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Vengeance Barley Wine | Union Station Brewery

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Brewed by:
Union Station Brewery
Rhode Island, United States | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by YankChef on 04-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by mmmbeer:
Photo of mmmbeer
3.94/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a two liter growler my girlfriend brought me from the brewery last May. It has a dark cherry color, lightly hazed, with low carbonation and an off-white head. Smells very fruity, giving off notes of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. I also find a light spiciness, cookie batter, mild hops and a bit of milk chocolate. Fairly similar on the palate, with a mild bitterness, toasted and caramel malts, cherries and a blackberry smoothie finish on top of a moderately carbonated, dextrinous body. This is not really a barleywine, but it is well-balanced, and the pronounced fruitiness makes it a nice dessert beer.

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Photo of Duhast500
2.85/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pored from the tap into a tasting glass.

The color is a dark amber with some maroon hues. It has a nice foamy white head with some nice lacing.

The smell is sweet some dark sugar flavor. Some caramel and vanilla come out as well.

The taste is a bit maple flavor but does not stay long as it goes into a malty flavor that mixes with a caramel feel. It has some bitterness in the taste some coming from the alcohol flavor.

The feel of this beer a little heavy but dry. It goes down okay but the drinkability is lacking somewhat and leaves a little to be desired.

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Photo of YankChef
1.94/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

On-Tap and poured into a 3 oz. tasting wine glass

Appearance: dark amber/brown with crimson hues and a fluffy 1/4 inch head.

Smell: Sweet dark sugar, caramel, vanilla. Odor of hops is certainly detectable but not overpowering.

Taste: WOW! for about 1/4 of a second it tastes good like sweet maple and caramel. THen it instantly gives way to raw alcoholic bitterness. All that is tastable is a burnt bitter alcoholic flavor that lingers and lingers.

Mouthfeel; Completely dries out your mouth and makes you want a drink of watter, it was nice upfront but then wow was it bad.

Drinkability: I couldnt even finish the 3 oz. serving they gave me. Absolutely horrible.

Overall: If you have never had a barleywine, don't try this. If you love barley wines, PLEASE don't try this. This is the absolute worst barley wine i have ever had if not the worst "craft beer". just another piss poor attempt by union station.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap this past weekend at Union. Served in an 8 oz tulip glass. Would like to see a bit of a larger glass if this is indeed only 7%. Appearance was dark orange to brown in color. No head and no lacing. Smell was hoppy and boozy, so that was a promising sign. Taste was pretty mediocre. Hot with alcohol, and no flavor. Not very complex at all on the palate. Too watery for a barleywine also. Drinkable? Yes, I could drink it. Did I order a second or will I recommend? No.

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Vengeance Barley Wine from Union Station Brewery
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