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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 813   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.


Cryotek's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - APR 5, 2008
Smells fruity, spicey, sweet liquor, and alcohol. Golden amber brown color, dirty and merky looking. Tastes very strong, like cooked sweet caramel liquor, other brown sugary fruit tastes, and spices. Sweet warming finish. Very good and very strong tasting.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. clear amber with a minimal off-white head; a fair whiff of alcohol balanced by stewed apricot, stonefruit, honey and some citric hops; rum’n’raisin flavours, bread and butter pudding with a good hit of bitterness balancing out the warming alcohol. delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1585) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
October 4, 2014. Bottle at SBWF, best before december 2015. Hazy reddish amber with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, dried frutis, sweet canned pear, raisins. Taste is sweet with dried fruits, canned pears and malt. Light bitter finish with caramel notes and light alcohol. Medium to ful bodied, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2536) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Brown reddish. Sweet malty, raisins, alcohol and yeastyness. Bitter, med bodied, sweet plum fruity. Feels messy and homebrewed. Just a lot of everything thrown together. Slight phenolic, yeasty. Icky sweetness. I’d had better than this.

-- bb

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gaultier (450) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 24/10-14. Aroma: Fruity, caramely. Taste: Fruity, sweet. The finish is bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2266) - GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
0,375 l bottle BB 16.06.2024 alcohol, caramel, basement aromas, butterscotch, floral, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, thick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4974) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from Bottleshop, Bratislava. Red amber colored beer with medium light beige head. Caramel malt, candied fruit, hops, specially centennial. Taste, sweet malt, caramel, candies, some fruits, plums, raisins, licorice, alcoholic bitterness in finish. Cloying sweetness. Too sweet for being enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5863) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottled 375ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Clear amber coloured, medium sized beige head, dry malty caramel nose. Sweet malty, fruity, strong hoppy and reasonable alcohol presence with light nutty and dried fruits in the finish. Slight caramel and alcohol also in the finish. Despite high ABV easy drinkable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (1105) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 141024. Malty and caramely with a lot of sweetness, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and sweet with alcoholic notes. Too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
At the "expensive beer tasting" with heavy, hrabren and ogivlado. Poured a dark, lovely clear amber body with a big off white head, creamy, that went away slowly. Jaffa cakes-style orange in the aroma, lovely maltiness, weak nutty note, sweet, random notes of figs, light alcohol. Sweet malty taste, ending up somewhere between perfumey oranges and roses, though more the latter. very, very good, pleasant malty profily, slightly candyiish.... Oof, definitely a pleasant BW, good one Mikkeller!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (538) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
brown copper red beer with a good looking beige head. Great hoppy nose, grain, malt. Taste: malts, hops, psices, alcohol, raisins, fruity (hoppy) touches. Sweet finish, lasting. bit caramel stickiness and some small hop bitterness in the back. Definitely alcohol warming. This feels like the result of a strong hoppy beer with a candy sweet tripel. Complex brew. Real nice beer, but the high alcoholic body in combination with the sweet MF and the bleow sufrace hop bitterness, makes it euhm,.. new. Bit, a bit too sweet for me in the finish, still, can appreciate it a lot.


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