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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 FanÝ Bryghus, Denmark. Second batch at Naparbier, Spain (called v.2)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from brewdog Birmingham
Rich sherry, rum, fruity, sweet not heavy, like a Pedro ximinez. Lightly hazy pale amber, little by way of head. Perfect beer for cheese. Excellent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3905) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). From kbudd19, thanks man! Dark reddish brown with a small ring of beige foam and no lacing. Aroma is sweet with grapes, plums, molasses, caramel, boozy, raisins, winey notes and chocolate. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with grapes/raisins, dark fruits (mostly plums, but also dark cherries), molasses, caramel, chocolate, port-like notes and a warming finish. Medium/full body. Low carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. I prefered the Back Room to this one. A little to sweet and boozy, which doesnít help the balance. Quite complex. Good barrel-aged Barley Wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3726) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours brown with a very thin khaki head. Smells of red wine and molasses. Diesel on the tongue with some wood notes to round of the flavor. Finish lingers. not a big fan of the style and this one seems typical of it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
8 oz draft at TÝrst, poured in a White wine glass. The pour is a deep brown, almost black with a think one inch khaki head that was firm and lasting. The aroma is big sweet malt, roast, almost char, and a decent amount of alcohol booziness. The taste is big on the sweetness, which shows as more of a chocolate caramel in the taste, though the more traditional malt sweetness is present as well. I also pick a wood - grain type flavor which is a bit hard to describe. The big booze is present, particularly in the lingering finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, though the mouth feel has some slickness which lightens the finish considerably. Low carbonation rate, and of course the sweet alcohol heat. I am not a huge fan of big, boozy sweet beers, and this was certainly one of them.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3409) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours hazy dark brown color with a minimal head and a thin ring of bubbles around the glass. Some lingering wisps of bubbles on the surface, with some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, toast, oak, light red wine, and toast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, toffee, vanilla, toast, chocolate, oak, red wine, and oak/toasted earthiness. Some light tannic wine/oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, date, vanilla, toast, chocolate, oak, red wine, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent English Barleywine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof (sorry, didnít get down who brought it, but thanks!): dark fruit, leather aroma. tastes sweet, oak, vanilla, roasted malt - good balance - background boozy warmth. nice. 7.8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On tap at the Barrel Cellar. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head. Big coconut, caramel, toffee, raisins, bourbon, wood and brown sugar notes in the aroma. Taste is big caramel, coconut, some cocoa, dates, plums, somewhat earthy, and wood With a touch of heat on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad but a bit oxidized.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3268) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Bottled. Pours deep brown and a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, wood, some overripe fruitiness and spicy notes. Slweet flavor that ends up dry slightly bitter and alohol notes Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice barley.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
12oz bottle, dark ruby-burggundy color, with a bubbly tan-colored head, with a mild fruity yeast, plum juice, toffee, fruitcake, sweet phenolic boozy port wine nose, with some dark dried fruit, raisin pie, molasses, candied berry, brown chocolate accents, and a biscuity, toasted, caramel, roasted malt, raisin, brown sugar note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, sweet fruity dried dark raisin, fig, plum date, syrupy liquorish port wine, brown sugar, sugar pie, raisin pie, fruitcake, molasses character with some roasted, chocolate, toasted, biscuity, caramelized malty, faint black coffee flavors, leading towards a warming yeasty, sweet port wine liquor, fruitcake, prune juice, faint coffee, fruity dried date, fig, dark brown sugar, lingering toasted, chocolate, caramelized, biscuity maltiness finish.

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


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