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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

248 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 248
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 47
Gots: 109 | FT: 9
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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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

08-23-2014 23:48:00 | More by tobelerone
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +9.6%

08-21-2014 05:26:00 | More by Markopolus
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LaneMeyer

California

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured from a bottle

Nice and hazy, just how I like it. Beautiful brown color hard to describe. Very little head.
Smells of sour cherry, raisins, cinnamon bread with frosting, chocolate.
Big bourbon flavor, cherry, vanilla, spices, finishes with that ethanol taste.
Mouth feel is nice. Not too light.
Overall tasty. Not as good as Sucaba. Wouldn't buy it again for the price.

08-20-2014 04:00:08 | More by LaneMeyer
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2014 19:45:51 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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California

3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

08-17-2014 22:36:31 | More by Rybarra
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-16-2014 01:00:48 | More by BeerBucks
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-15-2014 03:54:26 | More by MonkeyBread
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trippytbta

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-14-2014 22:05:07 | More by trippytbta
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-11-2014 23:05:42 | More by DanGeo
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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-10-2014 22:37:57 | More by mbeerdino21
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Thomas_562

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-10-2014 06:51:27 | More by Thomas_562
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2014 01:19:16 | More by TrojanRB
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle with a cork & cage top. There is no bottling date, but the label is marked to indicate that this particular beer is from March 2014. Poured into an enormous rotund 33 oz snifter, making me feel like I need a smoking jacket to enjoy this beer. It's so hard to resist swirling the beer too.

Appearance - Pours a murky taupe brown that allows just enough light to pass through to reveal some more reddish, russet hues to the overall body. The head builds to about a finger--maybe a finger and a half--before shrinking fairly quickly back down to a generous film that is close to a half finger thick in places, but is bare liquid in others. Inconsistently splayed. Lacing is sudsy and lingers, and when I do tip the glass, it reveals pretty good legs.

Smell - Oh boy, I'm excited to drink this one based on the smell. Harder to detect right out of the fridge, but as it warms I get all sorts of notes of vanilla and light caramel and just enough astringency to provide a boozy bite to the aroma. Underlying it all is a bit of pungent piney hops and of course, a pleasantly spicy bite from the rye grain whiskey barrel. Some notes of oak and tannin as well.

Taste - Unfortunately, the booze peeks through a little more aggressively on the taste than it did in the nose, which serves to muscle out some of those wonderful sweet notes of caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. The hoppiness that was subtly present in the aroma is also more prevalent in the taste, but with less specific pine characteristic and more of a generic bitterness that actually plays nicely with the sweetness of the beer. As with the smell, the rye provides it's unique stamp on the beer, with just a note or two of spiciness and vanilla. The oak is lost a bit in the taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied and slightly viscous, with a low amount of carbonation, with just enough to prevent the beer from becoming syrupy on the tongue. A sweet finish lingers well after the beer is gone.

Overall, a great beer. If I'm being honest, I have a bit of a soft spot for BA barleywines as well as rye whiskey barrels, so the only way I wasn't going to like this one was if it was pretty bad. As my first opportunity trying a beer from Hangar 24, I'm certainly curious to try more, should they present themselves to me.

07-31-2014 22:03:30 | More by LambicPentameter
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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California

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California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Nebraska

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California

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Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead from Hangar 24 Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.