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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
A well executed HAMMERHEAD is smooth and dramatic. This beer is no exception. Hammerhead is a big, complex, American-style Barleywine featuring two English caramel malts and four American hops. Hammerhead’s character is enhanced by dry hopping and then aging the deep amber liquid for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Spicy aromas spill from the glass: rich caramel, citrusy hops, bourbon and oak. Layered flavors of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, spice and rye whiskey lead to a warm and slightly bitter finish. This is a strong ale, meant to be sipped, savored and enjoyed. Additional Information: Hammerhead: A ¼ loop to vertical, airspeed decreases and plane appears to stall. Nose then rotates and plane descends on vertical down line and out with ¼ loop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle at the Jim goes to Malaysia tasting, Den Haag. Thanks Vaiz. Poured a muky dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt, alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet,with a rich woody alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Vaiz. Pours hazy brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of big barrel oak, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, sweet malt. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8130) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
bottle shared @Jim is going to malaysia tasting. thin creamy off white head. Clear burgundy pour. Nice barrel notes. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Poured reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of berries, vanilla, roast malt, chocolate and liquorice. Full body, flavour as the aroma, dry and bitter sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle at Jim leaves for Malaysia tasting @ ABCBeers. Amber pour, thin creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, leather, caramel, Madeira and some spices. Flavor is quite bitter, oak, leather and loads of bourbon. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. Brown-colored. Aroma full of bourbon, vanilla, lots of coconut, some butter, malt, caramel, chocolate and cookies. Sweet and rather boozy flavor with bourbon, cookies and vanilla. Mouthfeel is too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6426) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle in trade with kcorum, Muddy caramel color with no foam, aroma of brown sugar, flavor has some bourbon, caramel, raisin, malt, light soapy finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle vintage 2012, sent to me by Tommy, thanks padre! Appearance is cloudy brown, with light white head. Aroma is loaded with vanilla, caramel, raisins, and oak. Taste is caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, followed by a hint of oak, with a smooth finish and a butterscotch like aftertaste. Not as much barrel in the flavour as the aroma had me thinking, but that might just be the age of this bottle. Either way this is a great barely wine, lots of complexity, and very smooth for such a big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (1073) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
Sample. Dark copper color with off white head. Cherry and bourbon aroma. Strong bourbon taste, but still smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Huge caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and toffee. Big, sweet, sticky. The whiskey barrel is very present and awesome.

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