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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Raisiny and cherry aromas, some caramel, hints of roasted grain. Murky bronze with burnt orange highlights, mostly fading off-white head. Mostly dry, big dried fruit flavors, figs, somewhat herbaceous. Full bodied, thick and chewy, savory sense of strength.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (720) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (711) - Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
From Keir. Thanks! A: Dark red bordering on brown. Very thin mocha head. Decent lacing. N: Cherry, toffee, cocoa, caramale, maltballs with a touch of hops. T: Chalky malt with a solid hop base. Typical of the style. Medium heavy and a touch oily. O: A positive rendition of the style that’s flavorful and nearly put me to bed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (683) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (529) - - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a cloudy - almost opaque - dark brown with a smallish, beige head. Quite some charred wood in the nose combined with toast and burned caramel. Rich, sweet body, heavy caramel and again a fairly massive smoky note - very untraditional for the style. Some warming alcohol in the finish. 130913

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (511) - - MAR 25, 2014
Tap at brewers republic, Colorado Springs. Caramel and toffee malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and just a hint of booze. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue and a thin tan head and very little lacing. Sweet caramel malt with some toffee notes to start. Finishes dry with notes of dark fruit and some hop bitterness at the very end. Nice, well balanced barley wine.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (321) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Foamy head and sugar crystal aroma with a red brown dark color. Has a sweet finish with a malty finish.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HellesBunny666 (159) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Dark fruit, raisins, sugar, caramel. Very boozy feeling with a thick body. Figs, roasted nuts, dried fruit.

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