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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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Golden red and slight hazy. The surface tension reveals that this beer has quite a bit of sweetness to balance its alcohol. smell is deep with sweet, fruity aromas, port and damped spices that makes you crave for a sip. The alcohol is remarkably well hid in the nose as well as in the mouthfeel (for such a young and strong barleywine. The taste explosion is incredible and demands your full attention. It has portwine features. It is a beer that should be sipped. The best barley wine i’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Cider-red with near nonexistent head. Aroma of caramel-apple and sweet molasses booze. Taste big sweet caramel and fruit blast with biting booze in finish. I can feel myself get drunker with every sip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2010
(on bottle, very genorously open at around 10, on a simple friday by Mads in his shop) Golden orange and a very fast disapearing, white head. The alcohol hits at first and then a heavy lash of rotten ochards and chewing gum. It´s overwhelming and the lack of malt to balance the massive hopping and alcohol volume, the beer get´s way over the top for me. Waiting, maybe the beer would grow more complex, but no, too many edges in this baby.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
On tap. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Intense - almost herbal - hop aroma. Fairly solid body with the carbonation being a little low. Intense caramel, again almost herbal, cough syrupy with the massive hoppiness almost vanishing under the sugary sweetness and the burning alcohol. Definitely a sipper - hard to drink and hard to digest. 080110

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy amber coloured with almost no head - small off white ring. Aroms of fruity hops, caramel, sweat, burned rubber and some alcohol. Flavours of sweet malt, syrup, caramel, resin, warming alcohol, orange fruit and a nice bitter kick at the end. Not as boozy as expected. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
This was better than expected and perhaps the best Barley Wine i’ve tasted. The look is sleightly hazy amber with a medium tan bubbling head. The aroma strikes me hard with extremly powerfull citrus hop notes, blood orange and mandarine. The suprising thin about this beer is how smooth the flavor is, considering the abv. It is extremly sugery sweet bit when paired with the enormous bitterness, its quite allright. Really nice zipper!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Una birra ambrata sfumata con una testa color Panna arancione. L’aroma è molto luppolata - agrumata su un corpo leggermente maltato e caramellato. Il sapore è dolce con note forti di malto, alcol, e agrumate così come le note medio di zucchero e caramello, portando ad un finale secco, amaro, e zuccherino.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden, amber, colour with a very short lasting off-white head. Aroma is plenty of hops, caramel, malt. Taste is very good, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
50cl bottle dark amber, smooth offwhite yellowish thick head. aroma is prickly strong boozy, flowery hops, eggyolk, malts, quite strong aroma but not very flavorfull. lots of punch. flavor is sweet malty, faint hoppy, boozy, but less boozy than 17.6% for sure, faint citric note. orange. Need some time to adjust to such a high abv, but the beer itself is a good very sweet barley wine with some hops to balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
37,5 cl bottle. Dark amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sweet, malt, fruit and little alcohol.


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