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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Barley Wine
Bodegraven, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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Bourbon barrel aged


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grunx (367) - - MAR 23, 2013
Una de les millors Barley Wines que he tingut la sort de tastar. Alcohol totalment integrat. Genial!!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours a crystal clear mahogany. Great looking beer. Nose is awesome with vanilla, dark fruit, light spice. Flavor is just crazy awesome. Sweet malt with tons of caramel, vanilla, rich fruit, and light spice. Complex, brilliant. One of the best I have had from De Molen. Big thanks to Bloomster for hooking me up with this.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
This is definitely one of my all-time favourites!! 18 cl bottle @ De Molen. Pours a deep orange beer with no head. A nose of orange peel, butterscotch caramel and madeira. A taste of caramel and supersweet exotic fruitiness. It’s incredible how the huge amount of alcohol is hidden by an explosive taste! Aftertaste is milk cocolate and caramel, silky soft. Wooow... Incredible

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Mjuk och mumsig. Helt underbar. Världsklass. Tankarna far åt gamla Thomas Hardys när dom är i fin form men den här är så mycket tyngre. Blir nostalgisk. De Molen levererade världsklass en gång i tiden. Komplex fudekola i doft och smak. Pröjsade 120kr för en flarra. Snacka om fynd!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaartenRF10 (1539) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3535) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 18 cl. bottle@Kulminator: dark brown with a purple hue, miniature tanned head that immediately disappears, smell is bourbon, dark fruits & caramel, taste is very sweet with lots & lots of cough medicine & liquorice, caramel, dark fruits, dark malt, sugar, some Sirop de Liège , plain syrup, bourbon, warming & almost no carbonation, bottle nr. 1430/1722 //////// Tried this one again, 18 cl. nip bottle @ Kulminator, this has really improved, gone are all the cough syrup notes from previous, still very sweet but in a nice way, huge sugar and very sweet bourbon barrel, great stuff, zero head this time around safe for some bubbles //// original score 4, drinks more like a 4.7 now, going to up the score to 4.6, this has aged really nicely which I usually don’t expect from a De Molen beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3411) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 14, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Dusty, robust looking brown body with small lacing. Lots of wood, grapes, whiskey aromas, tutti frutti and dark bread. Taste is candy, hazelnut, liquor. Terrifically complex and rich. After sipping some time it really reminds me of a good old Port. Rarely did I taste a beer this full of flavour en complexity, without getting too heavy or dusty. World class. (33cl bottle at De Molen) (Rating re-indexed)

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dazz3 (1512) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2011
Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Pours amber with no real head. Smells nutty and honey. Tastes nutty and sweet malty with a similar finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Oh HELL yea!!!! Thanks to darkguardian for sharing this gem. Murky brown pour with no head. Booze, dark fruit, caramel malt, and vanilla aromas. Wow, what a bad ass barley wine from De Molen with all the usual suspects caramel malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, and a little cinnamon added to the mix for good measure. AWESOME.....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2011
Bourbon Barrel Aged Little rim constituting the ’head’; totally hazy deep-red beer. Fruity alcoholnose, very strong, aromatic, complex and typical vanilla/oak from the Bourboncask. Smelling sweet, but great at the same time. Fruit, alcohol, and alcoholdrenched wood. Preserved red fruit on old dusty casks of precious brandy. Complex, balanced despite the definite tilt towards the sweet side. Some old world brandy fruitcake (description that suits me like a glove). Very slick, oily and alcoholic, warming. It IS a bit tilted towards the cherry-brandy cake. But I can like that too...


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