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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


lachesis' rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, - DEC 24, 2007
Nice and rich chesnut coloured beer with great looking yellowish head. Aroma is a la mikkeller, exiting and interesting complex. It has hints of fresh birchwood, forest soil, bee wax, caramelized cerials, Grand Marnier, Hors d’age Calvados de chez Roger Groult, nice refreshing hops, honey and old furniture. Taste is delightfull, strong and slight sweet malty. It also has a woody and earthy caracter with na boozy finish. In the finale there are nuts, dried leafs, carameized malts, some stonefruit pits and crispy green hops and herbs. Alcohol is presents but well integrated in this very complex calvados like barley wine.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to a snifter showing a hazed, mahogany color, with a modest layer of bubbly, tan foam, with both foamy & leggy spots on the glass. The nose was alcohol at the ready, dried fruit, chocolate, caramel sweetness, and subtle spice. Medium bodied, the taste was similar, with added notes of treacle, noticeable alcohol, some earthy bitterness, and carbonation that was low enough to flatten out the texture to a syrupy finish. Kind of dragged the total experience down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (549) - ITALY - SEP 17, 2016
Ambrata carica o tonaca di frate chiara, velata, schiuma beige di ottima persistenza. Aroma agrumato, erbaceo, foglie di tè, biscottata, arancia candita, zucchero di canna. Al palato nocciola, caramello, biscotto, scorza d’arancia, finale amaro erbaceo, tè, frumento e caffè tostato. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1229) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
(375ml bottle sample @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Sep 1 2016) Pours fairly clear pale reddish-brown with a huge pile of off white head. Aroma of burnt sugar, toasted grains, nuts, sweet darker malts, touches of dark fruit and citrus, bittering hops. Flavour is reasonably sweet but counteracted by rather hefty bitterness, toasted grains and toffee, candied orange, a bit of dark fruit, slight breadiness to the malt, nuttiness. Finish is rather dry and bitter with more toasted grain, some bittering hops, slight citrus peel, a bit of alcohol heat. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Quite decent barley wine, nothing really stuck out for me though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (845) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Mooi rood-bruin bier met mooie schuimkraag. Aromas van barley, caramel en hop. Smaak is zoet, bitter, tonen van barley, hop, mout, wat citrus-zest. Een mooie barley, smaakvol.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (555) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Flaska på Örebro Ölcafé. Vintage 2011, ca 8 månader efter bäst före-datum. Mörk brunröd vätska med krämbeiget skum. Stor, fyllig men samtidigt dov doft av kandisocker, smörkola, torkad frukt a la fikon och dadlar, portvin, inlagda körsbär, madeira och kanske lite konjak. Kropp åt det något större hållet. Relativt len och med en värmande alkoholton. Nära doften i smaken med mycket smörkola och en bärighet från inlagda körsbär och fikonsylt. Fortfarande beska kvar i avslutningen. Åldern på ölen märks av tydligt, med en typisk mer matt smakbild som går djupare och låter smakerna ligga kvar längre. Med andra ord har det gjort den väl.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5497) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle 37,5, a copper amber beer with medium creamy head. Nose is on barley sugar, grain, almond, blond caramel. Aroma is on toasted grain, sugar, toasted caramel, orange, bit monodimensional, light chocolate. Unfortunately very less interesting that the big worst worser !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IOzh (126) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JUL 15, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown with small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, citrus, caramel, malts, pines, dark fruits, spices and a hint of something sour. Medium body with low carbonation. Balanced bittersweet taste with mild presence of alcohol and bitter finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekso (24) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
klasyczne American Barley Wine, aromat chmielowo landrynkowy, smak słodowo miodowy, w smaku duża ilość chmielu, przyjemne, przyzwoite piwo

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HPDalen (316) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Aroma of plums, honey and sugar. Pours hazy light brown with an off white head. Sweet taste, sugar, honey and some spice. Medium body, quite flat, bitter finish. Yup, this is very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukka19 (746) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller Tasting, Urban Space. Brown color with medium white head. Aroma of honey, candies, plums, nuts, berries, light citrusy aroma at the end. Taste is sweet, decent citrusy hoppy, honey, nuts, plumes. Alcohol dangerously hidden


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