Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 865   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.

Merrill's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Deep red-brown with off white head that stays. There are lot of yeast flotsam. Aroma is rich caramel and astringency. Flavor is very rich deep caramel and some bourbon, burnt wood and alcohol. Hop spiciness underlies it all. This is a very interesting, well put together BW. Earthy and very strong with a long finish that stays tasty. In a world where BW can be any namby-pamby, this ones the biggest and worst that I can remember.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (494) - 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 (5433) - 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 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IOzh (117) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zekso (23) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
klasyczne American Barley Wine, aromat chmielowo landrynkowy, smak słodowo miodowy, w smaku duża ilość chmielu, przyjemne, przyzwoite piwo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HPDalen (272) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukka19 (687) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (616) - - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark golden pour, small tan head. Nose is hoppy, with a crisp hoppy taste. Quite nice, full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1045) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2016
375 ml bottle. Cloudy brown colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with dried fruits, caramel, nuts and citrusy hops. The flavour is slightly sweetish malty, with grapefruit, orange, raisins, plums. Warm and bitter hoppy finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gluepot (396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at the ChurchKey, DC. A rich, dark amber beer with an off-white head. A lovely sharp and fresh nose with various fruits, some booze and biscuit malt. There are a range of sweet, fruity and roasted elements here, all in a great blend. Caramel, ripe berries, orange, lemon, biscuity malt and tropical fruit work well together. The body is rich and dense. Nicely discernible but well blended tastes. Everything you could ask for in a big Euro BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2797) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is toffee, dried fruit, brown sugar and some hops. Thick mouth feel. Sweet, malty taste with notes of toffee, hops and some warming alcohol.

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