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RATINGS: 1859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber color with a small white / off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, fruit, heavy hoppy, pine, oak, alcoholic. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. I think it is a cross between barley wine and IIPA. But very nice :o))

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill.Pours clear and golden orange with a small creamy and off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish malty. Pine wood herbal hoppy. Dense malty, caramelish and alcohol just beneath. Ends bitter and sweet toasted caramelish. With a bit of an alcohol warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a dense orange head. The aroma is sweet fruity on an alcoholic backdrop. The flavor is fruity with mango and passionfruit being most dominant, leading to an end, that mixes in some wood notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a beautiful, clear, dark amber with a creamy, off-white head. Soft, sweetish aroma with lots of oak. Very full body with lots of caramel and roasted malt. Some sherry-like notes. Extremely alcoholic finish that even the solid body cannot really uphold. Hoppy finish, but not overly so. Thanks to Degarth for sharing. 030406

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, vanilla, wood and fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel, wood and fruits with notes of dried fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBF tasting. Golden colour with small white head. Aroma is a lot of nectar, tropical fruit juice and mild wooden notes. Flavour is being quite much the same. A really strong fruit juicy beer, which hides the alcohol rather well. Pleasant!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2005
Bottled, thanks JCW! Clear amber, small head. Sweet with notes of passion fruit and lychee. There’s candy sugar and peppery alcohol as well as plum brandy and some fruity apples. Intriguing and complex, but too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Thanks to Secret Santa! Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma with some weak oaky hints. FRuity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with some weak hints of vanilla in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
26th May 2008. Juicy hops that are never too bitter. Very well joined up with vanilla and woody oak tones. A lip smacking beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 2009-11-25, bottled 2009-06-19, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Wonderful dark amber color; huge head. Delicate aroma, with vanilla, malt and cookies. Good body strength, with strong caramel flavor, light vanilla and oranges; strong bitterness; maybe a bit to much warming alcohol in the end. Well blended, powerful yet balanced, but missing some complexity.

2008-10-16, Courtesy of friend Matteo, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Cloudy amber color, very thin head. Powerful aroma, malty, with a hint of sweet vanilla. Full bodied, with a strong and very sweet malt flavor, as I like, some caramel and toffee too, lightly fruity. The bitterness is not as powerful as expected, maybe softenend by the oak-ageing; in the final and with the time passing by, the caramel rises. An excellent Barley Wine. I like this kind of beer, but maybe missing some character.


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