Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Reviews by mrelizabeth:
4.33/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Local Habit. A bit pricey for a 10 oz, due to its 13.8 abv. ($8.50)
a- opaque red, short off-white head.
s- barley, barley, barley. whiskey. little to hint that you are about to drink a beer.
t- sweet barleywine, then rye whiskey. lots and lots of whiskey. there are some hops hidden there, somewhere.
m- thick and mysterious. whiskeybeer.
o- sipped this badboy on a cold night in San Diego. perfect for warming up your tongue. tastes like they were able to leech out some of that devil's cut in those rye whiskey barrels. brilliant and tasty beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2012 21:25:50 | More by mrelizabeth
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3.66/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
O- Decent example of the style; it is certainly a very sweet and boozy barleywine but it seems like such a chore to drink in comparison to the better rated barrel-aged barleywines out there. I'd suppose I'd say it's fairly messy and not particularly well-executed.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 07:52:23 | More by Stevedore
3.79/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2014 batch, bottle 1260/7587
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)
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 04:31:13 | More by Dope
Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead from Hangar 24 Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.