Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Reviews by zhanson88:
2.85/5 rDev -29.6%
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep ruby color with quite a bit of carbonation. A good 1" of light khaki head forms, which has very good retention and lacing.
Smell: Smell of caramel, citrus hops, slight oxidation and bourbon, and a hefty dose of alcohol. Honestly is one grew on me after a while, and I'm still not a huge fan. Fusel alcohol really takes this one over.
Taste: Light caramel and oxidation come through first, followed by a big citrus hop punch that seems misplaced. A bit of bourbon and vanilla come through next. Finish is heavy with fusel alcohol.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is actually very pleasant, aside from the highly alcoholic finish. Right at medium bodied with high carbonation and very smooth drinking. Overall, I went from really disliking this beer, to warming up to it after a bit, to dislike again. Too much alcohol, and the citrus hops were not complemented well by the barrel.
05-12-2013 03:56:04 | More by zhanson88
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to bman113vr for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is definitely that of a barrel-aged beer. I get a lot of bourbon and whiskey notes, as well as some toffee, caramel, brown sugar and molasses. The flavor is also very nice. I get some pine from the hops, as well as some brown sugar, molasses, caramel malt and whiskey. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.
05-22-2012 04:16:17 | More by Mora2000
4/5 rDev -1.2%
K&B Wine Cellars
San Diego, CA
A much darker appearance than I anticipated: very dark amber with some ruby and near-purple edges, along with a small khaki colored head, leaving sticky spots and an oily sheen down the glass.
Rich, expressive aroma: lots of burnt sugars (caramels, toffee), definite wood, bready sweetness, mild alcohol presence, and a little bit of dark fruit presence.
The flavor is relatively balanced and drinkable for a beer of this heft: big notes of caramel, toffee, fruit cake, and oak. Mild vanilla, though not as much as I like to find in barrel-aged barleywine.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
08-23-2012 17:16:26 | More by ehammond1
4.33/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
04-14-2012 21:25:50 | More by mrelizabeth
Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead from Hangar 24 Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.