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RATINGS: 73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared with friends. While I’ve enjoyed everything from Perennial so far this would have to be my least favorite. It sort of reminded me of burn tree bark, if that makes sense. I wanted to enjoy it but nothing really popped out at me and kept my attention.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2419) - 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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 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 15/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar, oak, dark fruit. Taste is bready malt, caramel, marzipan, plums, figs, booze. Medium to full body, quite high carbonation for the style / ABV, slight alcoholic finish. Decent, but rather sweet

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2099) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2094) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle - brown/dark amber pour with a beige head. Sweet malts, caramel, slight floral and hoppy undertones, syrup, toffee, slight spice, wood, resinous, interesting sweet/bitter balance. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 27, 2014
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. Nearly opaque, mahogany-red with a large, creamy, khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of toffee, booze, caramel, golden raisins, peaches, pine and raisin bread. Taste of caramel, sweet peaches, pine, toffee, booze, orange, brown sugar, raisins and blackberries. Very full body and medium/low carbonization. A complex and delicious barleywine with a nice mix of sweet malt and fruity hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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