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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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The 2010 release of Nemesis is best described by our brewing team as “a dark barley wine that pours black with a subtle mahogany hue. Brewed with 5 malts and no shortage of hops for a pleasantly bitter booming flavor. Roasty and toasty with a multitude of tastes that melts on your tongue”.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours a clear, very dark crimson/brown. 1/2 finger foamy tan head with great retention and lacing. Chocolate actually stands out in the smell most prominently; caramel and dark fruits add to the malt flavors. Resiny hops slightly detectable. Sweet dark fruit dominates the flavor; raisins, caramel, prunes, and molasses quite noticeable as well. Not much direct hop flavor, but a subtle balancing bitterness which stops things from getting anywhere near cloying. Thick and syrupy, with light but prickly carbonation.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
never woulda guessed barleyine. black, super-hopped (100 ibus) and 12%. rich, dark roasted malts and a ton of hops in the flavor and aroma. would acheive pretty good balance except that everything is so in your face (not that there’s anything wrong woth that). overall, a good but not great beer with a lasting chocolate bitter finish."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1722) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a head..Nose is some oxidation, chocolate, roast...Taste is chocolate, roast, dry, spice..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3778) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with some head. Some malty, and reminiscence of hop aromas. Sweet malt, oxidation, spice and dry flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2014
May 19, 2014 - bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with limited bubbly head and some lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, caramel and some hops. Taste was as advertised - roasty, little bit sweet and a citrus bitter finish. Smooth and easy to drink with a medium to full body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, murky, dark black with little to no head. S- Light maltiness, toasted bread, huge citrus and hop notes. T- Light fruits, citrus up front, large wave of hops followed by a coffee like burnt malt flavor. M- Thick with low carbonation. D- This is definitely more of a big stout than a barleywine. There was a strange aftertaste that didn’t sit quite right with me. Definitely not as drinkable as it could have been.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, oak, and dark fruit. Vanilla, toffee flavors with raisin, oak, and toasted malt. Four year old bottle and no hint of alcohol. Impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Ridiculously deep dark brown body with a non-existent tan and oily head. Aroma of strong alcohol, nuts, earth, pit fruit, oak, vanilla and quite a bit of toffee - deep and very strong. Full-bodied; Pungent and showing a ton of alcohol and warmth with the roasted malt, chocolate, pit fruits and especially oak flavours really coming out. Aftertaste shows a nice earthiness with a super complex finish having the roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, pit fruits, oak, toffee and nuts all a part of the mix. Overall, a super pungent and complex beer with a great flavour profile and even better richness throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 05-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on the day of the closing ceremonies for the Olympics to celebrate Team USA in Sochi during the past four years. 2010 Vintage // Purchased in 2011 // Drank in 2014

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a thick blackish brown with minimal head or lacing. Aroma is big barrel aged ridiculousness. Taste follows, big and sweet, a little nuts, woah, too much for me.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hamjn01l (4) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
This is a terrific American barley wine. It is a little sweet but top notch taste, aroma, mouth feel and texture. Enjoyed from a glass at the Raye beer festival in Asheville. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2289) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2014 [Bottle / 3+ years old] Thanks, Jeff! Burnt mahogany body with a slight, java-cream head that forms on top & fades quickly. Aroma has big notes of toasted caramel candies, toffee, faint licorice, ripe plums, prunes, & lots of sweetness, almost in the form of residual, Candi sugar. Notes of molasses & very mild roastiness in the back. Taste includes lots of burnt brown sugar up front, molasses covered raisins, prunes, sticky toffee candy, & an undercurrent of booze that shines through & warms the throat. Kind of nutty in the finish, definitely malty sweet with some finishing notes of dates & plums. Big, sticky, coating mouth feel... Very nice beer.


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