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Premeditated Murder Barleywine - New England Brewing Co.

Premeditated Murder BarleywinePremeditated Murder Barleywine

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%


Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barley Wine Style Ale. Full-bodied. Rife with ominous portent. Meticulously planned to the last detail.

(Beer added by: davey101 on 10-25-2012)
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cosmicevan

New York

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to pete27lax for the hookup and sweet 668 tulip glass that i enjoyed this from.

a - brew poured a soft caramel that settled into the glass as a deep plum mahogany with two plus fingers of beige creamy head that hung out for the party and left thick milkshake like lacing coating the glass.

s - nice mix of plums, grapes, grain, barley, and some soft spicing. many folks talk of intense hoppiness on the nose, but i just am not getting it. that being said, smells pretty awesome and as it warmed got way more complex with big grapejuice smells.

t - flavor is also big and bold and complex, but fairly boozy. the booziness is fairly intense and almost takes over all flavor. behind the booze is the same wonderful grapejuice flavoring that the nose boasted.

m - in a word...HOT.

o - overall a nice barleywine, but a bit overdone in the booziness. if the booze was better integrated (and this coming from me), this would be a homerun.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 05:19:53 | More by cosmicevan
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour is murky brown with red hues and tan head with large bubbles. Nose has rich dark malt up front with a light grain immediately behind. A bit of root beer and a touch seltzery in back. Taste has a lot of the rich malt up front, caramel and chocolate, a bit sugary and burnt sugar, a note of root beer behind, not as thin as I thought through the finish. Well carbonated and full body, a bit grainy on the palate.

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03-22-2014 22:09:17 | More by cpetrone84
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Connecticut

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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-17-2014 03:36:59 | More by kbuzz
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-12-2014 17:14:41 | More by chippo33
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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alaimoa

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage poured into a snifter
A: brown with a ruby hint in the light with surprising lots of light brown/off white head and a sticky cloud lace
S: orange peel, currants, booze soaked berry
T: Sweet upfront dark fruit with boozy undertones but not too hot
M: creamy feel and very smooth
Overall one of the best barleywines around

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 22:12:49 | More by alaimoa
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KelsoSaaz

Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
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2012 Vintage
Poured into snifter

A: Pours a hazy, borderline opaque brown-amber showing orange when held to light. Very thin, quickly dissipating khaki-tan head.

S: Orange, honey, dark rum, caramel, cereal grain aromas all very noticeable and all powerful. Hints of earth and funky tones too.

T: Rich, sweet caramel malts mix with fortified wine and mead flavors. Very slight earthy bitterness is lingering in the background. Very strong boozy tone as well with almost impish floral hop notes.

M: Chewy, viscous body with little, but still slightly tingling carbonation.

O: Sweet and heady; a year has been kind to this beer. At 11.8% ABV when bottled, this vintage beer is best as a treat to be sipped and savored. Pair this with blue cheese for one fantastic indulgence.

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Premeditated Murder Barleywine from New England Brewing Co.
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