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 hickmancase
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Whisky barrel taste and aroma very evident. Very boozy but, that's how I like it.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thedemise
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BradExtreme
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwswigs
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaysauras
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark, frothy, and profound looking. Not as dark or opaque as a stout or porter, but a more thin almost red/black color to it.

S: Booze is evident, but at almost 14% what else can you expect? However, there is a fantastic bourbon barrel aroma that accompanies a fairly nice fruity aroma. It's a very nice blend of wood distilling and dark fruit, like cherry, grape or blackberry.

T: The taste is tremendous. While it can be heavy on the booze flavor, it has an immense amount of complexity. The whiskey and bourbon flavors are prevalent, but the nice fruity flavors that craft the beer are the subtle but outstanding backing band. It layers the spice of cinnamon, rye whiskey, and bourbon, between the sweetness of dark berries and fruit.. These layers make the overall flavor truly breathtaking.

F: It is heavy. For sure. No way around it. This is best sipped, best taken in a small 4 or 6oz. It has a spicy kick from the alcohol to it which make it fairly tingly to the tongue. But make no mistake, this is a kick you in the ass beer that will knock you out if you are not prepared. It is not smooth or easy drinking, but it is worth it.

O: Exceptional. One of the best beers I have had. While I am not a fan of the Hangar 24 standard brews, they continue to kill it on their special releases, local fields series, and seasonals. This is the second of the Barrel Roll series I have tried (Pugachev's Cobra) and am going to make a point of heading there whenever a special release is available. The complexity of barleywine and old ales has always been a great thing to me, and Hangar nails this one. Very well done, amazing blend of flavors, and overall an outstanding beer.

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Photo of Ryancthomas7
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beermeplz
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 vintage. Lacking body and still pretty hot. Does the job ok if you're craving some bourbon barrel character, but the cost is too high for what it is. There are better/cheaper options out there...will look elsewhere for beers of this style.

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Photo of markgugs
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spiral517
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Furlinator
2.82/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2015 vintage.

Heavy booze in the aroma and in the taste. Faint molasses sweetness and rye spice but, this is a booze bomb. Disappointing.

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Photo of nearengine
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Blind Lady Ale House and served in a snifter. Dark caramel color, wispy head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, vanilla, nice smell. Flavor follows the aroma quite closely, this is a very good beer.

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Photo of kristougher
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PG2G
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wtkphoto
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brayton
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
2.77/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Extremely light mouth feel. Tastes of cheap bourbon

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