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


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
33cl bottle into glass. Lille. Appearance: brown/red in color. Hazy. Zero head. Aroma: Apple, brown sugar, vinegar, fruit, amazing. Taste: intense flavour. sweet, slightly sour finish. Wine notes, oak, vanilla. Wow. Palate: full body, low carbonation. Long long intense finish. Overall. A really incredible beer. Intense and complex flavor. A very memorable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6517) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep light brown body with soft red tint and super light lacing. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with notes of sweet sugar, plum, butterscotch, caramel, oak, wood, barley, dark fruit - prune and cherries. A bit too sweet overall, but not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (816) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2015
I always have trepidation’s when rating beers like this. Barley wine? Check! Barrel aged? Check! This is like beer porn, where things are too good to be true. Now to the rating... Fantastic beer to end the night on, massively high on alc to put me to sleep, but artfully hidden under pillows of velvety goodness that tantalise the tastebuds. Strawberries come to mind throughout this beer - that and how friggin awesome it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (541) - - SEP 5, 2015
Aroma and taste are quite unique for beers. Wine flavours with some sweetness. Medium palate. Very light feel for this abv. Good tasting unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1854) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Mahogany brown color, tanned head. Aroma has red wine, malts, sweet malts. Balanced taste, red wine notes, oak, caramel and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (828) - 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 (1302) - 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 (2706) - 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 (2355) - 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 (104) - 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 (242) - 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

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