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RATINGS: 1549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. It’s aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2007 ]. Light unclear medium amber red colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, bread, oxidide, dried fruit, alcohol, smoke notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120324]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with no head. Smoked aroma, slight malty and rubber. Thick mouthfeel. Clearly fullbodied. Sweet raisin malty, syrup and oak hints. I don’t sense the vanilla, but the beer has a certain flavour smoothness. Good bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2004
A red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of malt, alcohol, caramel, and hints of hops. The flavor is very sweet with notes of caramel and the alcohol biting the tongue. A quite nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a cloudy, warm, amber golden with a yellowish head. Sweetish aroma of caramel and fruit. Soft mouthfeel, full-bodied with sweetish caramel and then some odd but fairly distinct smoked notes - as in a Scotch whisky. A bit flat and sticky perhaps. Ends with basically no bitterness. Definitely a different Barley Wine. 090407

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, wood and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel an dried fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is leather, malts, hops and syrup. Flavour is leather, malts, a bit caramel. Also strong roasted and smoked notes. Hides it’s alcohol quite well.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Deep red, vinuos, hoppy and enormously complex with notes of vanilla and maple syrup. One of my all time favourites!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
Draught @ Über Tavern, Seattle. Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head. Has a malty spicy aroma with some hints of juniper. Sweetish warming malty slightly hoppy spicy oak flavor with some hints of juniper. Sweetish warming malty spicy oaky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
24th October 2008. Hazy brown beer. Full on flavour! Slightly smoky beer with a sweetish mid and a little vanilla. The finish is a complex of sweet spirit and porty tones. Interesting - not had anything like this before.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012
2012-03-24, purchased in Sept 2008, possibly 4+ years old, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Dark amber color. Nice caramel and malt aroma, a bit oxidized. Malt flavor, caramel, sweet, with very low bitterness, some alcohol perception.
Not suitable for aging.

2009-10-21, 7-5-8-3-16=39
The pour is not thick; it has a dark mahogany color and a reasonably big head, creamy. Malt aroma; I think actually that it’s quite slim. It has medium body strength, quite good malt and caramel flavor, partially sweet; I surely expected a more massive beer, thicker, to start with, and sweeter; the most interesting part is a light smoke flavor; ordinary bitterness; the final is even quite dry. Some alcohol warmth. Not complex as expected; well, last time I had it it was 11 years ago…


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