Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over | Hangar 24 Brewery

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385 Ratings
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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%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
161
For Trade:
15
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Photo of Sweffin
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soco89ziegler
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a globe glass.

L - Medium to dark brown color. Opaque. Cloudy when held up to light. Head is tan colored and fades quickly, as you might expect for a beer of this ABV. Good lacing.

S - Aromas are all malt and alcohol. Molasses, plums, prunes. Rum-like alcohol. Everything appropriate for a barley wine. No obvious bourbon character.

T - Tastes are classic English barley wine, again with molasses, prunes and plums. Delicious. Hops bitterness is enough to balance the sweetness. Finish is slightly sweet. Some wood character.

F - Full body. Creamy, mouth-filling carbonation Noticeable alcohol burn.

O - A tasty barley wine with wood character, but not obviously bourbon aged.

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Photo of mothman
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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Photo of jaydoc
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayes86
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HippieDave56
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmandrick
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RobertConway
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Bottle.

*My review is based on the bottle to let everyone know how the beer is holding up. However, in fairness my score is based on the beer being fresh on draft.

A: Hoppy, though hops have lost their freshness long ago, followed by lots of malt, almost caramel-like and some wood presence.

A: Carmel, brown color, quite hazy with an off-white thin head with little retention.

T: The ample hops have started to degrade a bit and has started to take on a bit of a wet cardboard note. When using as much hops as this beer – the hops degrading is somewhat expected. However, the malts are still holding up quite nicely. The beer has a rich, thick brown sugar, toffee like taste with a slight woody note and moderate bitterness.

M: Medium-heavy bodied with moderately light carbonation. The beer is rich and somewhat viscous.

O: Aged a bit too long, the hops have started to degrade and take on a slight wet cardboard note. The malts are still holding up well and has taken on rich, brown sugar and toffee like flavors. I’ve had this beer a few times on draft, fresh and it’s a great barleywine that’s accentuated by the ample hops.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle, hoping the high ABV has mellowed some.

Light toffee coloration, a bevy of froth atop with sticky lacing down the glass.

Nothing carries the aroma of whiskey quite like barleywine and this one is incredibly bourbon forward with hints at grainy malt and perhaps some corn syrup sweetness in the mix. But really this a bourbon bomb, complete with wood and alcohol. Let's hope it finds some balance in the flavor.

Toffee and caramel malts, lacking graininess but the bourbon isn't all that integrated with the malt base. It comes in late, fortunately with some restraint and blends with the alcohol to finish.

Syrupy and basic, the sugars are left all over the palate. Alcohol is calm and average carbonation.

Really a basic beer as far as complexity is concerned this one milks every bit of whiskey character just to get it over the hump into the range of above average. If you want to experience what barrel can do to an average beer, well here's your example.

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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

Photo of Vylo
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over from Hangar 24 Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 385 ratings.
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