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The Brew Kettle Jackhammer Barleywine - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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The Brew Kettle Jackhammer BarleywineThe Brew Kettle Jackhammer Barleywine

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jampics2 on 05-31-2010

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 8
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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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1.88/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Basic barely wine a little flavor that's about it

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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with a white head and lacing. Perfect clarity and a good looking brew. Great malty aroma that also has some fig and plum. The taste is very close to that, raisin, fig jelly, brown sugar and really just a juicy malt bomb. Just enough hop bitterness to keep things interesting and balanced. Full, lush body with ample carbonation. Quite a beer. This brewery has continued to impress me over the years.

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3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy light brown with a 1/2-finger head
S: Caramel, raisin, sweet malts... think a nice bread pudding
T: Matches the nose, adding brown sugar and cherries
M: A big beer, fairly balanced overall, just a hint of alcohol
O: A really good example of the style. I find many barleywines to be out of balance whether too sweet or too boozy, this one is not at all

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of siege06nd
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a slightly cloudy, radiant copper color. A really nice cherry glow. Half finger of relatively loose cream colored head that retains nicely. Lacing is also fairly spotty.

S. Lots of caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, and toasted bread. Little bit of earthy hop character as well.

T. Toasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, ripe cherries and raisin. Some zesty hops on the finish, but those are subdued. This is a delicious English Barleywine, exceptionally well-rounded and flavorful.

M. Full-bodied, balanced, well rounded with just the right amount of carbonation.

O. An excellent English Barleywine...quite a surprise. I'm not sure how often they bottle this, this was picked up for me sometime Late Summer/Fall 2011, but hopefully this is a recurring release from Brew Kettle. A very balanced and malt forward barleywine with lots of toffee and marshmallow qualities. This is great stuff here.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Listed at 10.2% at Bodega on 2/17, review from notes.

Ruddy copper/bronze color. Served with zero head in a shaker pint (ugh, really 'dega??)

Malty sweet flavor on this English Barleywine. Fairly bitter.

The mouthfeel is extremely dry, bordering on husky. Not hot but the booze is quite apparent.

Overall I just found this to be a bit much to drink while out at the bar. The serving size was also a big problem.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Green waxed bomber, thanks Ryan. Cheers!

Poured into oversized snifter. Even with a moderately aggressive pour there is minimal head produced. Short off white colored head fades quickly but leaves a decent amount of lacing behind. Molten caramel body is slightly hazy, beautiful glowing orange color when held to the light.

The aroma is classic English Barleywine. Warm toasted bread melds with caramel and raisin up front. Bits of burnt sugar and booze are set just behind. Very smooth and balanced aroma. The hop presence is very muted in the nose.

The flavor begins very sweet up front loaded with plenty of caramel and brown sugar. A pleasant hop bitterness develops just behind to provide some balance. Bit of molasses and raisin flavors provide a bit of depth on the mid palate. The flavors meld as they move towards the back of the tongue, leaving only a light sweetness behind. Subtle oxidation flavor can be noted but this works very well in this specific beer.

Full bodied barleywine, low and appropriate carbonation. Very thick and smooth texture. There is a bit of heat that lingers in the back of the throat. The finish is long as should be expected.

Very good beer, outstanding representation of the style. Jackhammer is a big beer, no doubt, but the booze is very well hidden and it is quite easy to drink. Excellent beer to sip on a cold winter night.

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The Brew Kettle Jackhammer Barleywine from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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