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RATINGS: 67   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a coating crema head. Nose is strawberry preserves, caramel, raisin, banana and wood. Medium body with zesty, biting carb. Hot with sticky lips. Taste is kind of like it smells but berry note is more earthy with a bitter, grassy finish. Quite boozy, at times medicinal; different, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2155) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle shared in the GTMW ticket line, pours a dark brown with a tan head and a little bit of lacing, aroma has quite a bit of sweetness with caramel and malt, a little bit of dark fruit as well, the flavor was sweet which was expected, some dark fruits in the finish, the abv was tasted though and wasn’t completely hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 2, 2013
750ml bottle via trade. Very murky mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, dates, vanilla and dough. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, alcohol, dried fruit, fruity esters and a light tartness. Medium body with a slightly syrupy mouth feel. Good big sweet English style barley wine, very rich, share this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Brown pour, tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, figs, dates, bruleed sugar, very light hops, sugar cookies. Pretty good...although the ratings may show that this one isnt holding up so well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BBB63 (5746) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
My second 750ml bottle and this one served in my Big Arse Tripel Karmeliet tulip: Mahagany hued with a mostly lasting initial huge head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of raisins, toffee, cotton candy, brown sugar, roast, sour cherries and some acetic notes along with tobacco and earthy notes. Hints of flowers, dill, and cardamom as well. The taste is a hodgepodge of sweet, sour and spice more like a BAD BELGIAN STRONG ale than a Barleywine (English or American). This is cloy sweet with a infected midsection and a fakes spicy finish. DRAIN POUR. Two bottles and the same thing. Utter waste of monies like most of the big bottle offerings from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
750 from Capone’s. Pours thick and muddy brown with minimal head. Nose was big figgy and raisiny fruit, earthy nutty brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Tastes fruity, with a big fig and prune flavor, some mid-palate tartness, some earthy brown sugar, and a fruity tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
750 bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with a small tan head. Nose is malty, caramel, sweet and sugary. Taste starts off malty and chewy, with a lingering sweetness on the end. Thick and chewy with a full flavor profile. This is a big beer that’s meant to be shared.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep brown with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of green apple and toffee with a hint of backing roast and nuttiness. Flavor is similar with some green apple and toffee with the finish having notes of toast, roast and nuttiness.

   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Big aroma of brown sugar, red apple skin, toffee and raisin, some mildly spicy, herbal hop and medicinal alcohol in the background noted, very malty and fruity overall. Cloudy medium red-brown in color, head is fine and lasting. Flavor profile is malty, lightly tart, full of dark fruit, toffeeish and brown sugary sweetness and toasted bread, perhaps a hint of spiced cider in the background, and finishing with more of the dried fruit character. Smooth, coating mouthfeel, low in effervescence with a hugely full body. Very nice stuff, actually. Good English-style Barleywine.

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