Premeditated Murder
New England Brewing Co.

Premeditated MurderPremeditated Murder
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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #61
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,316
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 thecheapies:
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy and almost antiquated-looking. Looks of a lightly reddish, chestnut brown with some light passing through. Head is well-managed at a cropped half-an-inch--even in this tulip glass. Holds its own pretty well, for now. The lacing might have impressed me more if the glass I used were completely dry upon the pour. 4

Roasted grain with a toffee delight. Dry raisin and muffled notes of dried berry, dark caramel, and trail mix bag. Peeking out is the booze with an almost hidden backdrop of piney and earthy hops. Maybe a touch of vanilla. Very malty, still, in the nose; all things considered. 3.75

Drinks with smacks of pine hop bitterness, dry toffee, crisped rice, and raisin. Very boozy, in fact. Lots of warmth in the swallow, alongside more crushing bitterness. The bitterness keeps it crispy. A few sugars still remain. Some nuttiness, too. Reminds me of flaky baklava crust. Earthy in the middle with more hops pushing forward. Cleans up a bit after the vibrant finish. Medium body isn't too much to handle, nor too little to work with. The carbonation is great; sips want to gush out on the tongue in this barleywine. Aside from the heat, the feel is pretty darn good. 4, 4

A barleywine that I can enjoy, but it's definitely a sipper. Proceed slowly and you'll be smiling all the way to the bottom of the glass. 4

May 11, 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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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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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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AGust82 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

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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

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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mrchrisray from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Nov 04, 2013
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JTomczak from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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bt931912 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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ChrisChagnon from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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Stum-pub from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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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