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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. Its strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1626) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
Type: 250-ml can (8.4 oz.) Glass: Clear tumbler glass From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $3.79 Purchased: Feb. 26, 2016 Consumed: March 12, 2016 Misc.: Canned on Dec. 17, 2015 at 6:03 p.m. PT Not a huge fan of American Barleywines, so not expecting much from this. Kind of perplexed by the tiny cans, which Ive seen recently in four-packs. Thinking a 22-oz. bomber would be better (and maybe more affordable). Poured an auburn, amber, clear color with 1-2 fingers of off-white, rocky head. Some bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Minima retention. (Sight - 3.50) Smelled toffee, caramel, Citra hops, brown sugar (kind of like Brown Shugga), apple, slight hints of cinnamon and oak. Not smelling like 11.5 pct. (Smell - 3.75) Taste pretty much followed the nose. Getting sugary caramel, toffee, toasted brown sugar, oak, Citra zest, woody pine, light grapefruit, hints of vanilla, bitter citrus rind and red apple. (Taste - 4.00) Medium body. Oily-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, boozy, somewhat oaky finish. (Feel - 4.00) This was pretty good for the style and definitely better than I thought it was going to be. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00) 3.91 88 B+

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4177) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2016
Tiny can from 7 eleven in Kittery. Pours a deep copper color with a decent sized off white head that persists. Big fruity caramel notes with a bit of alcohol presence. Strong tropical especially pineapple notes with lots of resinous pine hops. Sweet almost sticky mouth. Light carbonation. Decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8018) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
8-oz can. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense little disc of tan mousse on top that disappears. Bright sweet caramel and floral/fruity hop notes on the nose. Creamy thick body, almost sticky. Caramel, treacle, shortbread, floral, and fruity notes on the mid palate. Amazingly not cloying, given that almost all the notes in the flavor profile are sugary sweet. Creamy sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a hazy mahogany color with a creamy off white head. Notes of brown sugar, fig, and a faint citrus. Toffee finish. Sweet mouthfeel but not overly done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7647) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Small can. Clear brown pour. Toffee and caramel and some brown sugar. Hides ABV. Sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2671) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Loved the small cangood for big abvbeers like this one. Overall, pretty nice barley wine. Bright citrus hops, toffee and vanilla taste, some apple in there as well. Surprisingly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Tiny 8.4 oz can, served in a tulip glass (as an aside, this is the perfect size for a Barleywine, for that matter a big imperial IPA or stout as well, Im quite surprised that other brewers havent jumped on this by now....). Pours clear bright amber with a decided reddish hue, very thin off-white head. Aroma is heavily sweet caramel malt, lightly roasty, slightly boozy on the finish. Taste is syrupy caramel malt, big flavor while still maintaining moderate mouthfeel. Oaky, roasty, and dry on the the finish. Very clean overall for a barleywine. Easy drinking for ~12%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3573) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
I was expecting more from this given the brewer. Kind of thin in flavor. Caramel, banana bread thats light on the bananas, hop bitterness to balance. Not bad, just underwhelming for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Flavors of pine and spruce, toasted malts and sweet malts. Really a thick syrupy IIPA. Ok by that standards.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Wow. Super smooth, ABV well hidden, and not as much hops as I expected at 92 IBUs. Delicious. Tasted at 55F.


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