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


on tap


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 522   ABV: 17.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4904) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, shared with Palme and friends. Near-murky, nut-brown body with virtually no head. Nose is caramel, wood, alcohol, vanilla, cognac and hints of licorice and soy sauce. Complex and really great. Taste is slightly inferior: the promised complexity of the aromas don’t come through as much as I hoped for: sweet caramel, sugar, wood, figs and hints of milk chocolate. Some prunes in the aftertaste. Extremely well-hidden alcohol, despite the rather thin body - oddly enough for an ABV whopper of this proportions. Compex and nice, but it can’t keep the promises of the nose to a full extent. Still, a pretty damn nice beer in the stronger end of the spectrum.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2011
For my #100 rating. One of the most extreme Barley Wine ever tasted. Complex, alcoholic, amazing. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to bierkoning. Poured amber with no head and some great legs. Aroma and flavor were brown sugar, honey, and slight whiskey. Body was thick and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2011
18cl, as Mooi & Machtig ’Cognac B.A.’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2010, thx to Jeppe!, very complex brew, sweet and fruity, not too heavy for its high ABV!, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, but very expensive!, WOW!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
De molen moot and machtig cognac ba. Little nip bottle #201 of 624 it seems. Purchased at olbutikken and consumed on iu first night in oslo (twas a good day).. Pours a hazy semi-transparent mahogany reddish brown pour with minimal head. Decent lacing/legs around the sides... aroma of a light charred wood and a oozg feel throughout. A distant note of peat, slighty fruity with a sweeter caramel backing... Flavors are of a medium sweetness with dark fruits and caramel. A slightly woody aftertaste is left as well as a boozy afternote. Slighty spicy finish. Rhin to medium bodied, hardly syrupy by any means. Pretty nice and above average. Thanks jeppe. 8/4/7/3/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
180ml, bottle no. 103, bought at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Orange-brown body, missing head. Aroma of bready malts mingled with dried fruits and cognac. Complex taste profile with dried and ripe fruits, marzipan and earthy malts. A touch of cognac can be detected. Dry and sweet ending with warming alcohol. Slow sipper (Tromsø, 06.06.2011).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Almost no head. ARoma of ripe fruits, sweetness, alcohol, spice and some caramel. Flavour as well is fruity, sweet and syrupy as hell. Lots of prunes and plums. Alcohol notable, but not overwhelming. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a quite sweet note. Very warming on lips and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 2010 Vintage bottle@Kulminator: dark red/amber colour with virtually no head that quickly vanishes, very little smell, taste very sweet with lots of Sirop de Liège & brown sugar, cognac jam (patent pending), syrup, sweet malt, caramel, cognac-soaked raisins, almost liquor-like, warming but no alcohol taste, light, flat, amazing stuff, bottle nr. 378 /// draft @ ACBF 2012 / 2012 version: still same syrupy, sticky, messy goodness, love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (8103) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Amber coloured and faint hazy. Has an off-white head, fully diminishing. Aroma is heavy to harsh sweet, rosins, dried grapes. White port. Faint cognac perhaps. Heavy sweet flavor, dark berries, dried grapes too. Almost no bitterness. Syrupy texture and flat carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
cognac aroma,amber, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, very nice long cognac finish.

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