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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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%


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
On tap at Urge. Had to let it warm a bit before I felt I could give it a taste. Nose is maple syrup, malt, and sharp booze. Taste is huge. Big fuzzy vanilla and sharp boozy malt. Long lingering warmth and lasting bitterness. Seems like something that would do great for a year or three in the beer closet. Really nice and big.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
Gros vin d’orge qui date de 2012 pour lequel je n’ai pas trop d’intérêt. Anyway, mon ami Frank nous coule deux verres qui sont pratiquement sans mousse. La robe est assez foncée, représentative du style. Le nez est un peu vieux mais correct, malté, caramélisé, plein de toffee, avec une évidente touche épicée de bois et de vieux houblons. Le goût n’est pas fabuleux mais tout de même agréable. Barrique, malts copieux en caramel, côté madérisé et épices comme le seigle. En bouche, le corps est très mou et finement liquoreux. La finale est modérément douce, un peu chaude, vanillée, caramel au beurre, légèrement piquante. Pas mauvais mais difficile à boire. Un verre est bien suffisant.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
A very complex barley wine. Bourbon flavored and sweet. Not very boozy but sort of hoppy. Pours reddish brown with a Lacey thick head. Had at hoveys party. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at Jensen park off white head. Light fluffy and creamy aroma. Taste is butterscotch, bourbon, whisky and strong. Smooth though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmoketreeBrewr (15) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2015
The 1st of 3 variants. Aroma of bourbon and caramel. Taste is sweet with bourbon and toffee and a hint of oak. A great start to to the 3 variants.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
Smell is booze, mineral, and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (667) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
750 ml bottle. Deep mahogany, thin head, spotty lace.
Aroma is very malty, toffee, caramel, brown sugar dominate, but there is some oak, vanilla, spicy rye, dry yeast, and dark fruit in there.
Flavor is sweet, caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, touch of hops, dry yeast, back to vanilla, some pepper, oak finish. I wish this had more hop character. The complexity of the malt is there, but it just feels like it has already been aged for a few years. If I am going to pay $18 a bottle, I want tp be able to cellar it for a few years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (7000) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6619) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4776) - 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.


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