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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours an cloudy orange-brown with large head. Nose is of caramel, light yeast, some hops. Malty backbone and fairly hoppy for a barley wine. Alcohol and some astringence in the finsh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6042) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
750 ml bottle via a trade I did a few years ago. Can’t remember who sent it- thanks, Southern California nice guy! Bottled 4 February 2010. I actually thought it was older by a year or so. Anyway, pours a somewhat cloudy amber color with some red-orange hue and a moderate off-white head. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, rye, dried fruits (raisin, fig), and a steady, warming booze throughout. The hops have pretty much died here due to my 3+ year cellaring of it. Medium-bodied, with a boozy, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonatoin. Nice barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Pours amber with a large creamy tan head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is malt, hops, rye, spices, esthers, yeast, citrus, banana, a little earthiness. Flavor is alcoholic, malts, spices, esthers, yeasts, phenols, bitter grapefruit zest, hops, dough, rye. Alcohol is very apparent and distracting in this brew despite all the other good qualities that are displayed. Strange, alcopop barleywine. But not overly horrible if you can get past the booziness. I wish Superdave were here to chug the rest of this, but since he’s not here I go!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle: Deep copper with a big fading light tan head. Dry yeast character in the aroma- almost like brett- some rustic charcter, bitter fruit skin tannins and a light malt sweetness giving off vanilla and fig. Quite fluffy on the palate. Feels like a Belgian yeast (wild). Spicy yeast character dries out the caramel malt and dark fruit (fig). Peppery on the back. An interesting, rustic Barley Wine.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - 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.

3.5
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6498) - 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.


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