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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2011
0.18 l bottle, thanks Rauno! Dark amber color, almost still. Sweet aromas of toffee, bread and vanilla. Sweet fruit liqueur like flavor with toffee, berries, tropical fruits (pineapple), vanilla and some flowery nectar notes. Nice dessert drink with very condensed taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3618) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Bottle, @ Proeflokaal Arendsnest, pours red with no head, aroma of toffee, wood, caramel, fudge, molasses, wax and almonds, flavor of wood, toffee, chocolalte, concentrated milk, honey, strawberry candy, scotch, full bodied, great 9/3/9/5/16[4.2]

At a tasting, thanks Eyal, pours red to blush brown with no head, aroma of honey, burnt caramel, toffee, fudge, burnt butter and fruit cake, zesty with flavors of malt, peach and apricot, fruit soup, slightly spicy and mint with some wood, full bodied, enjoyable 8/4/8/5/14[3.9]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear dark amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruits, fruit jam, some wood and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with honey, caramel and sugar-coated fruits. Full-bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3794) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 14, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Dusty, robust looking brown body with small lacing. Lots of wood, grapes, whiskey aromas, tutti frutti and dark bread. Taste is candy, hazelnut, liquor. Terrifically complex and rich. After sipping some time it really reminds me of a good old Port. Rarely did I taste a beer this full of flavour en complexity, without getting too heavy or dusty. World class. (33cl bottle at De Molen) (Rating re-indexed)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at Brasserie 4:20, courtesy of Alex. Quite vinous, incredibly tasty. Maybe my beer of the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrelbelly (647) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
Sweet red fruit aroma, very sweet apple and red fruit taste. High alcohol and sweet red fruit finish. A bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
Bourbon barrel aged bottle. Not completely sure if it is the same one, but I put this here. Reddish brown, almost no head, could use a bit more carbonation for sure. Dark red fruits, caramel. Sweet, slightly hoppy, a bit liquorish, but not to bad. Not my style, but drinkeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
head: none
colour: dark apple juice
smell: vanilla, very sweet, coconut, malts, licqourice, bit of salty drop
taste: very sweet boozy start, grapes, sweet white wine, port, sherry, bit srupy and oily in texture, boozy burn, no bitterness, no sourness, mats, vanilla/coco end, mild grassy aftertaste, very good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle #1534 at home. Cloudy dark amber/red - white head. Ryebread, medium malty, caramel, sweetness, woode, bourbon, oakey, raisins, licorice, grassy, light bitterness, vanilla, dried fruits, coconut, dark fruits, nutty, light oxidation, oily, thick sticky body - nice balanced with a light bitter and aloholic finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5729) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
18cl bottle from ABCBeers. Nose is red wine strangely enough. Very thin head. Amber pour. Nice

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