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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9001) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, about a year old. Pours a hazy dark rust color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades almost instantly. Aroma of toffee, anise, apple, dark fruits. The taste is toffee malt, maple syrup, anise, spice, mild butter hops. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, decent balance, fairly strong heat. Hard to be disappointed when your expectations are so low, but this is decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Brown with a small head. A bit of vanilla and toffee. Notes of licorice. Herbal spiciness. The taste is smokey herbs. Chocolate. Toffee and cocoa. Moderately spicy. Full body, soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at mekong. Not to sweet but more than I like. If don't need to chase. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle provided by Ralf the angry German. Prost! A medium bodied Barleywine that is brown and a bit murky in the glass. Bigger plum finish than the rest of the big malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Clear medium to dark amber brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, dusty malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, wood. ash, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130810]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5918) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor had caramel, maple, dark fruits, raisins, sweet, but not overly so, light spices , wood, mild bitterness at the finish. This was pretty tasty and had just enough other things going on to balance the sweetness of the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Tasting 2013 - London. Pours hazy amber with a creamy, beige head. Ripe, aged fruits in the nose, some berries especially. Medium sweet flavor with rich peat and candied ham. Big bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with more smokey peat and ham. Nice, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13803) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. ARoma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, some nuts, caramel and toffee. Flavour: Alcohol, ripe fruits, sweetness, oak, light herbs. Medium to full bodied. ends full of ripe fruits, caramel and sweetness. Light alcohol bite on lips and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark ruby colour with a golden tint and a small, lightly tanned head. Some floaters. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, dark, dried fruits, oak and a vinous note. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily feel and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with toasted malts and overripe fruits. Excellent BW.

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