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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark ruby colour with a golden tint and a small, lightly tanned head. Some floaters. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, dark, dried fruits, oak and a vinous note. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily feel and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with toasted malts and overripe fruits. Excellent BW.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1866) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1842) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1606) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1521) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1435) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1426) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle provided by Ralf the angry German. Prost! A medium bodied Barleywine that is brown and a bit murky in the glass. Bigger plum finish than the rest of the big malt body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at mekong. Not to sweet but more than I like. If don't need to chase. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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