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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)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2874) - 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 (2747) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dar brown body, small beige head. Aroma of wood, tobacco, chocolate, plums and raisins. Sweet toffee taste with tart berries, toasted malt, vanilla and alcohol. Rich sweetness, full body, with a wine-like aftertaste. A very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2493) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2442) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, oak, port wine, bread, toffee and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of wood, port wine, vanilla, raw sugar and toffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really good.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ Tørst / 22.06.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ The Festival Portland Maine:
Small brown bubbly mediumlasting head. (At the festival: no head, looks very cloudy) Aroma is rich and sweet, dark malts, toffee, salty caramel, dark sugar, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, raisins, licorice, tangerine. Taste is sweet and slightly concentrated, dark malts, salty caramel, raisins, dark sugar, cocoa, oak, licorice, vanilla. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Damn this was good shit! A nice barleywine, madeira, licorice and bourbon barrel aging perfect mixed in one beer!? How can it get much better than that!?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pours a rich amber to mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of rich layers of creme brulee, raisin, salt water taffy, roasted peanuts. A viscous body that coats your mouth with some underlying booze, hints of bitterness never quite make it out of the round sweetness but teases the back of the palate. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draught. Dark brown to black opaque pour. Small white head. Malty maple syrup smell. Malt dark fruit- like a strong doppelbock. Very good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Opqaue Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: English Malts, Sweet Prunes, Raisins, Toffee, Boozy T: Raisins, Toffee, Boozy, Sweet Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy Overall, i dont fully comprehend the malaga barrel taste but nothing that was worth $18 for a 12oz bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2210) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
Pours dark brown to black with minimal tan head. Aroma of dried fruit and berries, molasses, port barrel, very very sweet. Taste is huge alcohol sweet with port, malaga, raisins. Light bitter in the finish but, yeah, mostly sweet. Creamy, rich body with flat carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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