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De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bourbon BA)

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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1591) - Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2015
BOttle. Pours a dark auburnish brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, soy, salty liquorice, liquorice. Taste is very sweet, oak, lots of vanilla, whiskey, lots of salty liquorice. Salty liquorice candy. Merkkari-candy for the Finns. Some soy, alcohol well hidden underneath all the sweet, salty liquorice and vanilla. Full, oily, decent carbonation. Somewhat cloying on its own, pairs well with good quality ice cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2832) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
(De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bourbon BA)) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 16.2% for 4.85 euros, you can’t beat that. Bottled 11 March ’14 Dark red ruby colour on the body, no head, just a thin line forming around the glass after a hard pour. Aroma of yes, bourbon, vanilla, sweet red fruits, dark fruits too, some faint wood, alcohol. Very sweet taste, almost syrup like. Lots of red fruits, marmalade, sugars, alcohol, not so boozy as I thought it would be, there is a light alcohol burn every now and then though. The bourbon not so obvious here but still there. Medium thick body, low carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Too sweet, maybe with some time on it?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear dark copper pour, no head. Aroma is candy sugars, vanilla, licorice, caramel, tropical fruits, spicy and slightly warming. The flavor is quite warming, very sweet and with a nice spicy bourbon sharp edge to it. Really well balanced and solid. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbouAli (180) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Petite mousse odeur de malt et alcool léger, léger goût de fruit. Bonne buvabilité malgré tout et notamment l’alcool

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (916) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
330-ml bottle from cervezorama. perfectly balanced malt and sweetness. didn’t mistake this for a 7 percent beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle . Pours very dark amber/brown, no head at all . Smell is bourbon , wood , Sweetness from the basebeer . Thick mouthfeel . Sweet, bourbon, oak , the basebeer shines trough nicely . Some forest-leaves , Buttery, vanilla , alcohol is so hidden, You could easely mistake this for a 7 percent beer ... DAMN !!! Just like any others in this series, this is top notch ,,, Desert in a glass .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2014
draught@Au Trappiste - quite clear dark ruby-brown beer with no foam; aroma of nuts, vanilla, wood and cherries; hugely sweet, sticky and full-bodied; aftertaste of red fruits marmalade, walnuts, maple sirup with some residual sweetness - did I mention the sweetness ?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Deonis (4) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Bottle at home? easy to drink Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
33cl, as Bommen & Granaten ’Bourbon’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2014, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, sweet/alcoholic/fruity and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet expensive!, WOW!, ’This to celebrate my 200th beer rating from Brouwerij de Molen; Bommen & Granaten will always be one of my favorites from this awesome brewery!’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riktw (22) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
darkbrown reddish color, almost no foam. Quite a sweet beer but in a pleasant way. The very high alcohol content is not present in beer. It’s quite a thick beer, almost syrupy. It tasts like bourbon, wood, chocolate, dark fruits although less then the normal version, caramel and a hint of liquorice. Very special beer with a lot of flavour.

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