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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Hazy orangey brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Really nice. 120712

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Kenny for this 2009 vintage bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a faint, creamy foam head. Deep, dark sugary malt nose, some cheese notes. Big sweet flavor with hefty alcohol kick, coffee ice cream, caramel, dates. Big in body with finely carbonated. Hot finish with further coffee ice cream, lots of alcohol, chewy ripe fruits, salt, figs. Loads of alcohol heat here. Nothing special

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toffee, rip fruits, little vanilla with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, dried fruits, sweet, toffee, hops, little bitter, plume, raisins vanilla with notes of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2011
2010 bottle from Jrallen, thanks! Dark brown color. Grapes, grassy hops, porto and bourbon in the aroma. Sugary sweet, alcoholic flavor with lots of bourbon and oak. Well hopped. Citrus notes. Good complexity, enough to compensate the sweetness and even the massive amounts of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9634) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Tasted blind # 37 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Amber coloured. Unclear. Beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, alcohol, barnyard, spice, caramel, Flavour: Ripe fruits, caramel, spice, marcipan, alcohol. light marzipan. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholdense sweet and fruity end.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (9430) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle, huge thanks to Alex (_angst_)!!! Clear amber/mahogany beer with a small head. Hazelnut aroma, malty, fruity, caramel, raisins, toffee, plums, candy notes, dades, vanilla, woody, cream notes, bourbon, some licorice. Malty vanilla flavor, caramel, licorice, raisins, hazelnuts, warming alcohol, bourbon, dades, raisins, cream, chocolate notes, cocoa powder, earthy notes. Lovely mouthfeel, full bodied, alcohol is well hidden. Perfection! So glad I was given the chance to try this beer, Alex!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
A dark brownish barley wine with no head. In aroma, brown sugar mixed with aniseed, treacle, and nice warming alcohol. In mouth, a porto beer with licorice, honey, maple, and warming alcohol. A rich and smooth barley wine. Tasted at Mondiale 2007.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Ryan. Pours clear tawny with little to no head. Aroma is light sherry and brown sugar, dates and figs, spicy alcohol, cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with sweet dates and figs, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Some oak and light smoke notes cone in late. Full body, high warmth and light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle 2011 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of prune, toffee, caramel, tobacco, light bourbon and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, fruitiness, tobacco, light bourbon and light oak with a smooth lingering fruity toffee finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle provided by hoppymeal. Thank you! Clear brown color. Barely any head. Vanilla, dates, figs, honey, agave, brown sugar, light bourbon and woody notes. Flavor is sweet with dates, figs, bourbon, syrup, alcohol, wood, and a really nice hop finish. Really a wonderful beer. I am guessing this one will get better over the next year.


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