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Premeditated Murder Barleywine - New England Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 46
Gots: 45 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

RobertColianni, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

mmulebarn, Dec 13, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Thads324, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mrchrisray, Nov 27, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crimosn color with a khaki cap. Not much head retention to speak of, nor does the lacing really wow me.

S: A blend of dark fruits, sharp booze sting on the nose, some caramel and toffee also present

T: The dominant flavors are noticed right upfront: Toffee, caramel, vanilla, and dark fruits. A dose of piney bittering hops is noted providing a pseudo bitterness mid taste to finish.

M: Medium bodied, low on the carbonation spectrum, a sweet and somewhat sticky.

O: A decent barleywine.

barleywinefiend, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

bccrosley, Oct 25, 2013
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Photo of sulldaddy
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

sulldaddy, Oct 17, 2013
Premeditated Murder Barleywine from New England Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.