Rhinoceros | Telegraph Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Telegraph Brewing Company
California, United States
telegraphbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barleywine with Rye

Added by MiScusi on 05-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of liamt07
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange and brown mixture, kinda meh foam. Aroma came off boozy, earthy.

Taste was a lot of caramel, minimal sugars. Rye is always difficult for me to distinguish the heavier the beer gets. The earthiness and lack of greater hopping made this one straddle the line between English and American barleywine.

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Photo of Honeybourne
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.34/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rickrem
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As far as a Belgian strong ale goes, doesn't quite a live up to the style. The only thing strong is the ABV which does not come through in the taste or smell.

As for a Belgian that pairs well with food, this is a great choice.

Low rating for style but would give it closer to an overall 4/4.25 for a nice drinkable beer. Think more of a Belgian Amber if there is such a thing. Lighter in color, carmely in aroma with a lighter mouthfeel.

If you know what to expect, this is a nice choice.

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Photo of sia478
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samtrillo
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fox227
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McHenry
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is very nice with huge, cream-colored, slow to settle head, lots of sticky lace, and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is immediately caramel malt, then wet grain, no hop. Flavor's similar to nose, carbonic tang and malt is in front then some sweet which eventually brings in some bitter for a long bittersweet finish. Some booze at the end there too. Body is very good. Decent beer, but not remarkable.

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Photo of JOrtt
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerswag
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5 oz. pours of the 2012 and 2013 vintages at The Hermosillo in Highland Park. My rating reflects the 2012 as the hops had faded and huge caramel and toffee developed in it's place. Definitely a dessert beer. Overall, it was very good.

The 2013 was still lightly hoppy, with less of the sweet, caramel flavor the 2012 had. I didn't enjoy it quite as much with the hop bite mixed in.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 and 2013 vintages on tap at Hermosillo.

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Photo of Nick29
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

i really didnt care for this at all, my first beer from these guys too, a real let down for me. rye based barleywine should be more than this one is, thin, simple, and really only showing a bit of what the rye is capable of. there isnt much carbonation, hops are also low, and the sweetness this carries through it is way more than i care for, even for a style that lends itself so well to residual sugar. the label says bottle conditioned, but it must have been under primed or krausened, as its mostly flat after a minute. it warms up a little rough too, with the alcohol really coming out and the harshness of the rye coming through without bringing the flavor along. it just seems sloppy overall, and while its not a bad beer, its got a lot of competition that is way ahead of it. i will hopefully get my hands on some more beer from these guys, but this one was lackluster at best.

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Photo of Gmanofleisure
4.56/5  rDev +25.6%

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Rhinoceros from Telegraph Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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