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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 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Corked and Caged relatively expensive 750ml from Whole Foods Hillcrest. Saw this and though hell I haven’t seen this before, and the name and style got me on board. Pours rich orange with a big tan head. Nose is slightly hoppy with a sweet vinous quality. Taste is sweet, with a nice rye hop balance. This is an interesting take on the barleywine, not a bad way to start the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
750mL cork and caged bottle. This one opens with a big pop and pours with a massive bubbly head over a hazy reddish amber body with lots of bubbles streaming to the top. The aroma is interesting as it’s like a cross between a rye pale ale and a barleywine. The first thing I notice is the slightly spicy rye with a solid hoppiness as well. This is complimented by a sweet sugary caramel malt and dark fruit combination in the background. The taste leans more toward a barleywine than the aroma with the sweet caramel malts being more prevalent with a slight citrus hoppiness up front as well. The rye is most evident in the finish where there is a definite spiciness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with tons of carbonation. In fact, the carbonation is probably a little overdone for my liking. The alcohol becomes pretty evident after a few sips. I really like this beer and I like what the rye adds to othe barleywine character. The overcarbonation takes away a bit but it’s still a solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2009
(750ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Hazy dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, yeast, light plum. Taste is medium sweet, yeast, straw, some grapefruit. Medium-full body, moderately acidic, some effervescence. Needs more malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Thanks to Monie & Todd for brining this to The Bruery’s Beer Geek Show & Tell. Lively, malty and tasty, it was good to drink, but give it a year or two and I’d bet it would be excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to SamGamgee: Pours a transparent deep golden bronze with a frothy well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly caramely sweet toasty caramel malts and a touch of light fruitiness. Starts with good fullness and rich toasty light caramel maltiness with some fresh strawberry and light fruity complexity before a drier, more bitter and warming finish. Needs a little more flavor hoppiness with some sweeter malty balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, light floral hops, pine, rye, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of citrus, toasted malts, nuts, vanilla, grapefruit, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, cramel, rye, and dark fruits. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, toasted rye, dark fruits, and caramel. LIght to medium alcohol burn in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy amber with a large foamy white head. Aroma of American hops (citrus, floral and piney), toffee and light dark fruits. Flavor of toasted malt, dark fruits, spicy rye notes, caramel and a good bit of hop flavor and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottled 3/13/2009, thanks to Bman1113vr. Orange body under an off white head. Aroma is yeasty, caramel, and a slight vanilla. Flavor is caramel, dirty, and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2009
750ml from South Bay. A rye whine, eh? I’ll buy that. Nice translucent copper pour with an extremely fast-rising head and abundant lacing. Sharp phenols in the nose along with sweet malts, sharp rye, an almost coconut-like scent in there too. Body is fairly nice, though ultimately could be thicker and the palate bolder. A bit hot to the taste, like an amped up Rye-PA, without the depth of a good BW. Still, there was something about the sweet flavors mixed with the sharp finish that appealed over time. Or maybe that was just the ABV.

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