Vermilion Barleywine - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
4.09/5 rDev +3.8%
Poured from tap into snifter at flying saucer in Kansas city. Pours a deep brown amber with a finger of tan head. Nice chewey sticky head. Great boozey fig and dried fruit aroma..some slight oaky vanilla notes. Nice warming dried fruit...lots of date and sweet vanilla. A bit boozey and sweet but nice.
Overall, nice strong brew.
03-06-2013 23:02:45 | More by DrinkSlurm
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4.01/5 rDev +1.8%
750ml brown bottle, no freshness date though this beer is cellar strength.
Dark rusty brown color, some haze. Thin lacing but it sticks around. Caramel, booze, anise, taffy, hermit cookies, toasted bread and ripe figs make for a complex nose. Super creamy, thick body with a light level of carbonation. Very figgy, suggestions of chocolate, brown bread, grapenuts and caramel. Very warming but not hot at all. Balance hopping with a slightly sweet boozy finish.
Very tasty and definitely comparable to many of the old school English Barleywines, no many beer get "better" with age ... most just evolve. My guess is that this will do both though it is great to drink right now as well.
02-26-2013 01:17:28 | More by Jason
3.53/5 rDev -10.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep amber with some reddish tones. Kinda hazy. Small white head.
Smell - Caramel and some fruity aromas. Deep nuttiness and some toffee. Smells very sweet,
Taste - Very sweet. Caramel and apple fruitiness. Toffee. Big sugar bomb. Some specialty malt flavors linger.
Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation.
Overall - This would do well in a barrel. Sugar bomb.
01-21-2014 02:36:36 | More by Alieniloquium
3.86/5 rDev -2%
Poured from 750 ml bottle into Old Guardian glass. No visible bottle date.
A: Pours a deep chestnut brown with slight tan head that settled immediately to a thin ring around the edge. Zero lacing.
S: Caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg.
T: Sweet caramel malts mixed with a subtle spice mix. Some cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Maybe a touch of clover honey.
M: Fairly thick with an almost syrup quality to it leaving a lingering sweetness of the tongue. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Very lightly carbonated.
O: Enjoyable but missing that little something to make it outstanding.
07-30-2014 00:43:14 | More by richj1970
4.19/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured on tap at Scion into a snifter glass.
A real nice looker for a barleywine. Cherry wood red and dark with much difficulty to see through. Capped with a coffee and light tan collar that always sticks around while drinking. The body color is to name for real, and real beautiful.
Interesting nose, hints of some old ale fun but really hits of the winter warmer like spices. Cherry, clove and good woody like hop bitterness that matches. Hints of peppery cinnamon angles also come out nicely too.
Pretty decent and diverse palate. Licorice and hot cherry, with lots of root beer like sasparilla warmth and spice. Light bodied palate for easy drinking but integrating and coating flavors nicely all around. Spice angle really turns into a lot of different things, rosehip tea, and some faint floral hints and dark chocolate.
Quite a neat take on a barleywine and drinks very nicely to match and easily. Great solid brew from these guys.
02-15-2014 03:14:53 | More by smakawhat
3.74/5 rDev -5.1%
On tap at Maria's, into a snifter. Bartender said it's a barleywine made with peated malt.
A: Pours a woody red-tinged brown with a nice light tan head.
S: Light peat, roasted malt, figgy sweetness in the nose. Interesting.
T: The taste is a balance between sweet barleywine and smoked malt. The smoked grain presents as peaty and a little earthy rather than meaty like many smoked beers. Other than that, there's lots of sweet figgy and raisiny notes, plenty of residual sugar.
M: Thick-bodied, moderate carbonation.
O: This is interesting, but I'd prefer it to be a little less sweet. As it is, the sweetness clashes with the peatiness a little bit.
02-16-2013 08:02:28 | More by Etan
Vermilion Barleywine from Perennial Artisan Ales
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