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


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2121) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn), bottled 12.12.2014. Pours clear copper without head. Aroma is intense sweetness, sourness, fruits, bourbon, caramel. Flavor is sweet, malt, bourbon, caramel, fruits. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2438) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown colour, almost no head. Almost no carbonation. Nose of port, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and chocolate. Sweet and a bit vinous. Boozy. A tad too sweet in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2335) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Chocolade bruine kleur met een kleine doch mooie kraag. Ruikt zoet, crème, vanille, alcohol. Smaakt vol, vanille, crème. Subtiele zoete smaak met iets alchol. Lekker, maar verraderlijk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4574) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2015
(Wild Turkey) Dark brown with creamy head. Bourbon aroma. Flavour is sweet with Bourbon and dark malts. Really smooth and easy to drink. Rather strangely there’s a very slight beefy, gravy-like edge in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2015
Tap at Winterbierfestival 2015, Gouda: Dark brown with red glow colored brew and the taste is pretty sweet bitter with an nicely burn. Hints of chocolate, vanille and dried fruits. Very dangerous high alcohol volume you don’t noticed very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1300) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Shared 15cl tap @ Winterbierfestival Gouda. Body is oplalescent, ruby-brown, Head is very tiny, beige, fully diminishing, no lacing. Nose is distilled liquor, Aroma is burnt, mild coffee, herbs, cognac, resing Taste is heavy sweet, medium bitter, Finish is heavy sweet, medium bitter, medium fruity sour, long sweet duration. Full body, sticky texture, flat carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ShivanDragon (2799) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
donker bruin met rode gloed, minimale witte kraag. Aroma van mout, zoet, alcohol, en volle graan. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, zeer sterk, redelijk fruitig (rozijn), sterk moutig/granig, volle body, romig en glad mondgevoel, zacht, lage co2, lange en zoetige afdronk. Voor een Barley Wine wel erg zacht in de mond, gevaar is het alcoholpercentage, deze valt eigenlijk niet op (daarentegen ben ik al een avondje aan het opbouwen ;) ) . al met al prima BW. !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle nr 30 from a fellow beer connaiseur friend who bought it at the 2012 ACBF Alvinne festival in Moen - Belgium. Sirupy dark golden pour with no head. Aroma is wort and hint of vanilla. Reminds me of the Amarillo wort aromas of De Molen. Hay, barnyard, dried grass, oak and strong aged madeira wine esters. Soury whiskey flavours. Very sugarry that tones down flavours and makes it a flat aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3404) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Brownish beer with a body of sweet malt. Notes of raisin, dark fruits and of course the delicious bourbon. The beer leaves a warming glow, although the alcohol is quite well hidden in the taste. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (13095) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit keiner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, sehr alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig, schwer trinkbar.

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