Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 850   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.

StewardofGondor's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2008
Transparent and pale copper in color with bubbles rising and dancing on the surface. Aroma speaks of sandpaper, bing cherries, toffee talc and chestnuts nesting in a moderate pool of brandy and honey, cunningly like a light fruited fig. Flavor produces a thick, sweet profile that doesn’t skip a beat. Amaretto and brandy plum crème brulee hum lovingly throughout the palate. A dry, earthen chestnut edge is won over sharply by an equally citric and earthen hop bouquet. Honey, lavender and rose intertwine as the tongue draws numb and the rater goes speechless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
avantdagare (170) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
2010 vintage. Very little beige head that disappears fast, brown-red body. Nose: Caramel, raisins and figs. Aroma: Caramel, dates, figs, madeira, port-wine. Semi-long ending with some bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (1570) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Johnny Off License Roma Italy. 03.12.2015.Thank you Alberto for amazing journey and thank you guys for sharing this Vintage 2012 bottle.Taste with Mortlach, ippopotamo36, John, Trevor and cika Boban.Pour it dark ruby color with small head.Aroma plum jam.Taste of molasis, dark fruits, spices, so complexed, candied fruits on the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (693) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Drank with Kaspar at my place 23-12-2015 (when we tought of ’Let’s talk’). Very sweet, rich, beer. Alcohol taste is present. Enjoyable though slightly unbalanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Not sure of the age, but I think it might be from the 2007 edition. Corked and caged with silver foil, if that’s a clue? Anyway, it pours a deep purple-brown colour with absolutely no carbonation and some small floaties - poured it carefully, and left behind a lot of sludge in the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of dark dried fruit - figs, dates, prunes - and oxidized port. Flavour follows with the same notes, along with some coffee and dark cocoa in the finish, and lingering sweet raisin. No hops to speak of, and surprisingly smooth given the abv. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2007 bottle shared by Folty at Darkness day, thanks. Strong boozy sweet aroma. Taste follows, a little wood. Missing some carbonation. Still really good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brew_Cat (107) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle @ Athens Craft Beer Expo (Zythognosia) during a tasting workshop. Pours dark amber with big, off-white long lasting head. Medium body, no particles detected. Rich palette, beautiful aromas and notes of caramel, cookies and orange. Definite and distinctive malty character. An excellent barley wine. I consider myself lucky to have tasted it, since finding such kinds of brews is a rare phenomenon where I live. Perfect!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Backlog. Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 25.03.13. Slightly unclear, reddish brown. Not much head. Aroma of old port, sherry, nuts and plum compote. Taste pf port, tokayer, some alcohol. Then old port, some oak and prunes. Round mouthfeel. No carbonation. Perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly murky caramel color with a sudsy khaki head that fades to a soapy wispy film and lacing. Aroma has sweet sugary fruit burnt caramel malt and woodiness. Taste is slightly bitter with big sweet sugary caramel malt some fruit like figs and prunes. Palate is full sticky warming and finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
October 23, 2015 - taster glass sample at Darkness Eve. 2007 bottle shared by me. Glad I finally opened this up. A very well done barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1442) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Big, bold, extra of everything, boozy, immensely fat malt backbone, sugary, lots of aggressive hops, big bite, bigger sweetness lots of alcohol. Is a bit like a sledgehammer not that sophiaticated, but it gets the job Done!

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