Vengeful Heart | Kane Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vengeful Heart is an American-style Barleywine with big tropical fruit flavors and aromas from some of out favorite American hops - Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic. This huge hop bill is supported by a backbone of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit flavors from a blend of four different crystal malts. Vengeful Heart has a deep ruby color, full body, and a caramel finish. Vengeful Heart should be stored cold and consumed fresh.


Added by RollTide7 on 02-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,036
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
130
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
21
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very very hazy burnt amber, nice fluffy head. Big seeet aromas of citrus, mellon, lemon. Delicious - quite sweet, very malty, some dankness. I like it better when it sits for a few months. When you drink it fresh, it is a total hop bomb. Age it a few months and the hops mellow a bit and let the malt profile shine.

4/24/18
12 oz can dated 2/9/18
4.25 rating

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingforaDay
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with khaki head that retains well.

An aroma of raison and overall fruity sweet nuance.

Taste has caramel malt with bitter resinous hop bite lingering with bitterness and toasted grain appeal.

Medium in body with ligit carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of mltobin
3.47/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leantom
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is an alright beer. Not one of Kane's better offerings, but I can see what they were going for. Here goes:

A: Reddish-brown. Pours an OK head that leaves a lot of lacing. Very cloudy and emulsified, however.

S: Very light - not typical for a barleywine. Can smell cherries and caramel - very light, however. Can tell this is going to be sweet.

T: Very boozy. Much more flavor than indicated by the smell. Lots of caramel, toffee, and syrup. There's an off flavor, however - it doesn't really tasted as refined as a typical barleywine. I don't know what this flavor is, but it's somewhat offputting.

F: Thick and syrupy. Again, very heavy.

O: Alright, probably would not have again, though.

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle from MacMalt and his NBS BIF box. No date that I can see. My last Kane beer.

Real good looking beer here. Dark brown, nearly black color until held up to light. Then things get a bit more russett looking. Big, creamy head somewhere between beige and khaki, long-lasting and with plenty of sticky lace.

Mellower nose than I expected. Makes me thing this might've been aging for a spell. Citrusy and floral hop flavors, and some sweet, caramelly malt notes, along with just a whiff of booze.

Maltier in the taste. Those hops noted above mingle with toffee and caramel notes of about equal measure. There's a hint of some dark fruits as well. All the while there's some fierce boozy heat low in the mix, just waiting to fuck you up. As it warms, the toffee flavors get more and more dominant.

Medium-full body to this, with a creamy mouthfeel.

This would make a helluva nightcap. My only real criticism, besides the lack of a date, is I'd like to see it in a smaller serving, though as a one shot deal, drunk in the middle of a lazy Sunday, 750mL will do nicely. Still, 12oz bottle of this would be perfect after a nice dinner. Big shout out to MacMalt for this!

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Photo of Gavage
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: brown in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: earthy hops and dark fruit sweetness hits the nose.

Taste: big bready malt base with grapefruit, brown sugar, dark fruits, a hint of chocolate, some earthy notes, and a huge hop presence.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and dry at the finish.

Overall: a big satisfying brew with loads of hops. Alcohol is well hidden so this is dangerous.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Teku. A muddy copper-brown color with a generous tan head. Great foam retention and lacing for such a big beer. The aroma was like a DIPA: bitter orange, stone fruit, and toasty malt. The taste was bitter as expected. Orange pith, cherries, and berries. Some earthy notes. The malt was the surprise for me: dry and toasty rather than sweet. Little caramel or toffee. A bit dry on the finish which accentuated the alcohol. Overall a nice beer but I would prefer a bit more malt and less dryness.

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Photo of LAp
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL poured into tasters. Less malty than expected for a barleywine. Dark fruit is by far the most prominent component, and though cherry is present, the beer strays towards sweeter dark fruits (boysenberry, blackberry, etc). Minimal but detectable hop presence.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

25 oz bottle from February and I learned my lesson from last year: Keep cold and drink reasonably quickly. Poured into ale glass and let warm for a little while.

L: 3F big head with impressive retention for the ABV, leaves spotty slightly off-white lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a dark cordovan color.

S: It's a barleywine, but it's really hoppy! Citrus and earthy hops (hmmm), pronounced sweet cherry and sweet malt, caramel...it certainly is an interesting melange.

T: Tough to piece this one out. Citrus hops up front, the cherry flavor and caramel malts kick in, and then take you to an earthy, slightly bitter finish. Only a tiny hint of the ABV. It's an IPA on the front and back and a barleywine in the middle. It's like Rachel's trifle and I'm Joey. Is it beer or metaphor?

F: Medium to full-bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice construction and balance. I would say aging time to meld the flavors and mellow the ABV further might help, but this beer spoils if not kept cold and consumed fairly quickly. So this is the intended experience.

O: It certainly an interesting take on a barleywine or possibly an IPA. It's Kane, so I want to love it, but I can only like it.

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Photo of sludgegnome
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Vengeful Heart from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 130 ratings