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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, Sugar.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11856) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear golden-amber with a mellow foamy head. The nose has nice toffee character, ripe fruits, bread. Hugely sweet with moderate alcohol presence, rich bread, caramel, dry citrus, stewed apples. Big bodied with average carbonation. Warm and sticky to finish, very sugary, with lots of ripe fruits and bready malts. Good stuff but really hefty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
.33cl bottle courtesy of angst, Thanks. Pours hazy reddish brown color with a small beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma features toffee, pears, sherry and a trace of whiskey. The taste is big one toffee, sherry and mild whiskey with bitter walnuts filling in the back and sides. The palate was full, smooth and just a bit oil with lively carbonation. Finished long and slightly sweet with lingering toffee and bitters. Overall: First rate BW, much enjoyed--thanks again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (1736) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Flaska. Grumlig mahognyfärgad med litet vitt skum. Dofter av trä, apelsinmarmelad, torkad frukt, bourbon och vanilj. Smakinslag av karamell, vanilj, konjak, plommon, brunt socker och söta frukter. Mjuk och rund munkänsla. Stor kropp. Alkoholen sticker igenom vilket gör att det är som att sippa på en calvados eller konjak. Mycket gott.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Brilliant. Displays barrel like a hammer to the face. Smooth easy malt holds the body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle grand tasting RBESG14. Hazy amber no real head. Candied tangerine. Sweet. Barrel ageing helps the beer. Pretty decent. Like it really. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2014
33 cl bottle. BBE 12/2015.
Pours cloudy mahogany color with a minimal head. Lots of sweet fruits and toffee on the nose, caramel malts, some biscuits, bourbon, wood and faint syrup. Sweet apricot and sugary caramel on the flavor, lots of bourbon, mild vanilla also. Soft carbonation, full-bodied, nice warming alcohol burn on the finish. This might be too sweet for some but it’s just the right amount for the alcohol content. Very good.
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (218) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Deep mahogny color, bone white head. Super nice aroma of bourbon, caramel, oak, dried fruits, vanilla, hints of smoke. Taste is very sweet and very heavy. Some nice bitterness also. Alcohol is well hidden. Really love these heavy and sweet barley wines but one bottle is too much, had to share with a mate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abrakarl (342) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Thought this was exciting and different. The aroma and taste differs. Aroma has lots oF bourbon, taste has more sugar. Complex and nice IF a bit sweet. Too much with 33cl...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (910) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy amber body with pretty very low head. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, oak and fudge. Distinct flavors from the bourbon barrel, followed by alcohol, dark fruit pepper and syrup.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvilCat (87) - FRANCE - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Bouteille. De Molen Shop.Robe ambrée lumineuse , quasi absence de mousse. Nez malté , caramélise ,praliné légèrement boisé. Alcool très présent . Bouche ronde très sucré , le caramel et la praline dominent , puis des notes de vanilles , de pruneaux et de chêne enrobent cette bouche gourmande. On sent bien les arômes typiques du bourbon. La final est alcoolisée avec des notes de cerises confites . Corps liquoreux et plat. Un barley wine très chargée a boire en digestif et a réservée aux amateurs du genre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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