each other’s strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Can from bottleselect.com canned 2/5/13. Pour has an amber color and a ring of off white head on the glass. Aroma has rich malts, sticky sweetness, caramel, and dusty hops. Mouth feel is medium full and the carbonation is average. Flavor has a huge malted side, fruits, aged hops, and a hit of heat on the end. Surprised to see how strong this one really is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
From a tiny can. Pours a hazy reddish-amber color with a medium thick and foamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit, caramel and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and cherry. The finish is moderately bitter with a hops and slight alcohol aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (900) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2013
Can at brewpub on 061313. Bottled 020513. Somewhat hazy amber, almost no head. Aroma has dried fruits, caramel, pine, grapes and a bit too much alcohol. The alcohol shines through in the taste as well, some sweet caramel and medium bitterness in the background. Finishing of with alcohol and bitterness.

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