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Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2012 (Buffalo Trace BA)

 (RETIRED)
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95
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, Sugar.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle, full bottle (33cl) sample. The aroma has overripe prunes, cookies, oak/bourbon. Hazy, dark brown coloured with a thin/medium off-white head. Lots of crap parts floating around though. Guess that’s the only minus point. The taste is sweet caramelly and evolves more bourbon-warming towards the end. Why am I drinking this now? It is winter though extremely hot for the time of year. Anyway, it is just very delicious. Probably in other times I would find the bourbon a bit too much, but for now it is okay I think. Besides barley wines just need a good barrel for complexity. Carbonation is low-medium, body is medium-full with the bourbon blanket on top. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2144) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 bottle at home for my 500th review. bought a bottle for just 3 euro’s. poured a orange amber colour with a non lasting head. bourbon hits the nose while pouring. lot of vanilla, sweet caramel, almonds, oak, milky smooth mouthfeel, only bad thing about it is that the bourbon is to overwelming for a barley wine. balance is a bit gone by the intense bourbon hit I need to re-rate this! boy this beer is insane! got it served after 1.5 hour in the fride. the bourbon combination with the vanilla is insane!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is minty bourbon with a little caramel. Taste has bourbon and toffee to start with a strong bourbon and alcohol finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled, BB dec 2015, large sample. Clear orange to amber color with loads of debris floating around, short frothy head. Aroma of huge vanilla and bourbon, cookie, biscuit. Vanilla milk shake. Actually its way overdone, but I love it nonetheless. Taste has lots of vanilla and banana sweetness together with biscuit and cookie dough again. This could be a Ben & Jerry’s icecream flavor easily, and one of their bestsellers Id say. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. It’s a barley wine overpowered by bourbon, or a bourbon watered down with a barley wine. Either way, it does the trick for me. Lovely stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a small thick white head. Aroma of rich caramel sweetness, butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla and strong wooden notes. Flavour is very rich and thick with caramel, massive bourbon notes, plums, very elegant wooden tartness, green apples and vanilla. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a very long sharp finish with strong dried fruity notes. A big beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
OllieBBommel (1252) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Tap@In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Head: irregular off-white foam. Colour: orange. Aroma: vanilla, bourbon whiskey, some biscuit. Taste: sweet, bourbon whiskey. Palate: full bitter-sweet finish, medium CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1252) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Keg at De Wildeman, 10th December 13. Full on aroma, really oaky? Some bourbon, sweetish. The flavour is rounded and balanced, very drinkable, especially at this ABV. Nice one to have as a winter warmer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2262) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
rood/amber helder met minimaal witte kraag
aroma: zoet, vanille, hout, bourbon
smaken: zwaar, licht bitter, licht zuur, zeer sterk, matig fruit, redelijk moutig, pittig, zwaar zoet, vanille maar vooral die lekkere zachte smaken van een BBA.
volle body, romig, laag co2, zoetig
heerlijk bier !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big sweet woody vanilla bournon caramel madness. Flavour is caramel, deep malt sweetndess, red fruits, some alcohol, vanilla, wood, light roast, plum, raisin, vanilla, wood, brourbonny alcohol slowly fading away. In that order. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3831) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ dEnk’s, thanks! Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of vanilla, leather, sugary malts, huge bourbon and fruits. Flavor is warming bourbon, thick sweet malts and with a huge smooth body. Amazing brew, especially for bourbon lovers.


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