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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 vintage 10% abv
2014 vintage 10.4%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2009 bottle c/o Rich. Pours cloudy orange and brown with a medium creamy beige head. Aromas of mild citrus peel, a bit funky, with toasted/buttery oak, alcohol, and raisins. The flavor is sweet toffee and burnt caramel, light grass, and a crisp malt finish. Bitter citrus is also present, with slight alcohol as it warms. Low carbonation and creamy with a dry finish. Really nice. Thanks! [923]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
20-JAN-2012, bottle @Bishops Arms CPH, with Ulkløbben. Clear red/brown with lasting beige head. Nose is alcohol, hops, but mostly sweet dark fruits and bready malts. Taste is sweet, bready, fruity and hoppy. Fine, bitter and sweet barley wine. I like this.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
330ml bottle, 2010 vintage. Pours a deep amber, beige head. Mature, malty aroma, caramel, walnuts, marzipan, toffee, fudge, dried fruits, sherry, madeira, earth, hops. Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, caramelly taste, the alcohol is quite evident but balanced, dried fruits, apricot, prunes, nuts, marzipan, madeira, earth. Long, sweetish aftertaste, dries out nicely. (2012-06-04)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 A clear deep chestnut amber brew, an off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of toffee, muffin batter, butter scotch, nuts and almonds. Some vanilla.

Starting with brown bread, brown sugar, syrup, dates, raisins, sherry, some bitter orange peel. Eggnog.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, smooth, oily, sticky. A warm feeling (of alcohol), a big body.

A very sweet and warm barley wine. A real candy shot. Wonder how it will mature?

Bottle 330 ml. This was the 2010 vintage, 10% ABV.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3255) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
Flaska från SB årgång 2010. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad, klar, inga jästrester, lågt skum som snart försvinner. Första doftintrycket är lagrad ost, sedan växer söta dofter av torkad frukt, sött vitt vin, sötlakrits och marsipan. Smaken har mycket sötlakrits, söta äpplen, dessertvin, marsipan och plommon. Lätt men markant beska och lite torrare avslutning. Ganska stiltypskt för en brittisk BW, fylligt med djup smakbild och riktigt gott.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3297) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (494) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Flaska på Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. Flaska från 2014 - tyvärr hade flaskorna från 2013 redan tagit slut innan jag gav mig på den! Denna fick jag tag i i slutminuterna, tack för det! Brundisig med brunbeiget skum. Doft av russin och choklad. Återspeglas fint i smaken tillsammans med ekfat, honung och kola. Mm vad gott! Hamnar högt på listan av dagens öl.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
23Skidoo (69) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
Dark brown, decent head. Aroma: oxidised green apple, oats, tobacco, tomato juice. Taste has similar notes, plus some wood, honey, more pronounced tobacco, leather, green leaves and raisins. Bittersweet. Velvety body. Complex and unexpectedly good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Hazy amber with rich beige head. Fresh malth grapefruit aroma. Well balanced between the malt anf fruity hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2016 Bottle from SB, cons 2010-09-23, Göteborg, 2007 year edition! AR: a bit like old stock, vinos, pruns, chocolate, rasins, very round and a bit oaky. The nice aroma i still there after being poured. AP: dark ruby body, creme caramell coloured froty head F: a bit to obevious strong, but very nice flavours of caramel, scottish toffee, vinos, pruns, chocolate, rasins fruity and a bit dry finish. I guess it needs a couple of more years of storing to get a rounder flavour and more appeling taste. Oily consistence. Have had several editions of this beer, over the years.


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