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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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The rhinoceros may not be the king of the jungle, but he commands respect nonetheless. Powerful and distinctive, Telegraph Rhinoceros pays homage to one of the world’s most majestic and endangered creatures. Brewed with a hefty dose of rye malt and balanced by a ridiculous amount of hops, our "rye wine" is truly a unique beast. Be careful... this rhino may seem mellow at first, but is known to charge unexpectedly!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Toasty, hints of caramel, bready aroma, moderate, woody hops yielding a balanced finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
holy nuts this is good. On tap at Kinetic Brewing company. Nose of light stone fruits, peaches, apricots, vanilla, florals. Pours a light yellow with a large head for a beer this heft. Taste is sweet and light with a very hidden alcohol presence. This almost comes across as refreshing. Overall I am going to make sure to pick this up next timeI see it. DEFINITELY! NOT a barleywine! but something to seek out for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
His beer is very interesting. It has a lot of light and delicate flavors in the background like sour, tart, spice, grain. While a big sweet and hops is up front. Complex rye wine. Delicious really. Has an exotic appeal. Rich tart caramel finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2486) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Corked bottle from Valley Farm Market. Hazy dark amber brown in color. A lot of foam welling up. Nose is slightly sweet with some dark fruit and fig. Quite sweet up front. Slick and full bodied. Sweet seems to dominate this brew. Seems like a little bit of a rye twang as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Pretty tasty. Batch 79, 10% ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
750 ml bottle–thanks to a generous trader-pours hazy copper with a tan head. Aroma is light/medium fruit, malty/wheat. Taste is light/medium fruit-pear, spice hops, rye/malty/wheat-caramel/toast. 3.4 OK, as it warms, [1st glass I let warm to maybe 40, 2nd glass to mid/upper 40s] nice softening and some more esters+flavors. 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Corked bottle and served in NB worthy glass: Pours a deep amber with a small but lasting frothy head, spotty lace and some oily legs. The aroma has notes of crystal/caramel, bready pale, and slight roast malts. Some apple, pear, and grape fruity esters along with a dash of white pepper and dank. The rye seems to come out after warming up and really adds nice depth. The taste is smooth hybrid of an American and an English Barley Wine... heavy malt profile but the rye and brash dank American hops really keeps this in harmony and balance. I like the combination of tropical and orchard fruits The rye overtones makes this beer IMO. Yes, it is still a bit hot and forward making me think it cellar worthy but alas I only bought one bottle. The mouth feel is brash, aggressive and pungent with an minerally background. A nice BW which I come about after these years is not my favorite style. I would buy again only to lay down for 3-5 years.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4220) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber pour, off white head. Sweetness, stone fruit, caramel, sugary, cardboard, and some bittering hops. Not a very good barleywine, and not my favorite style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Shared at a tasting by a friend. Amber pour with a white head. Fruity aroma with a Little floral hop smell. Flavor has a lot of fruit character and malty. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap. Pours mostly clear amber with thin, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, honey, grassy hops, apples, wheat, and faint molasses. Flavor is sweet malt forward wig good supporting fruit esters and faint hops; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie and toast malt, dates, light alcohol bubble gum esters. Flavor is malt dominant with alcohol, bubble gum esters, fruit notes, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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