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Brewed by Felstar
Style: Barley Wine
Dunmow, England
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Bottle Conditoned - 275ml bottles


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - AUG 17, 2012
Dark brown color with great head. Very smooth and nice palate. Sweet and well balanced beer with lots of chocolate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10404) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Heavy malty and light hopy aroma. Roast, chocolate and coffee notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice roasted notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull well balanced malted beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Nice big creamy head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich malt, dried fruits, caramel, nuts and hops. Notes of smoke and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours rich brown with a strong, creamy beige foam head. Nose holds some overripe berries, dates and figs. Quite a big and sweet flavor with rich bread, dates, brown sugar and touches of alcohol and currants. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Faintly warming to finish with brown sugar, some dark fruits, faint leather, raisins, figs, dates. Not intense depth of character here, but great balance and condition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6238) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle, thanks to Leighton at Bruce’s Housewarming Tasting. It pours dark brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is caramel, dark fruit (raisin, grape and cherry), oak and leather. The taste is caramel, blueberry, cherry, raisin, wood, slight tanginess, spice and brown sugar. Some underlying alcohol warmth. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good balance. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), bb Feb 2012, possibly 2 years old
The color is very dark, almost black, with a generous but fizzy brownish head.
Although the bottle spent a good amount of time in a fridge, there may have been a refermentation, as the aroma is quite strange, gassy, sulfuric, a bit soapy; all that covers the mildly roasted malts; after some time the gas is gone, and the normal aroma of the beer appears, with mild but nice roasted malts, a bit creamy.
The body strength is correct, the mouthfeel is partially round; the flavor of medium chocolate with light roasted malts and caramel is good; the residual sweetness is very low in comparison to classic Barley Wines; the bitterness is quite low to, but the dark malts provide some balance; there are traces of liquorice.
A fairly good Old Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at Ungstrup. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice. Sweet and light roasted flavour of fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of hops. Light roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
bottle shared by papsoe at ungstrup\s dark amber, clear , smooth light brown head. very brown for a barley wine. mild aroma, slightly malty, slightly sweet. flavor is quite fruity, dark fruits, dried fruits. tastes a lot more like a quad than a barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle 27,5 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a dark brown with a vague reddish hue and a beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit, pruney with some alcohol showing. Solid body, Sherry, oxidized overripe fruit, again prunes and raisins, a little marzipan perhaps and a roasty touch. Warming alcohol. Lovely British style Barley Wine. 090212

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
27.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a thick, creamy and tan head. Aroma is dry phenolic and dark liqourice. Thick malty, liqourice and dark malt. Thick malty and overripe fruity.


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