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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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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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dragonx2099


1/5  rDev -75.3%

02-26-2013 06:38:59 | More by dragonx2099
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HopHead84

California

1.7/5  rDev -58%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

4/27/2012

Thanks! Snifter.

A: Dark amber with a frothy beige head.

S: Intense fusel alcohol with some caramel and earth. The booze is harsh and there's some nail polish as well. Incredibly brash, harsh, and bland.

T: The taste is even worse. More fusel alcohol, reminiscent of grain alcohol. Really harsh with no redeeming qualities. There's a little caramel, I suppose, but any traditional barleywine notes are lost in a sea of booziness and astringency.

M: Incredibly thin and watery with low carbonation.

Overall: I expected a pretty good beer when I heard about this because I enjoyed the other beers in this series. I'm relieved I didn't buy a bottle of this. I don't know if it was this particular bottle or the beer in general, but this was terrible. Everyone dumped it out.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 18:34:33 | More by HopHead84
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gpleiss


2/5  rDev -50.6%

06-03-2012 18:04:45 | More by gpleiss
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

02-22-2014 14:42:04 | More by ThatsThatDude
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

01-06-2014 00:49:00 | More by kscaldef
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zhanson88

California

2.85/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Bottle 3730/5520.

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:56:04 | More by zhanson88
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kojevergas

Texas

2.94/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

"Barleywine style ale aged in rye whiskey and bourbon barrels." 2013 vintage. 12.4% ABV according to my bottle. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with interesting label art and hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I like the brewery but wasn't a big fan of Pugachev's Cobra. Bottle #3905 out of 8282.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of light khaki colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Retention is average - about 2 minutes. Light lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a murky dull nontransparent dark brown. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Low vibrance.

Not much to look at, but I'm optimistic.

Sm: Vanilla, bourbon, a bit of wood. Not much rich toasty oak. No spicy whiskey. Brown malts. Biscuit malts. Toffee. Caramel. Cream. No yeast character, hop character, or booze. A mild strength aroma. Not very evocative - especially considering the style.

T: Caramel, toffee. A bit of vanilla. The bourbon isn't particularly evocative; just some vanilla. No toasty oak or anything interesting. The whiskey is similarly boring; no spiciness or anything of interest. Brown malts. No yeast character or hop character comes through. Some alcohol, definitely. A bit of cream. Vague hints of buried dark fruit. Largely imbalanced. Not much complexity or subtlety here. Kind of a mess. I like elements of it, but it's not gestalt or particularly cohesive.

Flavour intensity is above average. Flavour duration and depth are average.

I don't notice any off-flavours.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly creamy up front. Somewhat overcarbonated. Alcohol has a warm presence. Suits the flavour profile only generally; doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. Thick. Not syrupy, fortunately.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but I definitely wouldn't get it again and it'll take effort to kill this bottle alone. A largely forgettable barleywine from Hangar 24. Not sure the bourbon and whiskey aging really did much. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. It'll get you drunk...

C

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 22:03:58 | More by kojevergas
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

06-29-2014 05:19:12 | More by facesnorth
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djmichaelk

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-10-2014 04:55:45 | More by djmichaelk
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leodarko

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

06-21-2012 18:53:11 | More by leodarko
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Treebs

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle served in a CCB snifter. Bottle # 2560/5520.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with a light white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring.

S: Whiskey barrel, oak and dark fruit flavors. Light hopping with a tad of oxidation? A little paper.

T: Same as the nose with a touch more oxidized flavors. It's much more hot than the nose suggests as well. Sweet whiskey barrel, some light hopping, but mostly oxidation with whiskey.

M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level.

O: I've heard there's some bottle variation with Hangar 24 so I'm hoping that's the case here. I'd like to revisit in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 12:57:06 | More by Treebs
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-24-2013 19:34:31 | More by acurtis
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bccocx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-04-2014 04:46:23 | More by bccocx
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skunk242

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-04-2012 17:52:09 | More by skunk242
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WeisGuy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-11-2014 14:02:49 | More by WeisGuy
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-27-2012 05:57:01 | More by arash1000
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KevT

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-01-2013 14:14:38 | More by KevT
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bird22

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-16-2013 19:52:31 | More by bird22
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spoonsock

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-24-2014 06:58:31 | More by spoonsock
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Romulux

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-01-2012 01:15:43 | More by Romulux
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pmoney

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-01-2013 18:48:36 | More by pmoney
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Liondiscs

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-29-2013 22:45:30 | More by Liondiscs
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-23-2014 22:56:32 | More by dfhhead25
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ScaryHairy44

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-24-2012 05:43:30 | More by ScaryHairy44
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mrhirshybar for the bottle!

Pours a cloudy brown with mahogany hues. Small off-white head leaving clumps of retention.

Very boozy and sweet aroma. Loads of caramel and brown sugar along with a ton of wood, a little coconut and spice perhaps from the brand of whiskey used.

Booziness overpowers the sweet. Some burnt caramel, but otherwise not overly sweet. Boozy but a little bit unbalanced. Whiskey and bourbon clash a bit with the base beer and the spiciness is a bit weird, but better as it warms.

Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation levels are medium which is on the higher side for this style, but it works.

Not my favorite, but there is potential. Fresh it is a bit unrefined and flavors don't meld quite as much as I'd like, BUT if the spice fade, the booze integrates a bit better and the rich toffee and caramel come out a bit more with age which are all things I could see happening with this, it'll be good down the line so hold onto these for a bit longer. Enjoyable now, but I could see this being much better in six months.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 23:46:16 | More by jmarsh123
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Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead from Hangar 24 Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.