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Hantverksbryggeriet Baronen

Brewed by Hantverksbryggeriet
Style: Barley Wine
Västerås, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
2012 vintage 10% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (487) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. brown color with redish notes and a small but quite stable tan head and really nice lacings. Aroma is grainy, malty and with a clean medium caramel sweet note at the same time with moderate vinous notes and warming alcohol. Balancing dark fruits (raisins, dates, figs), toffee, dark syrup. Smooth and sweet texture with long duration, increasing mouth feel and then a dry but still very very smooth and delicate honey after taste. Initially lots of toffee, some honey, whipped cream,light vinous figs, rye bread, herbs, sweet red fruits, a little licorice and hint of milk chocolate. It has aged incredibly well and will probably continue to do so. It has developed a fantastic smooth texture where the your beer was sour and harsh in comparison, and is still just slightly vinous!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
A barley wine with firm and fairly durable foam is rare, but it is nonetheless what the Baron has. It draws the finest lace on the side of the glass, leaving carbon sparkling cascades from the scattered islands of foam who refuses to drop their take from this beautiful copper red ale. It exudes an incredibly good aromas of dried fruits (prune and raisin) and the taste is velvety and delightfully of fruit and some light caramel and have weak associations with port wine. I think it will gain much by long-term storage, and I annoyed me to take just this one bottle that I have stored for about 1 year. I should probably have had some bottles lying in another 3-5 years, for here is really a possibility that it becomes something heavenly ale. Long fruity aftertaste keep alive very long and slowly heat comes from its 9% alcohol creeping in the mouth. A very light and unobtrusive hop bitterness with floral notes flying past and maintains all the aroma and taste sensations for even longer time. It’s probably one of the most accomplished barleys I have long tasted as though alcohol sharpness certainly will quiet down after a few more years of storage, I must admit that after only one year is drinkable and in the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Gusher. Mahogany color, beige head. Prunes nose, wood, brown sugar, licorice, light spicy. Heavy sweet taste, caramel, prunes, sweet licorice, coffee, rich malty. Full body, soft to average, oily texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knasputte78 (177) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Mörkt rödbrun. Lätt gult skum. Skumgodis i doft. Fyllig smak med torkad frukt. Kort eftersmak, inget man minns ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark dried fruit, caramel and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Barley. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mzaar (2291) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
Flaska, vintage 2013 8,7%. Mörkt brun med röda inslag. Smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, torkad frukt, malt, fikon i konjak, läder. Smakinslag av karamell, trä, sötlakrits, russin, söt frukt, läder... Härlig kropp, fyllig. Värmande alkohol. Karamellig avslutning. Gräddig och mjuk munkänsla. En fantastisk öl. Ren och skär njutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (1159) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle at Christian. Pours brown with no head. Aroma malts, sweet, dark fruits, barley malts. Taste sweet, caramel, notes of alc, grain

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Early summer gettogether in RB Odense. 2014. Copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with brown sugar and caramel, dried fruit, and a little oxidized dessert wine. Sweet malty flavour with caramel and fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle @ Scheffel, Orla and Dolle - 3 men strong ,Odense Tasting. Pours Amber with a creamy head. Nuts, sherry and port. Sippable and Warming. Some oxidation. 2012 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber with atiny tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit an sweetness. Full body with a nice, warming bafter taste. Great !

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