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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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.
2012-13.8%
2013-12.4%
2014-11.2%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1234) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
[US West Coast Trip 2013] lite rödaktig i kroppen. Aroman of dark fruit, fruktig. Alkoholen går igenom smaken. Kraftig kropp och smak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Peter! Pours a reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, vanilla, and wood. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, wood, and caramel malt. Very whiskey/bourbon forward.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle sampled at Kurt’s Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Hazy amber to copper pour with a medium beige head. Nose of malt, caramel, chocolate, toffee and some alcohol. Malty flavor with character of chocolate, caramel and bit of bourbon before a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Rating 4444. 750 ml bottle shared by b3shine- thanks again, Beau! Bottle 552/5520, according to Chris. Pours a cloudy amber color with a beige ring for a head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, brown sugar, coconut, and bourbon throughout. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, warming mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by b3shine. #552 / 5520. Hazy amber / orange color. Thin off-white bubbly head. Dots of lace. Very nice dark fruit, vanilla nose. Big body. Smooth, kind of creamy texture. Very light carbonation. Good sweet taste. Some light heat, doesn’t taste like 14%. Nice long bourbon malty complex dark fruit light earthy hop light spicy aftertaste. Delicious stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with white head. Soapy hop aroma. Taste and aroma are soapy hoppy and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by me with the group; thanks darkmoon66). Looks good; a murky brown with off-white lacing. Smells good too; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. Good stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
750ml, corked & caged bottle, 2012 edition, #568/5520. pours a hazy, deep russet brown with hints of ruby capped by a whispy, beige head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is excellent with heavy notes of toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, and baked pie crusts backed by dried figs, raisin bread, cinnamon, and heavy toasted oak with spicy, rich whiskey emerging as it warms. flavor is truly superb with smooth, rich, rye whiskey, oak, vanilla, and toasted coconut up front backed by more sweet toffee, baked pears, cinnamon rolls, with dry, earthy hops, and subtle orchard fruits brining up the back end. palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a lingering finish of sweet brown sugar and warming, spicy whiskey. overall, an excellent barrel aged barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Had on tap and from a bomber. Orangish gold pour with thin head. Nose of orange, sweet malt, booze, and wood. Taste follows the nose with a decent punch of hops for an aged beer. Tap version was really good. Bottled version was a bit oxidized. Choosing to look more at the better experience.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 2, 2013
1101/3905 2013 This beer always impresses me. Love the whiskey aroma and toffee. Lots of Carmel and vanilla with notes of spice. Mouthfeel is full and smooth. I will buy this beer every year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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