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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle.Pours cloudy amber with a small off-white head.Aroma of cheese, malt, caramel, prunes and bread.Flavor is sweet,warming and malty with red berries, some bread, vanilla, oak and dried fruits.Full body, soft carbonation.Really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14629) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle, 18cl. Unclear, dark golden to copper body with a minimal sized off-white to beige head. Vanilla, sugary sweetness, alcohol, bourbon of course, caramel hints and some dried fruits on the nose. Too sweet on the palate, almost sugary, with bourbon, dried fruits like apricots, coconut hints and some more sugar. Full body, almost flat, and not as warming as the ABV suggests. Nice, not wonderful. 110917

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle 250ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel, coconut, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2144) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pours copper with a small eggwhite head. Aroma is bourbon, raisins, ripefruit, oak, light booze. Flavor is sweet ripe fruit, bourbon, alcohol, dark fruit, woody notes. Medium carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2013 Bottle in Rome during The Stag Do. Super sweet and boozy. Full bodied with average carbonation and lots of heat. Warm finish, notes of aged malts, toffee, caramel. Lingering booze, heat, sugar and caramel. Very nice, even if these notes don’t fully reflect it. (4.2)

Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting - East Croydon. I didn’t bring this one - maybe Kenny did? Or Bruce? Anyway, yet again I neglected to take adequate notes, notes to do this fine beer justice. It was big and sweet and perhaps lightly cheesy, but on the whole I quite enjoyed it yet again. (3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (2872) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Bottled. Pours clear, orange, amber with a tiny off-white head. Nose of caramel, dried fruits, bourbon and notes of vanilla. Very sweet flavor of caramel, bourbon, dried fruits and alcohol notes. Full bodied, syrupy texture and flat carbonation Warming alcoholic finish. It’s a sipper for sure with an awesome flavor and body. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
Red colored brew. Sweet aroma, dark fruits, alcohol, oak. Flavor has a lot of sweetness, warming alcohol and oak. Very nice one to sip in the colder days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of matl, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with notes of matl, caramel, alcohol, and wood. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5007) - 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 (3882) - 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]

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