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Vengeful Heart | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 88
Photo of q33jeff
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


25 oz Bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: reddish brown, murky. Big off white head.

AROMA: malt, cinnamon, Apple.

TASTE: grape, apple, allspice, cinnamon, raisin bread.

FEEL: creamy, thick, alcohol is masked well.

A really tasty barleywine. Yea, Kane.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby highlighted light brown with a light tan head that builds big and laces great. Aromas are assertive and hint at dark fruit, citrus, and vineous citrus. Notes of toffee, leather, tabacco, sweet dark cherries, fig, herbaceous citrus hops, burnt sugar, caramel and dry cocoa powder. Fuller end of medium body, viscous, sticky, lingers on the pallete with a drying finish. This was an incredible Barleywine. Super complex and oddly drinkable. I feel like the profile discriptors for this were almost never ending. I'm upset I only bought one bottle, wow.

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Photo of mothman
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beige head. Lace. Copper amber.

Tastes like an old dipa. Very hoppy and sticky. Almost tough to tell it is a bwine. Tons of stickiness. Caramel and bready malts. Orange and grapefruit citrus.

Sticky and resiny. Medium bodied.

Not really for me. It's a cool concept, but I wasn't digging it.

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Photo of tempest
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge tropical hops and a killer caramel malt backbone. This is great barleywine. Surprisingly, dangerously drinkable for the strength. The finish is more traditional biting citrus, and I'm left wishing I had a bigger bottle.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/21/16 notes. 750ml bottle poured into a teku glass. Picked up at the brewery the day before.

Pours a murky, mahogany brown color with two fingers of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of dark fruits, caramel malts, toasted malts, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, and raisin. Light burnt malts. Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall a good barleywine. Fruit forward and good, hoping they barrel aged this guy.

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Photo of corby112
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark and murky chestnut brown color that's nearly opaque with only faint golden amber/mahogany edges and a 1.5 finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, especially for style and ABV, with sporadic spots and streaks of lace left behind. Looks great.

Sweet, slightly smokey aroma with a really nice balance of earthy, leathery malt, dark fruit esters and subtle piney hops. Vinous with hints of grape, date, fig, raisin and dark berries along with leathery malt, toffee and nut. Port like qualities. I'm also picking up earthy resins and grassy pine along with subtle caramel and chocolate sweetness.

On the fuller end of medium body with a nice balance of earthy hop bitterness, leathery malt, vinous fruit and sweeter malt notes. Some dry, piney bitterness up front with grassy resins that are quickly countered by the complex malt bill. Very nice balance of earthy, roast and sweeter notes. Strong dark fruit esters and vinous berries with hints of plum, raisin, fig, currant and grape. Faint roast with coffee bean and dark chocolate along with leather, tobacco, smoked malt, toffee and caramel. Very complex and flavorful yet remains dangerously drinkable at 9.5%. One of the better barleywines I've had in a while.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one took me by surprise - I did not think I would like a hoppy barleywine, but I was really impressed. Incredibly beautiful red beer with a fantastic hop aroma and flavor profile.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler from liquor factory in Jefferson. Pours a reddish amber color with very little head. Smell is all tropical fruits, super aromatic. Taste follows the smell, tropical fruits with a good malt backbone. Finishes with nice hoppy biterness and a little bit of booze. Overall, another great beer from Kane. Agree with the fellow who said a little age to counter the slight boozy taste could turn out very well.

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Photo of FickleBeast
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled from Cranbury Buy-Rite. Poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter.

Pours a deep, dark, ruby red color with a finger of sticky foam. Aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy, full of tropical fruity hop flavors. Alcohol/booziness singes the nostrils a bit as well.

Wow, this is an in your face beer. First sip is dominated by strong hop flavors, firm bitterness, and boozy finish. Substantial malt body and toffee like sweetness hide behind the assertive hops.

This is a really great, flavorful beer. Only negative for me is that it is a touch on the boozy side still, maybe a little age will soften that.

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Vengeful Heart from Kane Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.
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