Premeditated Murder
New England Brewing Co.

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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 woosterbill:
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woosterbill from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip; enjoyed alongside Attempted RedRum. With this review, I will have ticked every active NEBCO beer listed on BA. Cool beans.

A: Cloudy red-orange body under a finger of fine off-white head that leaves spotty lace. Ok.

S: Smooth, rich balance of toffee malt and citrus/herbal hops. Even with some age the hops still have a nice presence. The real star, though, is the rich-but-not-cloying malt sweetness. Excellent.

T: Caramel, toffee, marzipan, and tobacco up front, with citrus hops and spicy, warming alcohol in the background. The bittersweet finish gives way to a nice, lingering, candied-orange aftertaste. Really tasty, but still a bit of a bitter/boozy beast.

M: Creamy full body. Great carbonation, making it mouth-filling without being sticky. Perfect.

O: I was on the fence about this beer when it first came out, but it's really starting to come into its own. The hops are settling into a supporting role, providing complexity instead of just overwhelming everything else with bitterness. Given the improvement its already shown, I'm really excited to see what it does in another year or two.

Cheers!

Jun 02, 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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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