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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pour is a dark red with a small head. Aroma is sweet molasses malt with some toffee and alcohol. Flavor is a nice caramel malt with some earthyness and a big dose of alcohol. Very sweet and malt forward and a way big alcohol presence. This is a beer to lay down for a year or two. Right now it is a huge malt bomb with a lot of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at Kellehers, Peoria. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity and alcohol. Taste is dark fruits, roasted malt, a nice sweet aftertaste. Alc is more noticeable at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
On tap. Comes a rich brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is caramel, plums, raisins, toffee, and alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
January 24, 2013 on tap at brewery. Dark brown with limited head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2013
(sample at brewpub) brown with malt and alcohol aroma. Flavor of caramel malts, dark fruits, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at Perennial. Pours a golden deep brown color with off white head. Caramel, chocolate sweet, a touch of oak and booziness. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Tap @ Perennial. Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, raisin, plum, caramel aroma. Very fruity (plum, dark grape, fig), somewhat sweet but well balanced, caramel, brown sugar flavor. Definitely a solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Tasted from bottle into a snifter. It poured a dark, hazy, brown colour with beige foam, somewhat lasting with a little lace. Rich toffee and sticky candy sweetness. Hints of marshmallows, vanilla cream soda, caramel, apricots, hard cider. Heavy body, almost cloying mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation, very boozy. Big and bold, but a bit of a malt-bomb. Perhaps it would be more harmonious and complex with some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma is very bready and has dark toffee, rich apple, very toasty malt, anise, spice, cream vanilla and earthy English yeast. It has a thick rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with dark toffee, bread, licorice, brown sugar, earthy yeast and prevalent alcohol. The finish is sweeter and shows more alcohol, dates and figs. This is good but a bit rich for my tastes these days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - 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.

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