Premeditated Murder Barleywine - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thads324:
3.69/5 rDev -9.6%
No date but I believe it's a little over a year now.
Pours a weird reddish orageish brownish color. Thin tan head that fizzes to an outer ring.
Heavy aroma of leather, a bit of wood oil finish, tart cherry, nail polish remover and crap tons of booze. Interesting and indicitive of a beer that's warming.
Taste is pleasantly malty. Thin in the first half with a malt flavor of caramel and a bit of hearty bread. A little hop bitterness gives way to a smooth hint of toffee and sultana. Big booze towards the end that is sharp yet manageable.
Thin mouthfeel at first. Hefty at the end. Good balance and booze is apparent but not lingering
Overall a pretty nice beer. Kinda wish I had waited another year.
12-04-2013 04:07:47 | More by Thads324
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3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
Thanks to Jon for this one. Had side-by-side with Attempted RedRum. 16oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a creamy, thick 1 finger light cream head with moderate to low retention. Beer is a cloudy, dark mahogany. Very very heavy. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. A big beer for sure.
Nose is booze, sap hop bitterness, some nuttiness, and a light molasses sweet presence. Not the most aromatic. Pretty pedestrian.
Opens booze, brown sugar, sap hop bitterness, and caramel. Toffee notes mix with more big, bold hop characteristics in the middle. Some maple, more caramel, toffee, and molasses come through. Big malt body fights an even bigger, astringent hop bitterness. End is sweet booze, molasses, some nuttiness, and more caramel and toffee. Aftertaste of astringent sap hoppiness mixed with a bold malt presence. Solid but a bit too bitter for my taste.
Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and oily in the mouth and goes down smooth and viscous. Messy, boozy finish with a sticky, filmy aftertaste. Real solid for the style.
A solid beer from the look and feel of things but the taste is a bit off. I like my barleywines to have a big malt presence... which this does. But it also carries a huge sap hop bitterness to offset things. I could see this improving with age as the hops start to fall off.
05-08-2013 03:06:45 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured into a snifter.
A: looks like mahogony. Dark red/brownish. One finger light creamy colored head, which dissipates to a fine film.
S: Smell of sweet malt, a bit of caramel, and a little alcohol.
T: Sweet, caramel, a bit of alcohol, and a little bitterness.
M: Between medium and full bodied. Nice and smooth.
O: Maybe a slight bias because I love NEBCO. I did really enjoy this beer. I think it will do well with a year of age.
12-12-2012 02:17:19 | More by Beericjb
3.6/5 rDev -11.8%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Chunky head, but not a lot of it. A few bubbles in the collar.
Smell - Caramel and a grapefruit hop aroma. Slight oxidation.
Taste - Creamy caramel malt. Muted grapefruit hop. Monotonous, but good. Still a small amount of oxidation here.
Mouthfeel - Medium body and carbonation. Slightest boozy kick.
Overall - Never a big fan of this style, but it's pretty good. Just dull.
08-13-2013 02:31:04 | More by Alieniloquium
4.23/5 rDev +3.7%
This is an interesting beer. Had a bottle a few days ago and thought it was pretty much of a Malt Bomb. The one I have right now is very hoppy. This one is so much better IMHO, there is so much up front hoppiness that is balanced out with a nice creamy caramel and toffee. Was going to give one of the bottles I picked up as a gift...not now! Well done!
11-07-2012 22:25:21 | More by jimmy82063
Premeditated Murder Barleywine from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.