Gigantic Massive!
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22883) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Hazy orange-red coloured with s dmsll off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel,, grass and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, caramelish and mild toffee. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Lingering malty and sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
Small glass, draught at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade. Murky dark reddish body. Dark fruity nose. Taste of ripe fruits, sweet berries, caramel, and oak. Heavy bittersweet ending, mostly integrated alcohol. Heavy to drink. Decent sipper though (Copenhagen 30.04.2015).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ochniczek (132) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
tap at Mikkeller Bar. dark brown/ruby colour, slightly hazy. no head and no lacning. Very rich and complex aroma of sweet tropical fruit, caramel and cocoa. Sweet taste with notes of toffee, caramel malts, dried fruit and vanilla. Palate is very long in a bittersweet way. average carbonation. Delightful...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich dark molasses and toffee flavor with a bitter finish and a warm alcohol trail. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. No head. Hazy dark ruby body. Wineous aroma and flavor with cocoa and caramel. Low carbonation, long bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3368) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 11, 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$12,49 sampled in my hotel room day later, here in Portland, on 03-May-2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4779) - 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.

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