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Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Barrel Roll No. 4 HammerheadBarrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 232
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 47
Gots: 109 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-12-2012)
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Reviews by Drinkerofales:
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Drinkerofales

California

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2942/5520

Well, something special here. Barrel aged barley wines are quickly becoming a favorite. Glad to see something new in the store, especially special releases as this one.

Pours very opaque brown, no light shines through. A thick dense khaki head forms and leaves thick oily lacing, and is well retained by the constant supply of bubbles sliding up the snifter.

Smells of bourbon, rich, vanilla, woody, boozy, with hints of the whiskey as well. Very strong.

Taste is complex, bourbon, whiskey, roasted malts, wood, vanilla, and while it has ok balance, I feel this the least balanced part of the beer.

Feel is wicked evil smooth. While there is no attempt to hide the huge ABV, it's still drinks rather well. Thick viscosity reminds me of the Sucaba(Abacus).

As mentioned, this is very reminiscent of other BABW's, not as good as some, but better than others. I will get another to age.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 18:56:19 | More by Drinkerofales
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml of the 2014 bottling, poured into a FFF/DMC snifter 6/21/2014.

A- Clear, dark brown body with a one finger tan head, virtually no retention, no lacing. Pours thick and syrupy.

S- Molasses, rye whiskey, dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, toffee.

F- Toffee, rye whiskey, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, molasses. Sweet barleywine with notes of the whiskey barrels used here. It just doesn't come together very well as I'd expect it to.

M- Fuller bodied, low in carbonation, sticky and slick. A bit boozy in taste and feel.

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A: Pours a dark, dark brown with a big, very dense light brown head. Good head retention and loads of thick lacing. Nice island of foam.

S: Nice rye whiskey aroma right off the bat. Brown sugar and light caramel. Lightly oaky. Mild raisins to boot. Love the smell of rye whiskey so I really enjoyed this.

T: Loads of rye whiskey up front. Nice sweetening caramel and loads and loads of oak. Get a piney hop flavor immediately afterwards. Quite a bit of what seems like oxidation in the middle. Like drinking dusty paper. Then comes toffee and caramel malt. Light bitterness in the finish with lots of pine and herbal spices. Oaky and piney in the finish. Oak lingers between sips with a brittle-like sweetness.

M: Heavy and sticky. Mildly bitter.

O: Huh, not sure how to score this one. I swear it's got signs of oxidation but only in the middle and lingering between sips. It's either oxidation or some sort of unfamiliar hop flavor is all I can think. I checked through the reviews and there were several mentions of oxidation so either other people are also getting tricked or there's some sort of odd off (or intended) flavor in this. It's really not that bad but the off flavors really stood out for me. They just really clash with the typical barrel-aged barleywine flavors (smooth, sweet, malty)

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smakawhat

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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottle 311 out of 7587, March 2014. Very mild pop off the cork.

A real nice thick creamy light beige creme brulee head, virtually thin like a sheet of ice, but standing tall with easily two fingers. Body is a bit murky brown and reddish colored, with a bit of clarity looking up from below. Pretty solid, with a real impressive head.

Nose is interesting. Whiffs of salt and that pickle brine smell. Faint soft caramel sweetness, a bit of salty butterscotch and tannic wood to match. Very impressive, it is however a bit clashing, and there's minimal hop aroma.

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750mL bottle from j47paco (thanks yet again!). March 2014 release. Served in my Phish snifter.

Pours a ruddy mahogany with a one and a half finger off-white head. A modest layer of froth and a healthy halo persist, leaving a good bit of chunky lace.

Sweet, inviting aromas of vanilla, bourbon, toffee and caramel with a faint earthiness hiding in the background.

Taste follows the nose quite well with it's rich layers of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, caramel, mild oaken char, brown sugar, leather, fruit skins, hints of earthy floral bitterness, some rye-like spicey character and a little booze. Quite delicious, this goes down dangerously easily for it's double digit abv. The barrel aging definately tones down any bitterness but there's still just enough to distinguish this as American instead of English style.

Creamy medium full body with moderate carbonation. Pleasing, tongue coating aftertaste of bourbon, toffee, oaky vanilla and brown sugar.

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Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead from Hangar 24 Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.