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Perennial Vermilion Winter Ale

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RATINGS: 76   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - 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.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BiiruBierBeer (179) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Boozy gross minerally smell. Copper penny and pool water taste. Not a good beer at all and definitely one of the worst barley wines I have had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This one poured a darker orange color with an off white head. Aroma was big caramel, toast, and booze. Flavor was abundantly sweet and malty, not much complexity or balance unfortunately.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy ruby hazel color, medium creamy tan-orange head that dissipates slowly leaving really nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, toffee, pumpernickel, some dried fruit. Flavor is medium sweet with light plus bitterness, some pine notes balancing a lot of caramel, toffee, raisin and dark bread. A bit hot. Medium body with some creaminess. Pretty solid.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Dark malty, sweet and fruit flavors. Aromas are dark and sweet. Very sweet barley wine, no real hop presence, which is what I prefer.

4.1
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft - Chocolate, mint and spice. Jet mahogany with a rich beige. Sweet vinous, cherry, chocolate and minty spice. Very much Christmas.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HellesBunny666 (198) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Dark fruit, raisins, sugar, caramel. Very boozy feeling with a thick body. Figs, roasted nuts, dried fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1038) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Raisiny and cherry aromas, some caramel, hints of roasted grain. Murky bronze with burnt orange highlights, mostly fading off-white head. Mostly dry, big dried fruit flavors, figs, somewhat herbaceous. Full bodied, thick and chewy, savory sense of strength.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (554) - - MAR 25, 2014
Tap at brewers republic, Colorado Springs. Caramel and toffee malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and just a hint of booze. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue and a thin tan head and very little lacing. Sweet caramel malt with some toffee notes to start. Finishes dry with notes of dark fruit and some hop bitterness at the very end. Nice, well balanced barley wine.


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