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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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5628) - 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 (5027) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, malt, candy sugar, caramel and hops. Full bodied. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7028) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle to tulip Port, Grand Marnier, brandy, soy, toffee, a hint of chocolate, coffee, and currants. Silky and slick black, practically no head. The taste is like I’m sucking on the cheesecloth that has just been pulled off a fruitcake. There’s a little chocolate there, but the rest is rum and dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2452) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma is a rich maltiness and licorice aroma. Taste is deep malts and caramel. Roasty flavors, some mocha and guava. Appearance is jet black with thin bubbly head that retains fairly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (228) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours viscous thick dark brown with small but nice brown head, some lacing. Aroma is rich. Packed with raisins, dates, figs, prunes - dark and sweet. Some coffee and toast. Burnt molasses. Sweet grapes and really characteristic moscatel. Taste is equally rich. All the dried fruits among the sweet grapes. Got the moscatel acid. Toasty malts and bit sugary. Does fate out in a dry way. Reminds me a lot of the real deal!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at Torst, 03/30/2013. Pours dark plum brown, little head with large bubbles floating on the surface. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate, caramel candy, musty malty sweetness, wood. Taste is sweet, chocolate coffee, light roast bitterness, vanilla, sweet barrel notes. Full bodied and smooth, alcohol not noticeable. Very nice, darker and more straightforward than the Back Room, still delicious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2094) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate notes, oak, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, oak, vanilla. Great beer.


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