Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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English: Big Bad’s big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at home, 08/06/14, weekend wind down beer. Lightly hazed rich amber wth a big old light beige head of frothy bubbles. Nose is fruit cake mix, orange marmalade, nutmeg, light boozey waftings, bitter hop presence. Taste comprises bitter orange, spice, hoppy pangs, candied orange peel, boozey vibes, rich caramel, fruit loaf, woody rinse, caramelised sugars. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Solid barley wine, drinks a good few notches below 12% and the hop presence preserves a bitter edge preventing it from getting too sweet and cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1098) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma of malts, caramel, strong toffee, candy sugar, ripe fruits. Flavour is massive sugary sweetness, alcohol, with a hint of bitterness. Quite sticky. I found the sweetness a bit much, but enjoyed the depth and complexity of the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2815) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of marmalade, light hops, dark malts. Quite hoppy flavour, rather sweet, malts, bitter marmalade, lemon peel. Lingering bitter finish, malts, marmalade, light honey.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Thanks for sharing, domienS!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2125) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
21.05.2014, 0,375l bottle (bottled 02.07.2008) @ BBGTC tasting:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet, well oxidized, caramel malts, grass, burnt caramel, butterscotch, alcohol, dried dark fruits, chocolate, thinner. Taste is sweet, sugar, caramel malts, grass, alcohol, burnt caramel, dried fruits, old hops, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, but not bad for being almost 6 years old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (703) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottled 02.07.2008. Relatively clear deep amber / coppery. Malty aroma with loads of dried fruits. Raisin, dates and prunes. Taste is sweet malty with rich dried fruity notes. Toffee. Hints of oxidation. Slick on the palate with little to no co2.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fajry (561) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2014
Fľaška. Tmavo oranžová farba, pekná biela pena. Vôňa je ovocná, citrusová, orechy, karamel a v pozadí jemná horkosť. Chuť je sladká, jemne zemitá. Kandizované ovocie, karamel, citrusy. Stredné telo s jemnou horkou dochuťou.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (266) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2014
From 0,375l bottle. Pours cherry red liquid, small tan head. Aroma: candied fruits, sweet. Taste: red fruits,candied fruits, whiskey, heavy sweet, medium bitter, low acid. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle. Pours nearly clear red orange with lasting, pillowy off-white head. Some stringy lace. Aroma is fruity, citrus, hoppy, huge toffee, caramel, nutty, biscuit malt with a spicy hop background. Flavor is sweet up front, spicy and earthy hops, huge caramelized malt, candy sugar, candied dark fruit, and plum up front, nutty, toffee, caramel, toasted malt with a lightly citrus, piney hop, nutty malt aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden, sweet and fruity. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7384) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Modularman (128) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, smell of earth and biscuit, appearance is dark amber with thin khaki head, taste is sweet malt and earth, delicious.

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