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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Stavanger, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Makers Mark barrels.


Marsiblursi's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, - FEB 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 (Bottle) Pours dark brown (almost black) with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds wood/bourbon up front with notes of warming alcohol, toffee, vanilla, melted butter, some coconut and hints of dill. Deep malty undertones of roasted dark bread, cookies, caramel, soft cocoa and milk chocolate. Some brown sugar notes. Just a whisper of leafy hops and prune-ish dark fruits. Round, fancy and mega yummy nose. The flavour is medium sweet and near medium bitter with a touch of acidic notes from roast and hops. Balanced (but aggressive) oak, deep malt, balanced hops. Complex, yet dangerously easy to drink. The mouthfeel is round and velvety alongside a light stickiness. Soft carbonation. Malt and bourbon balance is perfect on the finish. Near full bodied.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ignorant (13) - madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2016
dark brown almost black with a crown of cream foam. Initial Aroma Wood - bourbon, with hints of alcohol, caramel, vanilla, melted butter, some hints of coconut and dill. deep shades of malt, dark toast, cookies, candy, black fruit, brown sugar, soft cocoa and milk chocolate. I hop distant memory. The taste is sweet, but somewhat bitter and sour notes balanced with oak, roasted malt and hops, balanced. Round and velvety body. Low carbonation. beer aged in barrels in which bourbon Makers Mark was manufactured.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (907) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Thanks Matt for this brew! Ouf... Ouch! Ayoye! Pffffff.... Arrggghhhhh!!!! Je tente de me relever de cette série de jabs adroitement placés dont je peine à me remettre. Mon verre est à moitié fini et moi je le suis aux trois quarts. Une bière bien ténébreuse, presque noire et sans mousse. J’approche timidement mon nez de ce verre lourd (car oui, mon verre est particulièrement lourd) et je reçois en plein visage un tsunami de bourbon, de caramel, de dattes fraîches, de sucre de canne et d’un alcool brun. C’est puissant; à la fois grossier et raffiné. Un coup de poing sur la gueule qui me fait voir un firmament d’étoiles toutes différentes les unes des autres, chacune ponctuant à sa façon cette infinie voûte céleste devant laquelle je m’agenouille, sonné et contemplatif. Je reprends mes esprits et dirige cette fois mon verre à mes lèvres. Je suis à nouveau la victime d’un brutal assaut. Ce liquide huileux et collant me réchauffe tout le corps d’un seul trait. Les saveurs m’apparaissant moins complexes que les arômes sont dominées par le bourbon et le caramel. Je suis convaincu que la bière pourrait facilement passer pour un spiritueux suite à une gorgée à l’aveugle d’un verre laissé une heure sur le coin d’une table. Du raisin, encore de la datte et cet alcool... Longue en bouche et collante aux lèvres, cette bière commande qu’on la déguste lentement, très lentement...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (167) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2016
Dark, muddy, brown. No head. No froth. Dark fruits, burnt caramel, vanilla and hints of whiskey in the aroma. Salty, creamy, caramelly first taste. Vanilla, raisins and hints of coffee in the middle. Alcoholy finish. Hints of whiskey snd some sweetness in aftertaste. Heavy bodied, rather low carbonated, silky, but powerful baleywine. Nice structure. Interesting palate. However, quite alcoholy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 26, 2016
Lovely BW, but I had back to back with Evil Twin BA, which seemed way more balanced. Anyways, I liked this one as well. Strong maltiness, caramel, vinous, intense dried fruits, raisins, bit off balanced bourbon impact, but its OK. Some tart oak. Mostly sweet with light bitterness. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (568) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Kolor; ciemnomiedziany, rubinowy, zmętniony.
Piana: niezbyt wysoka, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: intensywne aromaty beczki, burbona, ciemnych owoców, rodzynek, śliwek, alkohol subtelny.
Smak: spora pełnia, oleistość, aksamitność, również wyraźne nuty beczki, burbona, ciemnych owoców, melanoidyn, lekkie nuty opiekane, spora słodycz, kontrowana średnią goryczką, przyjemne rozgrzewanie od alkoholu.
Wysycenie: średnie w kierunku niskiego.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5173) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
33cl bottle. Thanks Jookos! Pours dark mahogany with a thin off white head. Woody aroma, strong Bourbon notes, toffee, soaked raisins. Really strong Bourbon notes here, sweet, toffeeish with raisins. Too much Bourbon here, alcohol coming through, overrides much everything else. Sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (4243) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Rated la 16.01.2016.

bottle. Dark brown. Med heavy barrel, bourbon, on nose, toasted almonds, sweet deep malts. Full bodied, bourbon bit scorched toffee old oak finish. Good mouthfeel, sweetness, bitters, some booze in finish. Vary flavourful, plum raisins, bourbon.

-- bb

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (1252) - LATVIA - JAN 12, 2016
Dark brown with minimalistic light brown head. Sweet aroma rich of bread, malt and dried fruits notes. Same for taste, sweet an certain sourness, whiskey notes. Moderate bitter finish, bitterness satus for awhile in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (3647) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. Opaque deep brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, oak, toffee, vanilla, light booze, wood and bourbon. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, oak and bourbon. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Really good, best beer I’ve had from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2016
This was poured into a mini snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with no head nor lacing. However, the aroma took up the sword and cut into toffee, sticky caramel malts, light tobacco, subtle vanilla, and cocoa. The taste represented the aroma very well being sticky sweet with a thorough sticky caramel aftertaste, cloying, yeah, maybe somewhat. Subtle sweet vanilla finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a great sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the stickiness to build even further. Overall, wish I could have found a date, I know Barleywines can be aged, but I’m not quite sure about this one. Flavor and aromas are definitely there, I’m just thinking carbonation kind of died off in this one, more carbonation probably could have helped being less cloying.


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