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

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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


Plovmand's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6749) - 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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (175) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist/Snifter glass; room temperature. Very interessting wine/beer... Nice colour, but the beer is not very fuzzy. Great, powerfull aroma of chocolate and porto, with a taste of cherry, xeres and chocolate. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (420) - - MAR 18, 2015
Drank derde kerstdag (Tijs brought it). Very nice beer. Lots of taste. Sweet, soft carbonation and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at oak aged festival. Reddish brown with barely any head. Very sweet malts, whisky, red fruits, stone fruits, vanilla, creamy pudding. Very sweet and full bodied, very nice barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: alcohol, sweet. TASTE: alcohol, sweet, but not much more...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1579) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Aroma of malts, caramel, ripe fruits, bourbon, oak, some alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet with a rich sweet finish. Dangerously drinkable for its high ABV. Rather sweet, but smooth and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4190) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
At Gouda Winterfest 2015. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with minimal head. Aroma of sweet berries, vanilla and toffee, Full body, flavour much as the aroma, light liquorice and some nuttiness hinted at.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1344) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Very dark hazy brown with a small off-white head. Full body with low carbonation. Very sweet with some subtle bitter tones. Ripe fruits, caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Quite a tasty brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (1449) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Clear amber beer, tan head. Nose is caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, roast. Flavor is vanilla, licorice, bourbon, roast, sweetness, alcohol, bourbon. Finishes with roast and booze. Lovely brew. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1172) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, 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.


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