Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bryanvdv (606) - - DEC 7, 2013
Fles gedeeld met lachneger en peltmeister voor een zippie. Robijnrood troebel bier, geen schuim. Aroma van rode wijn, licht alcoholisch. Smaak is vol, zoet, stroperig. Absoluut geen doordrinker, rustig genieten. Mooi sluitstuk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4218) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1705) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (706) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gurthnar (2136) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MisoW (1760) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5040) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Red brown color minimal off-white head. Sweet fruit syrup malt in aroma. Sweet malt, brown sugar, red fruits, honey, red wine. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznougut (8) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
Es nota el vi (del bo) per tot arreu, bon olor, un color marrón vermellós amb poquet gas i un regust fort a vi on no pot amagar l’alcohol que porta.. Perfecte per acompanyar un bon menjar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, raisin, caramel, dried fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, white wine, berries, malt, raisin, caramel, dried fruits, vineous. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (434) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. It is significantly more reddish than the original. Beautifully rich color with a surprisingly sturdy head. Aroma has some booze, a thick malt base and some esters. The red wine is subtle but provides a nice sourness which freshens the entire beer up. Also burnt caramel, figs, dried fruits, raisins. Taste is just excellent with fruits, heavy sweetness with a nice spice to it. Also a delicious sourness from the barrel. Almost perfect balance. The 15% is simply nowhere to be found in the taste. Smooth, rounded and delicious.

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