Premeditated Murder
New England Brewing Co.

Premeditated MurderPremeditated Murder
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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #61
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,317
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.8%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
227
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  56
Gots
  49
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Premeditated MurderPremeditated Murder
Notes: Full-bodied. Rife with ominous portent. Meticulously planned to the last detail.
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 227 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by GreesyFizeek:
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.06/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours a dark and murky brown color, with a small head, and no lacing.

This smells like stale hops, alcohol, candied fruit, and caramel.

This is a bit too brash and ugly to be truly top tier. It's quite boozy, with an almost stale taste to it. A touch of oxidation is certainly creeping in, and it's very grainy and harsh. There's a touch of caramel and vanilla, but that's the only bright spot here.

This is medium bodied, and not super drinkable, with a harsh bitterness at the end of each sip.

I think a barrel would smooth out some of the harsher edges of this very raw beer.

May 13, 2019
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CayseyW from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 14, 2016
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braugon from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mar 26, 2013
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endlesnumberdays from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Mar 14, 2013
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Fusebuddy from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

Jan 08, 2014
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alaimoa from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage poured into a snifter
A: brown with a ruby hint in the light with surprising lots of light brown/off white head and a sticky cloud lace
S: orange peel, currants, booze soaked berry
T: Sweet upfront dark fruit with boozy undertones but not too hot
M: creamy feel and very smooth
Overall one of the best barleywines around

Jan 28, 2014
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 09, 2015
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Fetching from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Jun 17, 2013
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ManMoosePig from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Apr 23, 2014
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AGust82 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

Nov 18, 2013
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kidzord from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 01, 2015
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Jas45678 from Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

Jan 12, 2014
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Chegui from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

Oct 29, 2013
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mrchrisray from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Nov 27, 2013
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N1Nkasi from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Nov 18, 2013
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mquartuccio87 from New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Nov 04, 2013
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JTomczak from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

Oct 31, 2013
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TechBrew from New York

4/5  rDev -2%

Jul 01, 2014
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bt931912 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Sep 30, 2013
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ChrisChagnon from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

Sep 27, 2013
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Bjorn2bWild from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

Nov 03, 2013
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mmulebarn from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Dec 13, 2013
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Stum-pub from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

Oct 11, 2013
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freshcarl from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sep 01, 2015
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timotao from New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

May 21, 2014
Premeditated Murder from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 227 ratings