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RATINGS: 309   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.–


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1429) - - JUN 15, 2013
Can. Pours copper with reddish tint and a thin white head. Aroma is gummy fruit candy. Taste is burnt fruit and candy sugar with huge heat from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carb. A bit too hot for my tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1704) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Solid barleywine if not a standout. Light orange and grapefruit hops and a good dose of Carmel malts. Slightly fruity. Medium bodied, abv covered quite well... Slight bump up from 8.4 oz can and by itself.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours dark red/brown with a small head. Smell is sweet malt and dark fruits with some hops. Taste follows. Hops impart quite a bit of bitterness, and the malts and fruit almost taste like candy. A little thin, but it coats the mouth, almost a buttery mouthfeel. A bit boring, but good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (114) - - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Canned on 11/07/13. Pours a copper brownish red, with a slight white head. Aroma is caramel, burnt sugar, and figs. flavor is candy sweetness up front (caramel, figs), vanilla, some toffee, slight booziness, and slightly bitter finish. Not as good as bigfoot, but I really enjoy the flavor of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruits with some caramel malts, floral hops and some alcohol. Flavor is strong and sweet up front with the dark fruits and caramel malts. Has a hint of warming on the finish as well.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pretty lil can. Especially stupid coming from heavy drinking SF. Just cheapness dictating these mini cans. Stupid thick. At 11.5% with this much lingering sugar, they made syrup and added some really weak yeast. At least this was brewed in SF, unlike their full can offerings. The hops are decent. This does have a booze presence on the palate, which is easy but not good at this abv level. Sticky and cloying. Feels sloppily made. Nice hop choice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2014
A lot of resin and booze but this isn’t super enjoyable. Some caramel and hops. Pours cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Finishes a little sweet with some wooden bitterness. Can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
6 july 2014, can. Rosy orange, faintly hazy, some bubbles. Nose is serious grapefruit citrus, moderate alcohol and some rich raisin malt. Med body and fizzy. Bitter grapefruit but big alcohol really cuts the bite. Burnt caramel, sugary, raisins, sweet alcohol, hints of pine. Really good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (133) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smells like honey and toffee, some hops, barley. Taste is sweet, rich, but balanced by a sharp hoppy bite. Almost like a strong imperial IPA, but really a quite nice barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (104) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Great nose a lot of oak smells. High alcohol % is not evident and the flavors really stand up. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Can - Earthy orange hops, toffee and sweet raisin. Clearish copper with almost no head. Nice sweet caramel with a bit of bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn in the finish. Aftertaste is a bit of burnt orange and bitterness. If the finish had been a little less harsh this would have been perfect.


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