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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ysolem (35) - - SEP 9, 2013
Je ne sais pas si c est vraiment une bière ??... Les saveurs s entremêlent miel, chocolat, caramel et bien sur Bordeaux ! Je reste bouche bé


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2674) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Thanks Brad! Orange / copper body with an off-white head. Aromas of cotton candy, orange, butterscotch, alcohol. Sweet, boozy. Elegance emerges mid to late palate with a smooth finish. Still, too sweet and unabashed. Fruity elixir.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours murky dark amber. Aromas of caramel, toffee, raisins, funk. Taste is caramel, toffee, raisins, funk, roasted barrel notes. Mouthfeel is smooth with no carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1485) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours murky light brown no head Aromas of caramel, wine barrel, spices Taste has loads of caramel, vNilla, barrel,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2254) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours murky brownish with minimal head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, red wine barrels, light red grapes. Taste is sweet and boozy, butterscotch and toffee, not much red wine here to balance it. Body is rich and creamy with smooth soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of red wine, red fruit, boozy. Taste is oaky, red wine. Finishes boozy, oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
September 26, 2014. Bottled february 24, 2010. Pours hazy reddish/brown with no head. Aroma is sweet, vinous with dried fruits, oak, red wine, red berries, alcohol. Taste is very sweet, caramel, berries and dried fruit with light dry oak and wine notes, alcohol warmth in the finish. Medium full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2618) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep copper in color with an off-white head. Barrel and oak at first in aroma, later on some vanilla and malty sweet notes appears as well and after that you get the quite intense aroma of red wine on the nose. There might be some notes of red berries too. Nice actually. Ripe garden fruits, some vanilla, sweet semi-dark bready notes and red wine oakyness mixed with little bit of vanilla spicyness in taste. Sweet, well yes but not too cloying fortunately. Some vinous and toffee notes towards the end. Nice warming effect too as the evenings are getting colder and colder. As a late evening dessert and as a nightcap this is quite okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (724) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from Tom10101, thanks man! 2013 vintage, had the regular last night so this should be fun. Pour is amber brown with light whit head, noticeably darker than the original. Aroma, corn syrup, vinous undertones, tart fruit, brown sugar, and a bit of oak, much better smelling than the bottle of the original version I tried last night. Taste is sweet sugar, honey, oily mouthfeel, light carbonation, sticky sweet finish, with no heat from the abv. This is a very interesting brew, much sweeter than the regular version, but not cloying, it’s very smooth, very fruity and much different than what I had yesterday, an improvement on the original in my humble opinion.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gurthnar (2179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma milk chocolate, toffee, dried fruits, general fruitiness. Light medovniky. Also lightest of cherries, sour. Hazy deep amber, almost brown colour. Taste is absolutely beautiful, overwhelming flavours. Soft, balanced, layered. Warming alcohol in background, soft sofisticated red fruits, vinous aged, caramel, cherries, lightest touch of roasted. Finish that leaves you longing for more. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (1804) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle, shared by Cuso, many thanks for this jewel, this is a great beer. Aroma of cherries, dark berries, malty, alcohol, strawberries, red wine. Taste is sweet, red berries, cherries, grapes, malty, alcohol present, hints of red wine. Very very nice, great beer.


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