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RATINGS: 89   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 worldís 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Loud rye meets floral candies and cranberry fruitiness before tart edges are felt in this highly unusual Barley Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy, dull amber.
-Even though I am usually one that loves creativity, I just felt this one wasnít entirely cohesive.
-A nice coniferous edge comes from the hops, but it clashes with the discreet tartness.
-Rye is dominant in the nose and in the flavor profile, in a way Iíve rarely encountered before.
-This is a memorable strong ale for sure, just not one Iíd seek out again.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to joeneugs. Pours a hazy orangish amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma ha a good amount of sweet fruit, with a bit of alcohol and backing rye. Flavor begins with sweet grains and fruit, but has a good amount of rye the comes out in the finish and a hint of hopiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours a cloudy red orange with a fat beige head and lots of lacing. Nose is malts, ripe fruit and flavorful hops.. Body is rich and firm and the carbonation and mouthful is slick and creamy... almost buttery. The flavor is loaded with malt, some. apricot fruit and lots of sweetness. The alcohol is never detected which is real plus. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle: † Muddy caramel in color, large rocky sandy head, sticky lacing, sediment settles at the bottom of the glass. † Sweet caramel and candied citrus peel on the nose. † Has a fruity aspect to it too, almost like a really bright dark pitted fruit. † Glazed/candied walnuts too. † Smells tasty! † Sweet and citrusy caramel on the tongue. † A little young in that its hot, yet the bitterness is not too strong. † Nice malty body, mouthfeel is moderate. † Finishes with lots of sweet candied citrus peel and caramel. † This was pretty tasty. † Only thing I would add is to bump up the body a bit, and maybe give it a little more hops.   Other than that, really enjoyable. † Thanks Richard!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a deep coper with a thin head. Nose is big caramel and definitely on the sweet side. Donít get the huge hops that are advertised. Some spiciness comes across, but mostly sweet. On taste, seems a bit underattenuated and very caramelly. Distant hops, but lacking balance. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2011
(750ml bottle from Whole Foods Hillcrest). Pours a clear dark copper color with a massive khaki head. Active carbonation. Aroma has tart berries, peppery spice and caramel. Taste is tart with some syrupy sweetness. Full bodied with a slick texture. Alcohol is warming, but not overbearing. A unique barleywine because of the tartness, but I think its successful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Batch 66. Pours with a big off white head. Dark ruby red. Nose is of raisins sweet dark fruits and malts. Taste is very dry and crisp, almost no trace of hoppiness. Itís an interesting beer that almost tastes more like a Biere de Garde or possibly a Belgium Strong Ale (canít quite put my finger on it) than a Barley Wine. Not a traditional example of the style but enjoyable none the less. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
shared 750ml cork/cage bottle purchased at Telegraph. deep orange pour with light sediment and a big soft 1-2 finger white head. citrus hop nose with layers of rye, spice, apple, green grape and lemon. big sweet body with spicy rye and smooth citrus bitterness. thin layers of vanilla and figs float through the body. spicy and bitter finish round things out with a lingering orange zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle pours deep amber(almost copper) with an off-white head. Aroma shows toffee covered apples, spicy rye, and a definate oak presence. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, delhi dates, vanilla, and some earthy hops. Overall body is a little thin but itís extremely palatable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Tropical aroma of kiwifruit, tangerine, and whole grapefruit. Quite a delicious aroma for an IPA or IIPA, but this is new to me in a barleywine. Call it a west coast barleywine. Cloudy copper, thin yellow head. Medium body, lightly spritzy, rather hot. Flavor is triple sec, whole grapefruit, whole overripe oranges. Finishes with just a bit of orange peel. Drinks more like an IIPA. Tropical hop profile doesnít comport with how Iíve come to know barleywines, but Iím open to a redefinition. Pretty nice.

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