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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 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 (2662) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (834) - USA - FEB 10, 2013
there’s a flycatcher with "vermilion" in its name, but the northern cardinal on the label makes sense, since it’s a perennial, and of course the state bird. nobody else thinks this tastes smoked?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2013
750ml Bottle A - Pours mahogany with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Mild lacing. S - Butterscotch & toffee. T - Caramel malt, toffee, fig, raisin, & faint booze. M - Med/full bodied. Tingling carbonation. Long sweet finish. O - Well done, but I prefer some hop notes to add a bit of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz goblet / tulip draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a murky dark brown, with a limited dark khaki head. The aroma is warming toffee, dark fruit, caramel malt sweetness and a warming hint of alcohol in the back. Nice nose. The taste is real big on the toffee and caramel, quite full flavor, transitioning to the plum fruit in the back. Alcohol is present, though primarily in the long malty finish. The palate is heavy to medium bodied, low carbonation level, and the lingering sweet warming booze finish. Nice Barley Wine, I have enjoyed these Perennial beers so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Poured from bottle a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of cherry, vanilla, toffee, licorice, and chocolate. Tastes the same as its aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 27, 2013
aroma really illustrates what they mean by english style barleywine. gone are the massive hops that have been seen in the american rendition of the style and in their place is a nice intriguing mix of cherry, vanilla, anise, chocolate, and some peanut brittle. Beer is black with a light brown head and spotty lacing. Looks very rich. taste is caramel molasses, chocolate, vanilla. Medium to fuller body. Interesting, unique, and memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - 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 (3712) - 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.

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