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Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2012 (Buffalo Trace BA)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, Sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
330 ml bottle at Staffan47. Dark reddish brown with small whiteish head. Aroma has bourbon, malt sugars, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Taste is similar, sugars, bourbon, vanilla, wood and alcohol dominates, Some warming alcohol is the finish. Low bitterness. Nice and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
avantdagare (187) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2016
1 finger beige head, dark-amber body. Nose: Vanilla, butter-scotch, coconut, bourbon. Aroma: Fudge, caramel, butter-scotch, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, alcohol-sting. Long ending with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
axl (443) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
330ml bottle. Brown with one finger white to brown head. Very boozy aroma with some dried fruits, figs, dates, raisins etc., wood and maybe some chocolate in the background. Tastes much like a bourbon, sweet and boozy with hints of vanilla and more dried fruits. Unfortunately the barrel has completely taken over the flavor as taste is bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon. Very boozy and inhaling after a sip is almost like inhaling after taking a shot. Pitty, this could probably have been quite good had the barrel aging not totally bulldoozed everything else. Later addition: this beer grows on me as I keep drinking it and I’m no longer sure I dislike it as much as i initially did. However, I still think my initial observation of the barrel aging having bulldoozed it is most objectively correct. The fact that I rather like bourbon doesn’t make this a good beer, it merely makes it drinkable to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (589) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at het Arendsnest (sold as 2011 BA). Hazy reddish amber with a small white head. Sweet sugary aroma of malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bit boozy. Sweet malty aftertaste with warming alcohol. Nice, bit boozy though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (242) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Doft av kola & karamell. Okej huve. Smak av karamell & kola är väldigt framträdande. bourbon, beska. Toner av vanilj. torkad aprikos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1774) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
Dimmig rödbrun öl med vitt skum. I doften finns mycket karamell och en del whiskey och fattoner. I smaken tillkommer vanilj och mjuk pepparkaka. Balanserad alkoholhetta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottled. Cloudy pale amber, small head. Bourbon and caramel arma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel, white pepper and bourbon. Mellow and warming. Late hop bitterness and brandy heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1311) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, sherry, herbs and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, herbs, nuts and vanilla. Wow, intense oakiness balanced with lots of malty goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle 33 cl thanks to Knä (non-ratebeer), sampled on September 20, 2014.
Hazy brown color, small tan head. Alcohol, vanilla, some cheese scent. Vanilla, alcohol, raisin taste. Alcohol, vanilla aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (201) - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 20, 2014
Il colore è giallo ambrato, leggermente velato dovuto ai residui in sospensione, schiuma quasi completamente assente. Aroma di malto caramellato, Sherry, tracce di whiskey. Il gusto è di caramello mou, note di Sherry e Whiskey con un amaro di noci che si fa sentire ai lati della bocca. Il palato è pieno, morbido leggermente oleoso con una vivace carbonazione. Il finale è lungo e dolce, con persistenza di caramello mou e piacevoli note amare. Ottima Barley Wine, ma troppo impegnativa da bere in solitudine.

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