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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Vermilion is a big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (828) - USA - FEB 10, 2013
there’s a flycatcher with "vermilion" in its name, but the northern cardinal on the label makes sense, since it’s a perennial, and of course the state bird. nobody else thinks this tastes smoked?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (391) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Foamy head and sugar crystal aroma with a red brown dark color. Has a sweet finish with a malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2522) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Draft at iTap chesterfield. The flavor on this thing was extraordinary. It was like juicy fruit watermelon and alcohol sweetness without astringency. Sweet, non-bitter American hops mix with the fruitiness of a barleywine in a very nice way. It really was fun to taste this beer, the alcohol is well incorporated into the beer. Its s sweet, tropical fruit sipper. Slightly thicker, viscous mouthfeel. A thick yet radiant reddish hue colored beer. Nice stuff, would drink on tap again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at The Harvest Cafe in Delavan IL. This poured a beautiful deep brown. Aroma was awesome. A ton of fruity esters. Taste is really balance. Not too sweet. Finishes dry and it’s not too hot. Really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours dark unclear amber with a big creamy beige head. Aroma brings smooth sweet barleywine malts. This is a super well balanced barleywine. It has a nice blend of winter spices, subtle, but mainly a smooth lightly sweetened barleywine malt backbone, not overbearing, with smooth light chocolatey malt caramel flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6590) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep reddish amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is deep malty with notes of marmalade, ripe fruits, toasted caramel and oak. The flavor is high malty and has notes of oak, ripe fruit, some smoke and has a long deep malty finish. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Clear dark amber - offwhite head. Smokey, wooden, wooden smoke, ashtray, dryness in the body and finish, caramel, barley, thick body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2066) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. Nearly opaque, mahogany-red with a large, creamy, khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of toffee, booze, caramel, golden raisins, peaches, pine and raisin bread. Taste of caramel, sweet peaches, pine, toffee, booze, orange, brown sugar, raisins and blackberries. Very full body and medium/low carbonization. A complex and delicious barleywine with a nice mix of sweet malt and fruity hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at Falling Rock. Malty nose of caramel and fruit. Head smooth and silky. Tastes plummy with hints of caramel and dark malt. Alcohol is evident yet nice and smooth and not overpowering. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2014
75cl bottle pours with a nice clear deep copper body that supports a mocha colored head. The aroma offers up prunes, brown sugar, raisins, molasses, figs and dates. Nice, these notes are integrated and pretty inviting. The taste is smooth with sweet malts and then figs, dates and prunes swimming in a thin pool of molasses. It stays just like this right into the finish. This is a solid smooth fruity and sweet English style barleywine.

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