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Premeditated Murder Barleywine
- New England Brewing Co.
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New England Brewing Co.
Style | ABV
Barley Wine Style Ale. Full-bodied. Rife with ominous portent. Meticulously planned to the last detail.
(Beer added by: davey101 on 10-25-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle 10/27/2012
After trying this I have to say drinking this barleywine now does not make any sense. At least if you are a barlewine fan.
Sure try one now, but put the rest away. This brew is really good for a fresh barlewine, alcohol is well hidden and no fermentation off flavors, but if you ever want to see it shine just put it away for a while.
Dark ruby color, chill haze, off white head.
Alot of hop bitterness, which makes sense at this point in its life if you ask me.
Carmel and Toffee and who knows what else will develop.
Very glad I picked up a few bottles of Premeditated Murder. Look forward to enjoying them.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 01:18:27 |
More by NiceFly
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A-Pours a cloudy caramel/copper hue. Head is marvelous. Head is thick and dense; it slowly recedes leaving full sheets of lacing. The best part of the head is its orange coloring. An easily noticeable orange tint really makes the head look way-cool. Really pretty. Never seen a head that color before.
S-The nose is rich but not as intense as I was expecting. There lies much complexity with the aroma however. Robust notes of pure caramel really set the tone. Brown sugar and sweet dough malt are also present. Fruit cake too. This Barleywine is clearly well hopped. Piney and grassy with a secondary layer of tangerine and ruby red grapefruit hops. Balanced and big enough. The nose is full but it doesn't jump out of the glass.
T-The flavor starts off with a huge piney blast of bitter hop flavor. Pine, pine and pine. Hops are also a bit sudsy and even slightly herbaceous. Dank and resinous. Lighter tropical fruit hoppiness also dances along the palate. The malt is equally as noble. Sticky, chewy caramel coats my mouth. Boozey fruit cake and doughy pastry maltiness. Balanced and boisterous.
M-Full bodied and incredibly creamy and chewy. Feels like honey in my mouth. Mammoth body. Booze is prevalent. Alcohol heats my face and cheeks. Hops lends a muscular and lengthy bitterness. A sipper for sure (although it goes down with disturbing ease).
O/D-This was pretty tasty. I guess I have been a bit spoiled by NEBO recently. This is a serious Barleywine with flavor for days, but it falls short of greatness for me. Don't get me wrong, its a growler semi-well spent ($25 is steep), but it just lacks that "holy mother of Christ" quality that most of NEBCO's recent brews have left me with. Another well done brew by one of the countries best breweries in my opinion. Cannot wait for when they release this brew next year after sitting in rum barrels.
Serving type: growler
10-25-2012 02:10:35 |
More by VelvetExtract
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
"Barley Wine Style Ale. Full-bodied. Rife with ominous portent. Meticulously planned to the last detail" 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. The Raven/Birds-esque label is just badass!
A - Pours a murky dark red/brown body with a three finger light khaki head. The foam is sticky and clingy coating the glass after each sip. Really excellent lacing and retention here.
S - Very inviting aroma. Figs, bourbon soaked raisins, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Has a hop presence in the form of piney and resiney bitterness.
T - Very nice balance of flavors here. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, and dark fruits. Again some piney hops and light bitterness on the finish. The alcohol is very well in check here, no warmth whatsoever.
M - The feel is slick and coating and slightly chewy. Carbonation is low which is nice.
O - A very enjoyable barleywine. It does lack some depth and complexity, but then again it wasn't placed in a barrel. The alcohol is not noticeable and the aroma and flavors have some great dark fruit and toffee notes with a nice hop presence. This beer does need some time to warm up though. Once it got to cellar temperature it really opened up into something fantastic. Well worth the $6 price of entry, and I simply can't wait to try the rum barrel aged version.
Note: I added this as an American Barleywine since the hops are fairly prominent.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2012 01:36:51 |
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