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


on tap

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 522   ABV: 17.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göterborg, on April 9, 2013.
During the De Molen Tap Takeover event.
Hazy dark reddish brown color, minute tan head. Very sweet, raisin, sirup taste. Sweet and loads of raisin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Sweet raisin scent. Also dates and figs.
If you like very sweet, not at all bitter, raisin infused beer, you will love this one, like I did!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
18 cl bottle @ home vintage 2009/bottled 2010 bottle no 159/624...It pours light hazy reddish brown with no head....The aroma is molasses, brown sugar, prunes, raisins, cognac and oak...The flavor is thick toffee, warming alcohol like cognac, plum, raisin and molasses...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Green nip bottle poured a clear reddish brown with no head (still) . Aromas of prunes, raisins, cognac, molasses and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, cognac, plum, raisin and light brown sugar with a smooth warming lingering fruity toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2012
Sampled from bottle @Mikkeller, København. Thanks to David L. Deep reddish amber body with good clarity. A thin layer of beige bubbles on top. Bold aroma of ripe berries, creamed caramel and alcohol-soaked dark fruits. Subtle cognac and barell notes. Big body. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet caramelly malt body. Warming alcohol all the way. Vinous. Some mellowing fruit tones. Faint vanilla and wood. Overall, a perfect sipper, with the 17.4% alcohol very well masked. [15.07.12]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gdt (6) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
Impressive beer with a high alcohol content but a surprising gentle taste. Smooth and fresh, sweet and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
In short: A sweet caramelized pastry dried by a lot of wood. Good beer
How: Bottle 180ml at Cardinal, Stavanger Norway
The look: Cloudy rust-purple body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is a big sweet alcoholised dessert, crème burlée and more... Taste is thick decadent caramel, sweet pastry, wood, sugar pie. Obviously very sweet on the attack but it ends on a relatively dry woody finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Quite a bit of wood in this one but I didn’t really taste any cognac per say, the wood was more like virgin oak. Carbonation of the soft side which is appropriate for this type of beer. This beer was actually much easier to drink that I thought it would be. A good dessert beer. I enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would, I guess I have a sweet tooth next to my potato chips tooth, and my bacon tooth, and cheesecake tooth, and my chicken wings tooth, and my deep fried chicken tooth, and…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5102) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark amber, no head. Aroma of mash out, biscuity malts, sweet barley and cognac. Taste is thick and warming, malty mixture of all malty goodies, toffee and chocolate, sweeet, full bodied, more than nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinal: en superkonsenetrert og herlig, vinøs aroma med svisker, mørkt sukker, muscatdruer og rosiner. Null karbonering. Bedre enn de fleste dessertviner jeg har smakt, med unntak av Petros samling av tokajere. Må være fantastisk til blåmuggost eller over en god vaniljeis. Superb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (838) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Tiny bottle at Mikkeller Toffee colored, still. Aroma of toffee, raisin, burnt sugar, and cognac. Big cognac flavor, sweet, dark fruit. Flat and not too thick. Really great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours caramel. No head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, wood, cognac barrel, caramel, candy syrup and dark fruits. Lots of caramel and sweet dark fruits on the palate. Alcohol well hidden. Medium body.

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