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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 (8168) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7669) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7650) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7147) - New York, 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (6908) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (6726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle@Himmerriget, Copenhagen (2012) v1 from the cellar - dark brown pour with nice beige head. Medium toasty sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, treacle, some great dried fruity and nutty notes, red wine infused wooden nuances, some intriguing spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish, has a mature old special character to this. Beautiful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5846) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5360) - 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.


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