Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing OverBarrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead

Added by mactrail on 04-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
385
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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161
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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Eureka Burger in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, fruit, wood, and bourbon. Taste is much the same with a woody finish and a bourbon kick with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but I think this one smells better.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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2.94/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

"Barleywine style ale aged in rye whiskey and bourbon barrels." 2013 vintage. 12.4% ABV according to my bottle. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with interesting label art and hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I like the brewery but wasn't a big fan of Pugachev's Cobra. Bottle #3905 out of 8282.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of light khaki colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Retention is average - about 2 minutes. Light lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a murky dull nontransparent dark brown. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Low vibrance.

Not much to look at, but I'm optimistic.

Sm: Vanilla, bourbon, a bit of wood. Not much rich toasty oak. No spicy whiskey. Brown malts. Biscuit malts. Toffee. Caramel. Cream. No yeast character, hop character, or booze. A mild strength aroma. Not very evocative - especially considering the style.

T: Caramel, toffee. A bit of vanilla. The bourbon isn't particularly evocative; just some vanilla. No toasty oak or anything interesting. The whiskey is similarly boring; no spiciness or anything of interest. Brown malts. No yeast character or hop character comes through. Some alcohol, definitely. A bit of cream. Vague hints of buried dark fruit. Largely imbalanced. Not much complexity or subtlety here. Kind of a mess. I like elements of it, but it's not gestalt or particularly cohesive.

Flavour intensity is above average. Flavour duration and depth are average.

I don't notice any off-flavours.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly creamy up front. Somewhat overcarbonated. Alcohol has a warm presence. Suits the flavour profile only generally; doesn't come off custom-tailored to it. Thick. Not syrupy, fortunately.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but I definitely wouldn't get it again and it'll take effort to kill this bottle alone. A largely forgettable barleywine from Hangar 24. Not sure the bourbon and whiskey aging really did much. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. It'll get you drunk...

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4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel bronze color. Little head. On tap.

Lots of caramel and toffee in the nose. Vanilla sweetness.

Taste is oak, bourbon, and vanilla sweetness. Tons of caramel and some coconut. A very sweet bwine.

Medium to full bodied. I like this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. Cloudy dark amber with modest foam and a few stray bubbles in the tall tulip. Highly flammable if you dare stick your nose in it. Aromas of bourbon and caramel.

Some serious stuff. Hot with alcohol but big hoppiness as well. Kind of in a class by itself. An alcoholic drink more than a beer. The hops give it away, however, and it's quite bitter along with all the other intense flavors. Oranges along with the hops. Quite sharp with lots of woody barrel flavors. The rye seems to give a great spicy taste.

Brewery says they used English caramel malts and four American hops and aged for six months in oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. I can't seem to feel my tongue anymore. Time to switch to pig Latin.

05/18/2013 Update: Had the 2013 version (12.4%) on tap at California Kebab's first anniversary. Boozy and alcoholic with a serious whiskey taste. There is a dry sensation that is closer to a Belgian style. A bitter edge takes the sweetness down. So boozy it's like a dry liqueur.

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep, darker amber color with a small cap of creamy off-white head that laced the glass nicely. Aroma was bourbony and barleywiney, sweet with caramel malts, some notes of spice and candied fruits. Lots of dark malty sugars in the taste--toffee, caramel, etc.--big bourbon, notes of oak, toasted coconut and vanilla, some earthy and resinous hop bitterness coming in mid- to end-palate. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, sweet and boozy and a little messy, but could mellow out with more age. Good overall.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rhettroactive for sharing this one. Poured from a 750ml bottle. It poured a murky, dark, brown caramel color with thin but frothy tan head to it.

The aroma off the malty sweetness pretty well with notes of caramel mixing with a little cherry. I get some woody oak and a very modest bourbon presence to it. There is a hint of maple sweetness to it as well. Rich, smooth and pretty nice overall.

In the taste I get a little more of the woody oak throughout. It has a pretty bold American hop presence to it with the Bitter, resiny, dry hops really standing out as well. I get some mild bourbon and brown sugar in the finish. A little cherry and dark fruits to it as well. Pretty good overall

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being a little on the high side. Overall, it was a pretty solid beer but not quite great. The bitter, resiny, American hop profile was a little strong and the bourbon barrel a little light. Pretty good overall though.

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Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over from Hangar 24 Brewery
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