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RATINGS: 96   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy orange copper with a massive beige head and a sour treacle aroma. There is a thick sweet caramel malt flavor with a bitter rye and hop finish. This is a unique brew that varies from the standard barleywine flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010

Bottle 750ml. @ Halloween Tasting by cgarvieuk.

Clear medium orange color with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white yellow head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, sweet orange - citrus. moderate yeasty, overriped fruit, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101030]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7809) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle at Craigs big Edinburgh tasting, this bottle courtesy of ’Craig’, thanks mate. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 Hazy amber pour with a slight orangeyness also in looks and a white bubbly head. Bit boozy, very sweet, some bitterness, bit sticky. I found this fine but nothing special, yes there were hops and a distinct maltiness but it never stood out from the crowd as I hoped it would. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4029) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled, halloween tasting @ cgarvieuk. Dark golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, slightly sour, bit of candy sugar. Taste is sweet malted, little alcohol burn, fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - 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 (6313) - 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 (3900) - 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 (6135) - 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 (2745) - 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 (2879) - 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)


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