Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead - Bourbon Chai Edition | Hangar 24 Brewing

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3.78/5
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21 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewing
California, United States
hangar24brewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Barleywine Style Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels with vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom.

Added by ILikeGoodCider on 04-04-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
21
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
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0
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Siggy125:
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Deep amber. Smells like cardamom and perfume. Outrageous cardamom aroma. Tastes sweet with a bucket of cardamom. Very sweet. Bourbon cuts through. Perfumy floral flavors. Heavy. Guilty pleasure here. It's all cardamom, but I like it.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alefish
4.98/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of suckaj
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of drewone
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EB1
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CasanovaCummins
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Chai definitely overwhelms the base beer. All the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger of the Chai is overwhelmingly there. I can see why they would use a barley wine for a backbone, but it just seems to disappear under the spices. The mouthfeel felt a bit thin and the spices were sharp. The nose was cold Chai tea and be hard pressed to guess it was a beer base.

It was worth the experience, but not as good as the regular expression to me. I saved most of it to use with a few other dishes I make with beers. I'm thinking that given some age, this may work better. I may have liked it more if the BW gave it a thicker presence.

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Photo of Gtreid
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BG24
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better than the coffee, does indeed smell like chai

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smarty_Pints
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Strong cinnamon aroma and flavor. Taste is of cinnamon, caramel, toffee, bourbon and faint vanilla. The chai spices are somewhat overwhelming.

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Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead - Bourbon Chai Edition from Hangar 24 Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 21 ratings