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RATINGS: 75   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Chestnut brown with a beige head. Caramel, wood, smoke, spicy, light chocolate, warming alcohol, light fruity hop notes. Oily/sticky texture, sweet but also roasted bitterness, full body. Different, but I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (597) - - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy - almost opaque - dark brown with a smallish, beige head. Quite some charred wood in the nose combined with toast and burned caramel. Rich, sweet body, heavy caramel and again a fairly massive smoky note - very untraditional for the style. Some warming alcohol in the finish. 130913

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with weak hints of dark fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3142) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Chesnut copper colour with a small head. Sweet caramel in the aroma. Flavour has some more treacle and toffee notes. light spice. Medium full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Dark chestnut/mahogony brown with a thin light tan covering. Nose is light fart, toffee, sugars, whiff of smoke, woody notes. Taste comprises grain, sugars, medicinal notes, TCP, toffee, light smoke, dark fruits. Medium bodied for 10%, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Not unpleasant but not a barley wine I’d bother revisiting, lacks depth for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Dark amber - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Light palate, dry and a little soft. Sweet malty chocolate. Tastes like Maltesers! Light smooth finish, with some dark chocolate coming through. Nice beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours cloudy mahogany brown with a small light tan head. The nose is toasty, toffee, wood, spice, light smoke, brown bread and varnish. The taste is caramel, toffee, raisin, sultana, wood, light charred wood, earth, decent bitterness, cocoa and light alcohol warmth. Full body and moderate carbonation. A touch sweet, but well put together. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1435) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white head. Lots of dark fruit in the nose with a hint of chocolate. Taste is the same and packs a strong alcoholic punch. Palate is round and full. This is a great winter warmer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Coconut, chocolate and caramel aroma. Quite an earthy taste. Bit of caramel and seemingly cucumber(??) in there. I like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2013 Shindig. Cloudy chestnut brown colour, thin white head. Nose is damp, musty, not right. Taste is a lot better. Aged wood, barbecued meat, smokey maple wood, caramel. Big bold flavours and pungent, a little too potent for my palate. Dodgy smell.


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