Premeditated Murder Barleywine - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy and almost antiquated-looking. Looks of a lightly reddish, chestnut brown with some light passing through. Head is well-managed at a cropped half-an-inch--even in this tulip glass. Holds its own pretty well, for now. The lacing might have impressed me more if the glass I used were completely dry upon the pour. 4
Roasted grain with a toffee delight. Dry raisin and muffled notes of dried berry, dark caramel, and trail mix bag. Peeking out is the booze with an almost hidden backdrop of piney and earthy hops. Maybe a touch of vanilla. Very malty, still, in the nose; all things considered. 3.75
Drinks with smacks of pine hop bitterness, dry toffee, crisped rice, and raisin. Very boozy, in fact. Lots of warmth in the swallow, alongside more crushing bitterness. The bitterness keeps it crispy. A few sugars still remain. Some nuttiness, too. Reminds me of flaky baklava crust. Earthy in the middle with more hops pushing forward. Cleans up a bit after the vibrant finish. Medium body isn't too much to handle, nor too little to work with. The carbonation is great; sips want to gush out on the tongue in this barleywine. Aside from the heat, the feel is pretty darn good. 4, 4
A barleywine that I can enjoy, but it's definitely a sipper. Proceed slowly and you'll be smiling all the way to the bottom of the glass. 4
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 04:06:09 | More by thecheapies
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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.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 22:09:17 | More by cpetrone84
Premeditated Murder Barleywine from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.