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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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Bourbon barrel aged

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6588) - Helsinge, - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Thanks a bunch KingCecil for this Nice gift! It pours brown with a small white head. The aroma is alcohol, bourbon, dark fruit, molasses, fruity hops and it has a slight acidic touch. The flavour is quite sweet and has notes of sweet caramel, malt, dark fruit, light chocolate, bourbon and brown sugar. Lovely flavour. Oily texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (109) - 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 (2376) - 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 (8256) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Biercab. Dark copper colour. Borubon, vanilla, caramel and malt aroma. Bourbon, caramel, sweet taste. Some maltiness, dark fruits. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11037) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Zu süßer Antrunk, der auf der anderen Seite für den Alkoholgehalt gerechtfertigt ist. Süß, nicht ganz rund, definitiv ein Dessertbier. Leicht fruchtig, schwer. 11/12/11/10/11/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (892) - - JAN 12, 2014
Dietro ognuno degli enigmatici nomi stampati sulle etichette De Molen si cela un segreto. Il segreto di questo è una birra maestosa, vellutata, irresistibile. Il gusto leggermente dolce, con note di vaniglia e strascichi che profumano di grossi tronchi lasciati a seccare al sole, viene ammantato da un velo torrefatto e caldo che la eleva ad altezze sublimi. Birra e whisky sono davvero fatti l’uno per l’altra; e le loro lune di miele trascorse nel buio seducente di una botte generano vera e propria magia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Really werid aroma - wet dog, cardboard, bread, bourbon, caramelly, and earthy aroma. Taste is sweet, brandy-ish, caramel, toffee, light cardboard, tangy, dark fruits, licorice, and bread. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace picked up at De Molen. Pours a murky dark reddish orange appearance with a thin head. A bit goopy caramel, somewhat fruity, a bit herbal/celery, tangy aroma. Syrupy caramel, red fruity, herbal, goopy, a bit boozy whiskey, lightly oxidized flavor. Not the best and kind of disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pour out of nip bottle, big thanks to Aaron! Clear dark red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big oak, vanilla, slight earth into a bit of wood, hints of caramel, nice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, oak and vanilla, slight earthy note, hints of spice, finishing bitter, dry, there is something weird about it that I can’t put my fingers on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eviva (25) - GREECE - NOV 10, 2013
18 cl bottle @ Kulminator. Hazy brown with minimal head. Really special aroma , Bourbon , caramel, nuts, resin, vanilla and wood. Taste is sweet , and then a wave of bourbon , vanilla , toffee and nuts! Just Amazing. Mouthfeel like a syrup full bodied beer , soft carbonation. Perfect Beer! Good job Menno!

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