Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over
Hangar 24 Brewing

Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing OverBarrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over
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Hangar 24 Brewing
California, United States
American Barleywine
Ranked #102
Ranked #8,064
4.06 | pDev: 10.1%
Apr 23, 2022
Apr 12, 2012
Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing OverBarrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over
Notes: Formerly Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2013 vintage 12.4% ABV bottle #3604 of 3905

The cork was brittle and broke when I tried to worry it out, had to use a corkscrew. Unsurprisingly the beer pours flat, so the body is a bit watery. Up front there is a big caramel note and subtle chocolate. I get some brown liquor soon after that builds towards the finish where it's met by a sharp, woody bite. I wouldn't recommend seeking this out necessarily, but if you have one squirreled away it's drinking pretty nice right now.
Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cellared bottle. Semi-opaque brown body, no head save a tan ring. Getting rye whiskey and general booze, dark oak, raisin, and snarling barley for the smell. Taste is musty with bitter barley, hints of sawdust that really detract from the taste, raisin and prune are dry and short lived, booze just isn't that impactful on the palate, oak is big though. All together it is out of balance, giving a strong impression of woody barley. Feel is dry, decently boozy, sharp and robust yet thinner. Disappointing
Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by mdfb79 from New York

Oct 09, 2020
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2014 edition, back when it was still called Hammerhead

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown with some slight red highlights which is topped by a finger of dense light tan head which is slightly rocky and fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of sticky caramel, aged hops, oak, and a little vanilla.
T: Taste is a pretty strong caramel note with some slight fruitiness, aged hops come in to provide a little bitterness but they don't pack a lot of punch, there's a nice drying oak note with a touch of vanilla along with some strong spice notes, hints of toasted malts and just a touch of some dark fruits. On the swallow this beer is more aged hop character with even more caramel, oak, light spice, toasted malts and a touch of vanilla.
M: This beer is fairly full bodied and slightly chewy. Carbonation is slightly effervescent but not overpowering while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really well executed beer. It has great flavors and a really nice amount of complexity. The mix of bourbon and rye barrels is somewhat apparent from the spice notes that come in. This beer also aged amazingly well and also doesn't show any signs of oxidation outside of the hops fading. Worth a try if you can find it.
Jan 30, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of deep caramelized malt notes with some bourbon and vanilla notes. Taste is a mix of deep caramelized malt notes with some bourbon notes and some light woody notes and some residual sugar notes. Body is full with good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Solid barleywine with some extreme flavours.
Dec 24, 2018
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Rated by Avitra from California

3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A little too stouty
Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by hopkrid from Florida

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Kurmaraja from California

May 04, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2018
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a dark burgundy chestnut brown color with nice clarity and thick, velvety creamy lacing, lots of legs on the sides of the glass.

S - Bourbon, rye, spice, delicate oak, boozy.

T - Toasted caramel malt, bourbon, spicy rye, oak, and incredibly boozy.

M - Big and silky with a medium body.

O - I like 'em big and boozy, the alcohol is too overpowering.
Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by Lucoli from New York

Nov 09, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by ale_addin from Illinois

Sep 21, 2017
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A nice "refined" barleywine.
A dark amber color with a tiny head.
Aroma of caramel, booze, and oak.
Toffee taste, whiskey, and vanilla.
Not aggressively hopped. A smooth-drinking sipper.
Mar 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by VABA from Virginia

Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a mahogany color and is capped by three fingers of ecru foam; excellent stickage; shards of lacing hang around

Smell: Caramel, dark fruit, pine, oak and Rye whiskey; boozy aromatics

Taste: Caramel, fig and herbal pine tones forward but it doesn't take long for the barrels to make an impact - the Rye moreso than the Bourbon; strong Rye flavors through the middle and into the finish; considerable warmth in the gullet

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: You need to like Rye whiskey to like this beer as it is overpowering; this is a 2016 bottle so I imagine it will become more complex with age
Jan 21, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by shigg85 from Japan

Jan 12, 2017
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Reviewed by gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had big bottle of #4 Hammerhead. Hazy, brown, thin fizzy head, sweet smelling. Very malty with caramel and lots of oak. Tastes like Southern California (terroir?). Great barleywine, nice and strong. Excellent sipper.
Nov 28, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Kavinci from California

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by billshmeinke from California

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Super dark brown colored beer that features tinges of Amber towards the edges with an off white latte foamy head. Very persistent head that leaves ample lace. Great looking barley wine.

Smell is very musty and dank. There is ample raisin and dark fruit smell, with pungent and sharp whiskey/alcohol sharpness. Almost a hint of raspberry as well. Some brown sugar/toffee.

Brown sugar is first and foremost, molasses with hints of dark fruits with a hefty dose of coffee/hop bitterness. The flavor a are pretty balanced, a lot of sweet up front them at fades to a bitter, coffee like finish.

The mouthfeel is the most impressive aspect. Fast and light with low carbonation and a distinct creaminess. It dances on your tongue without leaving any lingering syrupy-ness.

Very balanced between sweet and bitter with an amazing softness.
Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Jun 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Teen-o from California

May 12, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by BSanch8 from California

Apr 01, 2016
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Reviewed by wyoming from Wyoming

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
hangar 24 has released some nice barrel aged brews and wing over is climbing even higher! all u could want in a barrel aged barley wine...nice balance..enjoyed hammerhead in past but this is better ..
Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by cyrushire from Florida

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Mar 15, 2016
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Reviewed by brewaddict from California

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2014 vintage in a Teku glass

L - This pours a caramel mahogany color. Almost no head.
S - I get some malt sweetness, bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar
T - Bourbon, Vanilla, and a little caramel. Just a touch of heat on the back.
F - This has a nice body to it. Good and syrupy.
O - I though that this was a pretty good barley wine with some good barrel character.
Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 4 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Mar 12, 2016
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