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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Malaga Barrel Aged Barley Wine. First batch brewed at Fanø Bryghus, Denmark. Second batch at Naparbier, Spain (called v.2)


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle to tulip Port, Grand Marnier, brandy, soy, toffee, a hint of chocolate, coffee, and currants. Silky and slick black, practically no head. The taste is like I’m sucking on the cheesecloth that has just been pulled off a fruitcake. There’s a little chocolate there, but the rest is rum and dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CarlJonas (228) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Brown, hazy liquid, small beige head. Vineous sweet aroma, hints of higher alcohols. Rich and very smooth, sweet taste and moutfeel with some warming alcohol. Leaves a slight burning sensation. Pretty great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
blackish brown pour, minimal white head. Gorgeous aroma of raisins, brown sugar, oak, dark rum soaked fruit...very enticing. Taste - Light carbonaton, raisins, brown sugar, slight heat, sweet (caramelized sugar) boozy finish. Rich, refined, a real sipper for sure!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (500) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Flaska på örebro ölcafe. Brun/svart färg. Nästan obefintligt skum. Knäckig söt doft med vanilj och katrinplommon. Rund trevlig söt smak. Russin, katrinplommon och fat. Mycket bra öl

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
12oz bottle, dark ruby-burggundy color, with a bubbly tan-colored head, with a mild fruity yeast, plum juice, toffee, fruitcake, sweet phenolic boozy port wine nose, with some dark dried fruit, raisin pie, molasses, candied berry, brown chocolate accents, and a biscuity, toasted, caramel, roasted malt, raisin, brown sugar note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, sweet fruity dried dark raisin, fig, plum date, syrupy liquorish port wine, brown sugar, sugar pie, raisin pie, fruitcake, molasses character with some roasted, chocolate, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malty, faint black coffee flavors, leading towards a warming yeasty, sweet port wine liquor, fruitcake, prune juice, faint coffee, fruity dried date, fig, dark brown sugar, lingering toasted, chocolate, caramelized, biscuity maltiness finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottled. Dark reddish Brown coloured. Small light Brown head. Aroma. Overripe fruits, caramel, Spice, molasses, alcohol. Flavour. Caramel, molasses, Brown sugar, alcohol, plums, raisins, Spice, distinct barrel. Medium to full bodied. Ends alcohol dense and full of sugar and ripe fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3882) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). From kbudd19, thanks man! Dark reddish brown with a small ring of beige foam and no lacing. Aroma is sweet with grapes, plums, molasses, caramel, boozy, raisins, winey notes and chocolate. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with grapes/raisins, dark fruits (mostly plums, but also dark cherries), molasses, caramel, chocolate, port-like notes and a warming finish. Medium/full body. Low carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. I prefered the Back Room to this one. A little to sweet and boozy, which doesn’t help the balance. Quite complex. Good barrel-aged Barley Wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (7658) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle - Alcohol, licorice, molasses, dark roast and sweet dark fruit barrel notes. Jet brown with a thin rich light brown head. Molasses, soy, licorice and chocolate. Finishes nice and sweet with a bit of barrel and burn on the throat. Great oily mouth feel and everything in balance. A bit darker in look and flavor, but still really good. This is much better than the back room.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielyabu (1360) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2013
small frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick dark reddish-brown body. aroma: raisin, cherry, wood, ruby port, alcohol. if: heavy sweet light bitter. ff: heavy sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Me senti tomando um vinho do Porto portugues de altíssima qualidade ao tomar o primeiro gole, que foi acompanhado de forte aquecimento alcoólico (lembra o de cachaça), mas sem o equivalente sabor do álcool no paladar, aparecendo somente no final do gole, mesmo assim, sem incomodar – ou seja, disfarça muito bem os 11%. Excelente cerveja. Baixa drinkability, devido ao alcool e o consequente dulçor dele proveniente. Sente-se ainda leve toques salgados no background, o que ajuda a suavizar um pouco o dulçor dominante. Posso ter sido sugestionado pelo excelente post no fullpint, mas realmente concordo com a presença de geléia de morango no paladar. Ameixa-seca também presente, em maior escala.sente-se também a leve acidez presente em ameixas vermelhas frescas, bem como seu dulçor característico. A cada gole, a medida que a cerveja ganha temperatura, novas nuances aparecem. Deixei-a, como recomendado em artigo postado nesse beerlog, descansando 15 minutos fora da geladeira após resfriada antes de abri-la. 350 s

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4724) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
330ml bottle from Bierkompass

Vertical with Back Room (Port version) - Pours dark reddish brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of vinous notes, berries, caramely malts, sweet syrup and wood. Taste is sweet, sticky, malty and woody with notes of berries, vinous notes, syrup and caramely toffee. Finish is sweet, syrupy and woody with hints of vinous berries. A lot more heavier and sweeter than the port version.


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