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


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaartenRF10 (1715) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
What an incredibly awesome beer! It was dark when I poured and drank it, so I don’t have any idea of the looks of it.the aroma is stunning, whiskey, vanilla, barley wine. Taste likewise with hints of wood. Body is full and almost oily and the carbonation is very present for a beer of this style and alcohol percentage. topbeer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer5000 (5118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2012
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. An amber body with a small off-white head. Strong aroma of dry fruit, caramel malt and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, really sweet malt, dry fruit particular raisins, vanilla and burning alcohol. Full body and looong aftertaste with the same flavor. Fantastic BIG beer, even being this sweet the alcohol and bitterness seems to create some kind of balance. The bitterness is almost not notable, but it just has to be there. Amazing and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
18cl bottle thanks to Colin. Hazy reddish color, almost no head. Smell malts, clearly bourbon BA. Taste malts, slightly caramel, lightly sweetish alcohol and again clearly liquor. Medium to full carbo, medium to full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle consumed at t’Arendsnest. Pours reddish brown with no head at all and an incredible fruit and malt aroma. There is a fruit and vanilla flavor with a lingering alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Sample courtesy of Vinnay. Pours like a nice, deep red with a soft, clean surface. Aroma of Dutch cheese, cherry cough syrup. Nice and dank yo. I don’t feel like finishing this. Thanks Vin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle with Pat and Allen. Poured a brown color with thin head and not much lacing. Aromas of cheese, wood, maple. Taste is booze, sugar, dark fruit, figs, cherries, wood, cognac. Boozy and warming as hell, but still layered and delicious. Some other vanilla bean in their as well. Sticky palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
(167ml bottled 4-19-11 thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich brown, oily light tan head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, candy, rich, chocolate, caramel. Taste is very sweet, marshmallow, candy, caramel, medium thick body, alcoholic, sweet kick at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
Clear deep red with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Sticky and oily. 030712

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle at the Kulminator
Pours a ruby color with a good head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and mapley with some toffee, bourbon, and booze. Very rich smelling!

The flavor is very sweet, very rich, some mild orange, lots of maple, vanilla and woody booziness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle from Skjold Burne, Århus
bottle 186, brewed 2011.01.12, bottled 2012.02.07

The cap, waxed, opens with no sound; it pours flat and oily, with no head. It has a very good malty aroma, with some toffee, mature wood, a touch of Bourbon vanilla; very British.
Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; very sweet malt flavor, with some caramel and butterscotch; the alcohol can just be perceived, but it’s well managed in this big beer; there are nice tones of Bourbon whiskey; quite remarkable for the lack of bitterness; hence the final is a bit too short. It has similarities with the classic Thomas Hardy’s Ale, with more vanilla and less character.
I appreciate mostly because I like sweet beers, but it lacks of depth.

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