Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

Lonick's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1495) - Edinburgh, - JAN 30, 2012
Brewdog - Edinburgh - third of a pint - draft; top quality beer. Raisins, fruit, weak coffee, caramel, this beer had the lot. If i’d have seen lifeboats from the Costa Concordia in it i would not have been suprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
12%ABV. Barleywine. Poured out brown and rusty. 28ºSRM. Nose is sweet ripe citrus. Fresh ripe valencia oranges. Alcoholic on the nose. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is sweet with candy, malt sugar, waffles with maple syrup. Hops are bitter, herbaceous. Finish is medium bitter and with that residual sweetness of honey or syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (412) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Pours a murky burgundy with minimal head. Aroma is a sweet malty mess. Notes of raisin, prune and toffee. Flavor is also extremely sweet with notes of toffee, raisin and dark fruit. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Dry finish. At 11 bucks a bottle and from Mikkeller was expecting so much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2254) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Clear, dark amber with a white layer. Sweetish, malty, slightly oxidized and a bit boozy aroma of molasses, caramel, raisins and vanilla. Sweetish, quite malty and slightly oxidized taste of caramel, molasses, some coffee, a touch of raisins and some vanilla, followed by a long, slightly bitter, rather warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay, but very disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (17676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Malzig pappiger Geruch. Keine Karbonisierung. Wässrig getreidig malziger Antrunk. Erkennbarer Alkohol. Kurzzeitig würzig, dann wieder wässrig. Belanglos. 7/8/7/6/9/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3746) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (552) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1254) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (867) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (603) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (5520) - 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 !

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