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RATINGS: 95   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)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8040) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
11.2oz bottle. Dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Very big dark fruity notes, lots of fig, light vanilla, some caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, but hides the alcohol much better than the malaga hvedegoop I just tasted. Bigger body. Smooth, slick, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice raisins, good barrelly light vanilla notes. Pretty tasty, rich, nice complex barleywine. Big sweetness doesn’t bother me here. Awesome dates, dark fruits, raisin aromas, hints of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a murky ruby brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, toast, toffee. Big and sweet, loads of caramel, warm sugar, chewy malt, coffee. Very chewy, verging on cloying. Sweet caramel, roast and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7338) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a fruit and alcohol aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a smooth fruity finish and a warm alcohol trail.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
[6916-20141120] Bottle. Plum date fruity wine aroma hints at cocoa. Murky, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy toasted wine and caramelly grains flavour with a big a barrel finish. Full body. Interesting but it seems a little out of phase. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6895) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany red color with a small head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits, lots of caramel malts, some brown sugar and toffee, faint resinous hops also. Very sweet plum and raisins on the flavor, caramel malts, toffee, wood, some plums and raisin with a hint of vanilla at the end. Alcohol is very well evened out with the sweet fruits and caramel. Soft carbonation, complex and heavy malty body with a sweet lingering finish. Very tasty slow sipper, not as brilliant as the Back Room was though.
5316

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6782) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of rich malt, caramel, dark fruits, oak. Flavor is rich sweet malt, dark fruits, sweet port, oak, booze. Medium body, soft carbonation, rather dry finish with some warming alcohol. 231013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6737) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malts, biscuit, wood and strong herbal notes. Rich flavour of strong herbs, biscuit, oak, alcohol, raisins and residual sugar. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a warming alcohol finish with loads and loads of herbal notes. I liked the port version a lot more than this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
bottle sample at The Festival. caramel orange colored pour, fuller mouthfeel. Wonderful rich maltiness, touch of dark fruits. Really enjoyable. boozy yet elegant. Very nice


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