Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 827   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2633) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Mahogny body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, pineapple, orange, raisins, juniper and alcohol. taste is sweet, sugary, with plum and orange, bitterness coming through at the finish, ending with a massive dark fruit and caramel aftertaste. Full bodied. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (504) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 On tap @ Mikkeller, Bangkok. Beautifully hazy reddish light brown colour, no head. Sweet (too sweet imo) nose and taste, red fruits, grapes, berries, vanilla, honey, walnuts: port-wine like tones. Nice (not too) boozy burn. Long lasting aftertaste, a bit dry but mainly fruity sweet. Oily but soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, fully body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1339) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Watson. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a minimal ring of beige head. Aroma of booze, oak, and caramel. Taste is heavy on the raisins and booze upfront, with more caramel on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (270) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 6, 2014
Embotellada en Julio del 2011. Aroma potente y complejo. Destacan notas a frutos rojos, pero principalmente a Oporto y ligeramente vino tinto. Se perciben notas amaderadas. En cuanto a su apariencia, color Rubí rojizo, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion y corona de espuma nulas. En boca es suave, dulce, frutal y posteriormente algo amarga. Al paladar es una cerveza dificil de degustar. En primera instancia sumamente suave y dulce. Da la sensación de degustar un vino oporto, a pesar de no percibirse, extrañamente sus 12 grados de alcohol. De igual forma su inicio tan dulce te hacen pensar que tomas algun jarabe o jugo de frutas. Posteriormente e intentando equilibrar las notas se percibe un amargor que corta el dulzor percibido y es al final cuando se logran diatinguir las notas amargas. Cuesta oler y aun más distinguir las notas del lupulo que deberian estar muy presentes. En rwsumen una cerveza algo compleja, pero que a la vez exagera algunas de sis caracteristicas y adolece de otras que deberia tener. Le falta un equilibrio adeciado ya que el dulzor es agresivo y el lupulo brilla por su ausencia, aun que tiene mucho que ver con el tiempo de embotellamientos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark copper, fruity caramel, toffee, raisins, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (773) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin kuparinruskeana ja hieman sameana, tiivis vaahto on 1,5 sormen paksuinen jättäen vahvaa pitsiä. Tuoksussa vahvmpana on karamellinen maltaisuus. Raaka banaani ja makea marjaisuus työntyvät joukkoon yhdessä puumaisen humaloinnin kanssa. Maussa jatkuu sama tuhti karamellisuus, jonka kanssa täydellisessä tasapainossa on makeampi marjaisuus (mansikka?) ja tumma hedelmäisyys. Lievä puumainen humalointi tuntuu lievän yrttisyyden kanssa. Suutuntuma on paksu ja täyteläinen, joka alkuun meinaa tuntua hieman alkoholiselta, mutta lopulta kuitenkin vain lämmittää eikä tule pahemmin läpi. Harvoin törmää olueen, jossa päämaut nivoutuvat täydellisesti toisiinsa luoden loistavan kokonaisuuden. Upea tasapaino, joskin tuoksu oli hieman yksipuolinen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (717) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. A- Red wine, sweet, bourbon, dark fruits. A- Mahogany color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Dark fruits, slightly sweet, slightly malty, bourbon, alcohol. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A solid barley wine no doubt. The only thing I didn’t like was the appearance. I hate the yeast particles floating around in beer. Just a big turn off for me. Makes it look like it’s full of backwash. Otherwise an outstanding beer. The alcohol doesn’t seem like 12% but is still noticeable, especially as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12064) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (1751) - 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 (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, 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!)

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