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


on tap

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
18 cl bottle A home. Red-brown color. No head to speak of. Aromaís: wood, boozy, sour fruit, with sweetness (sweet fruit) and bourbon & vanilla retronasal. Flavor is sweet, toffee-ish. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, but alcohol feel isnít that strong. Medium carbonation. Long finish with dried fruit and some wood. Nice nightcap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Picked up at the bottle shop at De Molen many manny months back. The tiny clear red waxed 18cl bottle, bottle number 760, pours with a headless clear amber body that has easy on the eyes red ruby hues. The aroma is super jazzed with brown sugar simmered prunes, dates and ripe cherries rolling into earthy musty molasses covered spicy oak and then some booze at the end of the draw. Outstanding! The taste is rich and starting out with prune and date like sweetness and getting cherry and earthy before muted molasses infused spicy oak joins in the fun. Excellent BA barleywine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours dark brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is quite pungent. It actually smells really bad. Wet garbage. But also in the trashbag is a little bit of raisins, some whiskey and wood. The taste is sweet, with a little bit of bitter but not enough to balance this monster. Mouthfeel is oily and harsh with some big alcohol warming to go along. The body is heavy and the finish is long. Not bad, nose is really the only detractor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 27, 2012
It stinks first. Really unpleasant. In mouth itís a bit disappointing: zero carbonation, taste is very (too) sweet. Aromas: caramel, bourbon notes in aftertaste but not so evident. I am really not so happy with that expensive brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at SBWF-11 Deep golden. No head. Very vinous and sweet. Fruit juice with light oak notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Unclear light brown almost red barleywine with a little foam. The bottle looks like a small lambrusco. Very sweet but delicious enjoying beer that lasts very long.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
18 cl bottle (no. 1382/1722). Served at perhaps 12 degrees Celsius (difficult to tell, but it was not very cold). Color is a dark brown/amber. Very little foam, even though the beer was poured quite aggressively. Aroma is sweet; sugar and raisins. Tastes very sweet, smooth, warming alcohol. Not much of an aftertaste. Medium-bodied, I would say. Reminds me of a sweeter (at times it felt too sweet) Anchor Old Foghorn, a barley wine I thoroughly enjoyed, especially the sweet raisins part. I should have enjoyed this at a bit higher temperature, plus I was sitting outdoors. The cool temperature outdoors combined with the low temperature of the beer (I prefer warmer) affects my score. I will have to try this again some day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ THE Barley Wine Tasting. Cheers Leighton (I think) for bringing this! The pourís deep brown with a small head. The nose is funky marmite, some big booze, cherries and burnt brown sugar. The taste is hugely sweet ripe fruits, some toffee and caramel, plenty of woody booze and astringent burned grain. Big body, a real sipper. Overall, pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1700) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Sampled bottle at GBF 2012. Copper red, head is a minimal porous ring. Aroma: toffee and butterscotch, maybe brandy. Taste: mead, sweet honey, dried fruits, dessert wine, red berries. Oily and sticky on the palate. Wow, this is very sweet. Still a nice one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Bruce at THE Barley Wine Tasting, August 2012. It pours deep brown, with pretty much no head. The nose is light spice, honey, booze, caramel, buttery toffee (like Wertherís Original) and sweet banoffie pie. The taste is brown sugar, caramel, wood, sweet toffee apple, cake, hot cross buns, Scottish tablet, booze and somewhat vinous aspect, with a sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. You canít deny this has a depth of flavour and a good deal of complexity. However to try and cover up that alcohol this is also super-sweet. A sipper for sure....

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