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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2061) - USA - MAY 27, 2010
This big barley wine was on tap at Rattle’n’Hum. ABV was listed as 12%, not 17%. Lightly fruity and honey-sweet aroma. Sheet lacing on the glass. Very smooth for the style, without a lot of the earthy, yeasty funk one sometimes finds in a barley wine. Fairly sweet, but well hopped too. A very good barley wine that was selling for the high price of $7 (US) for a half pint.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Bottle. Toffee colored beer with a cream colored head. Pine and grapefruit aroma with big alcohol notes and sweet caramel. Alcohol flavor with pine, summer fruit, and caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Alcohol and sweet malt linger with summer fruit and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2010
Tap @ Copenhagen 2010. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Firm malty body. Alcoholic raisiny sweetness. Bit over the top. Preferred the cat in the barrel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8347) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2010
250ml from tap at Ørsted Ølbar & Café. Murky, dark reddish body, no head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits. Sweet hops and dried fruits in flavour, dominated by apricots. Moderate impact of alcohol on the palate. Alright sipper that gets a bit too sweet (Copenhagen, 09.05.2010).

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
Aroma has alcohol and hops. The flavor is sweet and it has hops and alcohol, in a very balanced way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
@ CBF 2010. The aroma has berries, some citrus, caramel, raisin. Copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet with raisin, berries, citrus, caramel, alcohol. Even some grassy hops. Good body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemmingwillum (1031) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2011 Rating #314, sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010

Medium head, dark amber / brown appearance. Aroma of caramel, citrus, berries, dried fruits. Flavor was very similar, allthough the alcohol was present too. Throat-warming beer, but the sweetness hides the high ABV very well. Very full body, creamy and oily. 6-3-8-5-16: 3.8

Re-rating @ CBF ’11

This time the beer was lighter, nearly golden with a nice head. Aroma is hay , plums, pineapple, yoghurt, citrus, and some slime I used to play with as a kid.Flavor of plums, pineapple, fruit, alcohol and light bitterness. Soft and thick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Sample at Copenhagen beerfestival. Nice head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, molasses, alcohol and citrus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinzents (18) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
10 cl sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Dark with a sweet taste and rich flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (320) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2010
Bottle@home Apperance: Orange with a small, beige, head. Aroma: Citric notes, Caramel, Hint of alcohol and pine. Taste: Caramel, Alcohol, Berries, Citric notes and some syrupy notes. Palate: Low carbonation with massive sweetness that is held somewhat back by the massive amount of hops used. Way more balanced that i expected it to be. I was very impressed by this brew. Even though it is quite sweet there has been an effort in trying to hold the sweetness in check by using alot of hops. This was a perfect nightcap.


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