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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, Sugar.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 28.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet boozy, sugar, oak, bourbon, toffee, almond cake, vanilla, hints of butterscotch. Taste is slightly oxidized and sweet, bourbon, oak, almond essence, butterscotch, vanilla, sugar, grass, hay, hints of cardboard. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Pours dark amber with a light beige head. Aroma of especially bourbon notes (vanilla, buttery caramel) and oak. Full body with nice sweetness level and a rather dry finish. Flavour is too much bourbon for my taste, takes away the balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 33cl, Vintage 2012, as Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2012 ’Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged’, new exclusive Dutch brew, from Melger’s Haarlem, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Clear amber/reddish - white head. Caramel, whiskey, sweetness, toasted, nice high boozy, coconut, vanilla, wooden - rather high american oak/bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
Troebele honing en caramelkleur met weinig schuim. Zoet zure geur, met iets van honing. Smaakt zoetig honing met een alcohol nasmaak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1610) - AUSTRIA - OCT 19, 2013
Deep copper with a white, lacy, lasting, frothy head. Smells of deep caramel with dried fruit-cherry and grapes, sweet malt and vanilla notes. Smooth creamy full body with faint carbonation. Tastes of sweet toffee and caramel with soft fruity strawberries on a bourbon sharp alcohol bitter finish. Vanilla, oak balances out the bourbon spices well. Very sweet and boozy for the moment, could use a decade to become incredible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riktw (16) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Lovely brown/red colored beer, smells of bourbon and a bit of sour cherry. Sweet beer, fruity, bourbon, bit of an alcohol taste. Aftertaste is very slightly bitter and vanilla and mostly bourbon. Special and nice beer, bit easier then some whisky barrel ages beers but still a very complex beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1566) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Draft at BBF’13
Hazy hazelnut color. Tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, malts. Taste like aroma, strong barley wine taste. Some alcohol. Full body, good carbo. Probably the best beer at Borefts ’13.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2510) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Tap at IMBC; hazy amber pour with thin off white head, aroma has bourbon and caramel, very sweet taste but not unpleasant a hint of vanilla and smidgen of bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at IMBC 2013. It pours hazy deep amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is butterscotch, vanilla, fudge, marshmallow, wood and bourbon. The taste is bitter-sweet, toffee, butterscotch, spice, wood, bourbon, over-ripe fruit, brown sugar, raisin and vanilla with a dry, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Hides abv well. Smooth, sweet and rather drinkable.


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