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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Excellent in all respects, fruity with prunes/dates/raisins to the fore. The alcohol is very even and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Dark mahogany with light ringed head. Rich dark berry and wooden nose. Firm, sticky nice sprite oxidisation and syrupy sweet and sunny towards the finish. Limey dark chocolate. Syrupy, tight and peppercorn crunch linger. Really nice, can’t be bad without a bit of age.

Bottle, Cheers BENNY BOY, November Tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Sweet roast... Dark malts... Sweet toffee... Soft fruit... Deep sweet toffee... Juicy.. I think i like malaga.. Very sweet melow Light oxidation.. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of dark fruits, prune and raisins, tootsie roll. Taste of sherry fruits, dark fruits, chocolate. Heavy sweet and light bitter. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, brown sugary, some wood, and dark fruits. Lighter vinous quality in the tastes. On the sweeter side ... a enjoyable sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Very dark amber, brickish highlights, low golden head. Sweet malty aroma, burnt sugars abound, dark fruits. Sticky, sweet, richly malty palate with flavours of molasses, brown sugar, dates, toast. Lip smackingly sweet sipper with enormous depth of flavour. Loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1332) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle, reddy brown pour, aroma buttery malts, raisin, dates and other dark fruits, palate is rich and oily, smooth and short sweet finish. Very nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @Tørst, just after the opening time, the 1st day
Opaque black color, small beige head. Woody, soya sauce, caramel, Madeira, vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied, sticky palate. berries, ticky sweet dessert wine. Woody, light hoppy notes and vanilla. Not too sweet. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Opqaue Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: English Malts, Sweet Prunes, Raisins, Toffee, Boozy T: Raisins, Toffee, Boozy, Sweet Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy Overall, i dont fully comprehend the malaga barrel taste but nothing that was worth $18 for a 12oz bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Cola brown, thin sickly bubble ring clings to the glass. Toasted marshmallows, very sweet, soya sauce shining through, and the aroma rounds off with the smell of the Safeway frozen juice freezer. Taste is mild for what this is, but still its a punch to the face. Prunes, soya, burnt sugar, almost but not a red wine. Sweetness builds but stays in control. Beer gets better and better the longer it sits. I drank this beer that is all.


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