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Premeditated Murder Barleywine - New England Brewing Co.

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Premeditated Murder BarleywinePremeditated Murder Barleywine

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 44
Gots: 44 | FT: 9
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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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +14.4%

Ive had this bottle for about a year. Poured at cellar temp into a snifter. the beer pours a clear chestnut hue with some garnet highlights.
Fizzy tightly packed beige head foams up 1 cm and fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer. Dense lattice as the foam recedes.
Aroma is rich malt with caramel and brown sugar and a bit of dark fruit, plums. I also have just a bit of fusol alcohol notes and maybe a back drop of citrusy hops, but this is very faint.
First sip reveals an average body with sticky texture and mild carbonation.
Flavor is dark fruit and caramel, molasses and general sweetness. The finish rolls to a lingering bitterness and dry state with some hits of peppery booze.
A very enjoyable and spot on barleywine. I am glad I have another one cellared for the future!

10-17-2013 00:46:22 | More by sulldaddy
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braugon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-26-2013 20:09:07 | More by braugon
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-19-2013 22:47:13 | More by Schlais
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2014 18:51:55 | More by Bizoneill
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-27-2013 14:49:23 | More by Beerontwowheels
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-23-2014 17:23:13 | More by ManMoosePig
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-14-2013 15:56:49 | More by endlesnumberdays
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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
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Tyrus

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-30-2013 17:18:22 | More by Tyrus
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Kochiss

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2014 01:53:18 | More by Kochiss
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-24-2013 05:51:10 | More by Hessian257
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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-02-2014 15:58:33 | More by grahuba
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Beericjb

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

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
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -12%

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
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Connecticut

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%

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
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Connecticut

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Connecticut

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Premeditated Murder Barleywine from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.