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Gigantic Massive!
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewers in the midlands of England would boil their barley wines ales for longer times to intensify their flavors. In making Massive! we used only British Halcyon pale malt and boiled for eight hours, giving the beer a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. Heavily hopped, Massive! is a beer that can be enjoyed now for its intensity, or after years and years and years of aging.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
01-MAY-2015, draft @yellow session @CBC15. Amber, no head. Aroma is Bourbon. Taste has a lot more barley wine notes. Dried fruit, caramel. Alcohol, sweet, no carbonation. Flat but nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Rich deep brown coloured body with a faint tan head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, nuts, earth, grain, pit fruits and a lot of alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong caramel and nutty notes with a lot of pit fruits and raisins throughout along with a big malt body, some alcohol and slightly bourbony notes with a lot of unfinished sugars. Aftertaste shows that malt, apples, grain and oak notes that show up, with a lot of alcohol and some how even more pitfruits than in the flavour. Overall, a nice fresh barley wine, but this would only get better and more smooth over time. Great to sample and definitely worth searching out for if you can get it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Zupan’s (Burnside) in Portland, Oregon, yesterday on 02-May-2015 for US$8,99 sampled in my hotel room day later, here in Portland, on 03-May-2015.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Sample at CBC 2015. Reddish/brown with a minimal head. Sweet with dried fruit, malt, oak, vanilla, some toffee and warming alcohol. The mouthfeel was sticky. Quite heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4750) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured deep reddish brown with no head. Aroma of sweet, heavy berries and toffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar , Copenhagen

Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup, toffee, hints of berries. Taste is sweet, syrupy and malty with some berries, toffee and roastiness. Finish is heavy and sweet with some syrup and malts. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Plums on the nose, caramel and some fruits. Hops and resin on the flavor, caramel malts and ripe fruit notes. Nice and smooth.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Aroma has sweey licorice and ripe fruits. Also some liquor. Flavour is sweet with ripe fruits, mild woody notes, sweet malt and liquor tones. Also raisins and molasses. Very sweet, very American. Feels quite like an ASA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1767) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Pours reddish brown no head Aromas of butterscotch, vanilla, dried fruits, Taste has very nice caramelly notes. Butterscotch, oak, vanilla, dried fruits

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15.. Copper.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Sweet toffee fruit

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11548) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller The Original. Hazy chestnut with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with dried fruit, especially raisin and cherry. Sweet malty flavour with plenty of caramel and brown sugar. Next to the bourbon version this is quite unimpressive (and also too sweet)


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