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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle.Pours dark amber almost no head,Aroma is sweet, berries, some wine, caramel, butterscotsch. Taste is sweet, liqueur like body, malty, caramel, sweet berries, somekind of berrie syrup.Full body. Good beer. Well hidden ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1172) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark copper with a ring of head. Huge wine barrel smoothing over the aroma with much red berries. Little peppery spice. Thick, sweet and syrupy like the base beer. Great barrel again. Good drinkability. A bit one-note but that note is very refined.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Guinn’s thanks to Casey! Pours a very dark amber with thin to no head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, raisins, slight oak. Slight smoke/burnt notes. Flavor follows and is pretty sweet. More oak with light tartness. Really great beer. Thanks so much, Casey!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2137) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
bottle at home, new batch from 2014. poured a poured a dark amber colour with a dark red shade to it. leaving a oily creamed colour ring on top. sweet barley notice, caramel, toffee, oak, red grapes, wine, sweet raisins, red fruits and slight vineous in the nose, creamy mouthfeel. getting some slight hint of smoke in the end aswell. not as vineous in the taste as the nose was expecting. very full bodied and creamy mouthfeel! lot’s of dried fruits in there as well. also some dried apricot. very good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kleurplaatje (90) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Pours hazy amber with no head at all. Aroma is fruity, sugary, caramelly and a tad alcoholic. Some vinous notes too. Quite massive if you ask me. Wow. Taste is incredibly sweet with some beautiful fruity and vinous, woody, undertones. Clear notes of oak, grapes, vanilla and dried fruits. Long lingering caramel kick from the beginning, evolving towards a slight bitterish, sweetish and remarkably soft and smooth finish (alcohol is extremely well hidden). The caramel sweetness lingers long and goes accompanied with a nice soft warmishness in the end. Beautiful smooth brew. Nice full body, sticky, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Incredibly well balanced, just like the original B&G. Massive all over the way again. The vinous notes work out absolutely fantastic in terms of taste and thickness, giving it just that bit more intensity. Truly a world class barley wine gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
procraste (179) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
Brun foncé rougeoyant. Attaque piquante avant de napper le palais de caramel fruité. Un final long et doux ... Un peu sirupeux tout de même / sentiment d’avoir une bière "adoucie" dont le houblon serait passé à l’arrière plan. Un côté tarte tain en se réchauffant dans le verre

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn), bottled 19.12.2014. Pours copper without head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, red wine, raisins. Flavor is sweet and sour, toffee, caramel, fruits, red wine, raisins. Finish has some warming alcohol. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear copper color. Sweet, caramel, raisins, alcohol in aroma. Aroma is bit thinner than non-BA version. Caramel, raisins, roast, bit of dried apples in taste. No alcohol detected in taste. Bit sour, but omg those woody wild raisins in aftertaste. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
First aroma was alas pure alcohol. However, after that it’s massively raisiny, really nice. Lighter palate than non-BA, almost actually light. Malts hide behind the raisons and dried fruits. Balance is just right for a sipper. Finish has a nice ix of the dried fruits, raisins, malts, and even bitter hops. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1797) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Brown beer, almost no head. Nose is thick malt and booze, caramel, bread notes, sweetness, wine. Flavor is winey, woody, bready, malty, caramel, dried fruit. Tart notes, wood an caramel in the finish. Vinous mouthfeel. Interesting stuff.

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