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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)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
11.2 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark caramel malts, dark fruits, wood, a hint of smoke, sweeter barrel notes I can assume came from the Malaga. This is solid and tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6864) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6519) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a translucent darker brown with very thin light beige lacing. Smells good too; sweet and malty with notes of oak, vanilla, and a touch of earthiness. Tastes like it smells with notes of raisin and a nice, sweet, slightly vinous mouthfeel. Good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is dark fruit, roasted, taste is sweet and fruity, sweet toffee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared with RB crew. Pours a thick murky brownish black body with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate and wood. Mouthfeel is medium to full with rich notes of molasses, maple, chocolate, oak, sweet malt, vanilla and dark fruit. I thought this was a wonderful barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Almost clear dark brown with a small head. A lot of malt in this one. Also dried fruit, oak. toffee, choclate and some alcohol. A great beer to sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
330ml bottle pours a deep amber brown color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with some yeast and smoke. Taste is a fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a herbal hop bitterness with a smoky finish. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. A nicely done barley wine that is worth checking out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4671) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2014
11.2oz bottle in a teku. Pours hazy brown with a small, beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and some light chocolate malts, some barrels and port wine, notes of dark fruits, some light bitterness, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Smooth texture. A solid barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4648) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4073) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Hazy dark brown with tan head. Aroma of plums, vinous alcohol, caramel, roasted notes and bread. Taste is malty, dark fruits, caramel, roasted malt, vinous alcohol, wood. Long lingering finish. NIce


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