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De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bourbon BA)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2830) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Draft @ Kaapse festival. Brown-ish pour, no head. Aroma of bourbon vanilla, malt and raisin. Taste is heavily sweet, with vanilla, boozy bourbon, ripe red fruit, raisin and gritty malt. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (284) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Zeer complex biertje. Schenkt een bruin-zwart bier zonder schuimkraag. De geur is zoetig, met daarachter de geur van bourbon, hout, caramel, rook. De smaak is zeer zoet, rozijnen, caramel, mout, bourbon, hout. De structuur is olie-achtig en de nasmaak is zeer prettig, zacht met een lichte bourbon-smaak. Het alcohol-percentage van 16% is nauwelijks te proeven, maar wel merkbaar. Heel erg lekker!, maar je moet er van houden, niet voor iedereen.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (2397) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with fast receding tan head. Aroma is strong treacle, brown sugar, liquorice and sweet overripe dark fruits. Thick cough-syrup mouthfeel that coats the back of the throat. Taste is sweet & syrupy with gloopy bourbon & port notes. Not sure this is my kinda beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1826) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3130) - 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?

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3793) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Petite mousse odeur de malt et alcool léger, léger goût de fruit. Bonne buvabilité malgré tout et notamment l’alcool

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1106) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
330-ml bottle from cervezorama. perfectly balanced malt and sweetness. didn’t mistake this for a 7 percent beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4535) - 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 .

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10377) - 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 ?


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