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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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)


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11463) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at SBWF 2013. Clear dark amber beer with a small head. Lovely vinous aroma, raisins, dades, plums, caramel, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, grapes, some licorice. Malty fig flavor, dades, caramel, raisins, plums, sweetish, chocolate notes, woody, salty notes. Fullbodied. Wonderful beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11376) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, yeast, caramel and sherry. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, sherry, caramel, toasted, oak, toffee, rip fruit, oak, wood and a little bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11255) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours clear chestnut with a small, staying, creamy beige film head. Aroma is lovely, oak, tobacco leaves, caramel, soft chocolate, apple. It is sweet, elegant, figs, vinious. Very, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10458) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On tap @ Crooked Stave Reserve Society meeting. Pours a cloudy orangish brown appearance with a thin brown. The aroma shows some oxidation along with bread, light citrus, caramel, and toffee. Moderately high sweetness and booze. Moderate bitterness. Medium full body. A touch nutty with some caramel, light chocolate, and burnt sugar. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of smoked raisin, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
2014-11-20. Very dark brown body is nearly black with a tiny, fast fading brown head. 3+ Aroma is rich, moderately alcoholic, dark malt, leathery, sweet port like wine character. 7++ Flavour is similarly rich, sweet dark malt core, plums and dried dark fruit, prunes, sweet rich yet delicate port character. Surprisingly moderate alcohol character considering the strength. Smooth medium to full bodied palate is uncarbonated. Rich, and quite tasty but just a touch heavy for me today. I suspect I might add a point or two in a different mood. Bottle via trade with Duffman

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle at Sour & Bitter #2, pours a deep dark amber with a tiny beige / tan head. Aroma of deep dark fruits, subdued red wine barrels, caramel, and a bit of residual sugar. Flavour of perfume, red wine barrels, caramel, and some residual sugars. There is a bit of sweetness, but also a pronounced dryness. The barrels are used quite well, offering a dry vinous quality to it. Not the most complex or elegant, but enjoyable for what it is. Solid stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7028) - 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.


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