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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5006) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2013
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy dark brown colour, moderate off-white head. Distinct aroma of oak / red wine barrel, a hint of fusel alcohols. Also notes of dark dried fruits. The flavour is very oaky, the red wine barrel does indeed dominate. Decent hops in the finish. Warming mouthfeel. Very tasty and interesting!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle @ home. Dark amber coloured. Fluffy beige head. Aroma: ripe fruits, wood, dryness, spice, caramel. Flvaour: Alcohol, ripe fruits, sweetness, wood, light liqourice. spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and alcoholdense. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain and caramel with a bit of booze and an underlying light fruit notes with an odd red wine note. Flavor is similar with sweet caramel and sweet grains that kind of clash with the red wine and boozy note.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jackdag (12) - Hartsville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Very unusual beer, but great taste. Aged in red wine oak barrels. In my top 50 in the world. Very strong, don’t have more than one in an evening.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
January 19, 2013 - bottle shared by BVery. Brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and some spice. Taste was consistent with a red wine finish. Nice and smooth with a medium to full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Murky reddish amber pour with a monster foamy head. Looks amazing. Aroma is spicy, mild oak, and dark fruit. Nice complex taste - spices, sour, wine. Excellent brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1180) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a pretty clear brown amber colour with a big frothy beige head. Incredibly rich and malty aroma with lots of oak, sweet malt, marzipan, fudge, syrup, caramel and some alcohol. Not far from a cognac. The flavour follows up with a complex mixture of the aroma with licorice, spices and a touch of roast in the end. Very rich and sticky mouthfeel, and a light to medium bitterness. A rich barley wine with a complex aroma and flavour. Almost like a journay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
375 ml. bottle, bottled a year ago. Poured in to a snifter. Dark amber colour with a reddish hue. Thin, tan head. A vinous aroma mixed with a heavy caramel malts. The red wine barrels really shines through: Red berries, oak, vanilla, and dark, dried fruits. A good hops presence, resin and floral. Taste is sweet. Full body, oily feel and a soft carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish with that excellent red wine barrel touch. A slight hint of alcohol. Excellent, this beer shows the perspective of barrel aging.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Very dark amber to light brown. Thin tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, booze, oak, and earthy. Flavor is boozy, cherry, toast, and caramel. Full bodied and silky. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
14th June 2011
Cloudy dark red beer with a big pale tan fluffy head. Light palate, smooth and a little dry. Low carbonation. Light malt with traces of cream and barrel induced vanilla. Nice touch of red wine, not dominant but with good red berry fruits. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Very nice BA beer that belies it’s strength.


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