Premeditated Murder
New England Brewing Co.

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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #61
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,315
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 jaxon53:
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jaxon53 from Connecticut

4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at just about cellar temperature, in my Old Guardian glass, from a 500ml bottle. Awesome label!

Appearance: Premeditated Murder pours out a somewhat murky, ruby brown color. A vigorous pour brought on two fingers of creamy, off-white head. Head hangs there nicely, leaving behind thick gods of lace.

Smell: Boozy, but in a really good way. Some dried dark fruit stands out in front. Light cigar tobbacco enters my nose. Hints of yeast and earth. A slight hoppiness shines through in the end.

Taste: Pretty intense flavor here. No shortage of booze in this brew. Just how a barleywine should be. Definitely a huge malt back bone to sweeten things up. Bits of plum and raisin are noticed. Just a touch of toffee or caramel. A short hoppiness comes in near the end, followed by another big boozy blast.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much full bodied mouthfeel that coats the palate nicely. Seems to be just right for the style.

Overall: Great job NEBCO! Would like to see what this does with some age on it, I just couldn't let it sit in the cellar though ...

Mar 19, 2013
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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

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braugon from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
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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