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


on tap

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011

Bottle 180ml. @ SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL - The Secret Bar, Parco Rosati,via delle Tre Fontane, Roma, Italy.

Clear medium to dark brown red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, bourbon, wood, vanilla, moderate roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110514]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (33598) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
18 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a fully gone head. Aroma is wineous, dark malty and caramelish. Sweet caramelish, dark malty and slight fruity. Smooth and lingering caramelish. Bitter and dark caramelish dark roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29987) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle 18 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a tiny off-white head. Very, very sweet aroma, loads of licorice allsorts. Thick and syrupy body, hardly any carbonation, lots of sweet caramel and Bourbon. Hot alcohol finish. Indeed a sipper. 190511

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of whisky and earth. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice with notes of alcohol. Fruity and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2011
Bottled (thanks Recep!). Copper colour, no head. Aroma is fruits, wood, resin, some alcohol and mild notes of fruity notes. Flavour is caramel, toffee, mild resin, wood, alcohol and some slight spicy and vanilla with some slight burnt muscovado notes. Balanced and quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
Bottled at O’Connor’, Uppsala. Clear mahogany colour, no head. Strong fruity bourbon aroma. Sweet, full bodied. Juicy, very malty. More fruit than vanilla, sost with arousing alcohol. Port like finish. Intense, good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit and caramel aroma. Fruity malty sweetish vanilla and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel, toffee and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
13th April 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Clear glass bottle shock! Clear brown beer, residual tan head. Despite a slightly syrupy mouthfeel the palate is amazingly light for its abv. Tiny bit of carbonation. Sweet malt and sweet bourbon with a little vanilla wood underneath. That’s about it but eee by gum it’s smooth and well joined up! Exhibits no alcohol heat! Tasty little treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15750) - 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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