Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours dark brownish copper, no head. Sweet sherry aromas. Medium to light bodies but viscous, sweet. Brandy, pear, plum. Abvs hide until the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle @ Mads, 10 / 8 2013. Red wax, 18,5% alc. version. Looks like carbonated apple juice (in a good way), amber, small white head that quickly disappear, leaving sugary curtains when swirling. Aroma, sweet malty, honey, wine like, apples, alcohol, . Taste, first i can’t believe how well the alcohol is hidden the taste, it does have a warming alchoholic ending which is great, this is awesome, sweet malty wine like flavors hits first, then some warming apple vanilla notes, then a spicy alcoholic warmth kicks in. Like warm appke pie! . I love this beer and it is quite hard to describe. Leaves a warm malty oily aftertaste. Good mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2012
Whoops rated wrong one =( i rated this beer instead of the big worse my bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours an orange with a small white head. The aroma is malty with spice, pine and à hint of booze. The flavor has plum, honey, clove, pine, orange, and licorice. Really hot, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours an opaque dark green-amber with a thin off-white that sees no need to hang around for very long. Aroma is booze for days, vanilla and dark fruit. I enjoy big, boozey barleywines, so we’re off to a great start. Flavor is lots of alcohol. some bourbon, dark fruits and vanilla again. Surprisingly simple for what it’s worth, but very nice. I would definitely get this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2011
My rating number 555 number og the b.... well number of the beer. This hard core barley wine have I enjoyed several times but now its time to get the scoreboard working. Bottled in a small champange bottle with the classic six-twists top. When poured it shows that it holds quite alot of carbonation unlike many classic barley wines. The pour is dark orange almost brownish with a inch high off white head. The nose is huge and sweet. I first notice a sweet caramelish touch like of dark cane sugar, but at the same time there is a mild but still clear bitter hoppyness that takes the aroma away from the all mighty sweetness and instead balance it. There are dried plumpa and rasisins and some alcohol topped with lemon in the aroma too. You really don’t sense that your dealing with a beer holding 17.6 alc. The taste is huge and the palate is medium to fat and makes you think a little of a fine marple sirup. The taste is wild with a finish that due to the alcohol makes your ears itch. Again the hoppyness makes an excellent job in ballacing the sweet notes. Often imo the problem with strong barley wines is that the get almost sickening sweet - way over the top. This one don’t thanks to the bitter hops. Long taste that takes you round in the sweet and bitter spectrum. I see a lounge - chesterfield sofas, huge cigars and the horns of deers on the wall. This is a beer that can match a room like that. Its potent, masculine and well worth drinking - but its stong so share it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2010
Dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, alcoholic and sweet with notes of caramell, grapefruit and orange and peach like liqour. Flavour starts on a really sweet caramell note with piney sharp hops and some alcohol. Ends on a really bitter and warming note with a dry lingering hop fruityness alongside light fudge and caramell. Body is big and sticky with some carbonation to lighten things up. Warms the belly (nicely placed alcohol) and way too drinkable for the abv, really dangerous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange. smells of sweet citrus, plum and phenols. Tastes of sweet candy, berries, oranges and finishes with loads of phenols. Body is full. Texture is syrupy. Carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
delnoche (505) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12.7fl oz wax sealed bottle poured into a pint glass. Cloudy orange with a small white cap. Aroma is candy sugar, honey, biscuit. Flavor is honey, honey, biscuit, alcohol kick, and honey. Wow. Majorly sweet. Alcohol very warming. Definitely a slow sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
On tap at Crane Alley in Urbana, IL. The best way to describe this one is by comparing it to the Big Worse. It really it is a bigger, bolder, boozier, and, as a result of its strength, a slightly less complex version of Mikkeller’s "weaker" barleywine. Pour is light, bright golden colored, though thick and oily as well with a ring of bright white head. Lots of big fruity apricots and other heavy fruits, buttery malts, and balanced citrus fruits. Overall, a nice sipper that’s just a notch below is lighter counterpart.

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