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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 (184) - Lille, - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (75) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours nice hazy, intense deep red. Thumbs up for nice dark beige head and fizzy carbonation. Aroma is malty, vanilla, a bit tart and some wood. Burnt figs and caramel. Fresh! Taste is sweet, portwinish and with a blend of dried fruits and fruity freshness! Caramel and dense malt caracter. Really smooth mouthfeel. Finish is fruity and wooden dry - just what the original needed. Great Barly! Where is the 15,2 % ?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet red berry fruits, toffee nose. Sweet caramel, rich fruity taste, rich toffee, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4143) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
pours unclear bright ruby with a very small off-white cap showing a minimal retention and lacing. chewy caramel and barley sugar, complex array of dark red fruitiness - raspberries, grapes, doughy and fat fruity maltiness - unfortunately a tad garbagy, grape skin, tobacco, earthy undertones. low carbonation, full body - oily and sticky if not cloying, lightly astringent and grassy-spicy finish. a sipper, of course.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LoFi (1554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle from backlog. Dark reddish brown, beige head. Aroma: buttery, wood, dried fruit, sour. Taste: dried fruit, earthy, wood, buttery, honey, malty, sour. Full-bodied. This seems a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, nuts,caramel, alcohol, bread, berries and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, warming alcohol, red grapes, carmale, dried fruits and bread crust. Full body, average carboantion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinous, dried sweet fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, sweet fruity and vinous finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
flemmingwillum (984) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Rating #948, fra Voldby Købmandsgård. En rød, uigennemsigtig øl næsten uden skum. En overvældende duft af appelsin, mandarin, abrikos, dadler, svesker, figner, og karamel. Sød smag af de samme elementer og med en vis lagrethed og mild bitterhed fra bordeaux-tønderne. Dog ikke nærmere genkendeligt som vin, nærmere som en undertone af noget udefinerbart lagret, som sætter prikken over i’et. Øllen er nærmest som flydende slik og med en varmende portvinsagtig afslutning og moderat bitterhed til slut. Nogen vil måske mene at den er for sød i forhold til humlebitterheden, men øllen passer til mit temperament. Et mesterstykke, kort og godt. Enormt tyk og blød i munden, uden at blive kvalm. Egentlig var udseendet i denne røde skumløse øl ikke et firtal værd, men jeg har korrigeret for at øllen kan få den karakter som den fortjener. Noget af det bedste øl jeg har smagt til dato, uden diskussion.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Reddish brown with a pale head. Aroma is red currants, caramel, red wine, booze. Full bodied, sweet and sticky on the palate. Taste is overripe strawberries, caramel, dates, red currants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cl, shared by peermac. A dark reddish brown beer, unclear, and topped by a dense, dark beige heaad that lasts. The aroma is quite sweet and vinous, with caramel, dried fruits, some hints of oak and roasted malts, and a pleasant prune touch. Sweet, caramel flavor with lots of dried fruits, a pleasant red wine touch and some oak hints. Decent bitterness too. Full body, not as warming as expected, but almost sticky on the palate. Lasting finish where the warmth is a bit more present. Overall, sure as hell nice, although a bit on the sweet side, even for my sweet tooth. 140406

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Appearance: Cloudy amber color with no head.
Aroma: Fruity, vinous and mild acidic.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet, and a mild bitterness. Soft to flat carbonation. Thick syrup and oily texture.
Taste: Mild round malty, mild oak, mild vinous and pleasant balanced fruity. Plums! No alcohol!
Overall impression: Well I did not enjoy the normal Bommen & Granaten to much. So I did not have to high hopes about this. I could not be more wrong. What a solid powerful and balanced ale. Did not look any good. But who cares? The palate on this was extreme! And 15% abv? Ehh where did they go? Highly recommendable!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with markextrae.

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