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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2010 bottle at halloweeen tasting ... copper ... bubbly white head ... sweet yeast ... light fruit nose ... sweet fruit ... light hop ... light oxidation ... sweet fruits ... nice but heavy ...3.5 tk2 ... sealed bottle few days later ... copper ... light sweet toffee nose ... juicy malts ... little plum ... little orange ... not as heavy today 3.6

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep orange-amber with a massive lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, nuts, dark fruit, some pepper and alcohol. Sweet flavour of malt, hops, plenty of alcohol, dark fruit and a long boozy bitter finish. Some sour notes in there too. Thick bodied. Not great, just good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
750 ml from Country Club. I ahd been looking since early summer for this one and it pops up at the nearest liquor store. Nose of brown sugar, nuttiness, and some prunes. Hazy copper with a huge yellow-beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet with a moderate amount of contrasting bitterness, raisins, and some alcohol warmth. Different take on a barleywine but pretty tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
August 19, 2010 - my 750ml corked & caged bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus. Very bright clear amber with a huge lasting fluffy/foamy off-white head. Somewhat lemony aroma, background caramel malt and herbal bitterness, definitely alcohol there, but not like 10% (7-). Tastes of caramel malt, but dry herbal bitterness, but the alcohol and hugely acidic lemon character don’t allow this to balance out at all, it kept attacking my palate with sweet, then sour, then bitter, always boozy - a bit off-putting. Slick and stick mouthfeel, borderline chewy, what malt there is fades fast, leaving a very odd harsh and acidic bitter/dry coating on the tongue - very odd barleywine, didn’t really care for it much.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2671) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 19, 2010
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Ruby red with a decent off white head. Aroma: spicy, a little nutty, cherry and alcohol definitely present. Flavour: super alcoholic, bitter cherry, lots of malt, almost brought on indigestion immediately, lots and lots of carbonation, burning alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
750ml bottle. Rating #37. Poured really thick out of the bottle, lots of carbonation leading to a huge and long lasting light dusty-white head with real nice lacing, the color was light brown with a little orange. Sweet belgianesque aroma, yeasty a bit peppery as well, very unusual for a barleywine. Velvety texture, moderate bitterness and a little rich maltiness as well and a little bit of an alcohol burn down the back of the throat, interesting and pretty good. (1273)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2136) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
750 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a murky copper color with a medium off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is medium in strength with roasted barley, grapes, apricots and almonds. The flavor is a mixed bag with sour, sweet and biter notes; featuring candied apricots, biter almonds and funky yeast.. The palate is full and malty with lively carbonation. The finish is long and semisweet with a touch of alcohol. Overall: A very tasty barleywine, not bad, not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
from a 750mL.sweet ,thick head,smells banana like,It’s a user friendly beer for a barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11088) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
C&C 750 from South Bay Drug. Pours hazy, rather pale blood orange with a foamy beige head. Body is thick and carbonation is creamy/foamy. Flavor is lots of malt, kind of rough like rye, something like apricot, and enough hop to pretty much balance out what must be a lot of sugar. There’s a whole lot of flavor here. Wow. Very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
Rating #1234. Bottle shared by Patrick. Pours hazy orangish amber color with off white head. Floral and spicy aromas with some hoppiness. Flavor has some spiciness from the rye and some bittter hops with mild sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9


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