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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11424) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
37,5 cl bottle. Dark amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sweet, malt, fruit and little alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
Red amber with a small but lasting off-white head. The aroma has fruity peach and tangerine, some sherry notes, and vineous alcohol, bordering ever so slightly on paint thinner. Fruit and sherry in the flavour too, with a sugary sweetness. Big fruity hops at work to cover the alcohol, but doesn’t quite succeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2010
Tap @ Lord Nelson, Cph.
Pours a very impressive clear red with a small, creamy, off-white head that soon ends up as a thin film. Aroma is fruity, there is a strong note of rhubarb at first, softly vinious (which is impressive), caramel, toffee, grapefruity hops. Very low, slightly prickly carbonation, super oily mouthfeel. Flavour starts very, very sweet with lots of caramel. But this is luckily balanced well by alcohol and a powerful hops dose. Very dry in the finish actually. There are sherry notes everywhere, but still feels like a beer with rather chewy malts (almost crisp, even). The aftertaste, though, is sublime. The bitterness stays on my tongue and the top of my throat, while the warmth settles nicely in my belly. It is lovely non-alcoholic, yet still very strong. Very good for what it’s attempting, though I might prefer a Big Worse.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
On tap at KØ-2010. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is vineous, dried fruits, malt, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, fruit, grass, alcohol, licorice, alcohol, vineous. Powerful nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Zack-11.2oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is herbal/pine hops, medium malt. Taste is herbal/pine hops, sweet medium malt, some medium fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10931) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 05, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, creamy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, fruity sweetness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of fruityness, caramel sweetness, plenty of backing earthyness

Date: May 18, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candy sweetness
Overall: not near the earthyness of the young bottles, much more a sweet fruity candy

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10822) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle First Batch. Frothy white fair mostly deminisihing head. Amber colour. MOderate malty and hopy aroma. Exstremely vinius. Alcohol just present. Average moderate bitter and sweet flavor. Long powerfull moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Uncelar. Small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholdense, spiced, caramelly and full of ripe fruits. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, full of overripe fruits, spice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Sweetish and fruity end. Hmmm. Not really to my likings.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Clear amber with a medium white head. Hoppy and sweet aroma with malty and caramel notes. Powerful grapefruit flavour with pine, loads od hops and malty notes. Extremely sweet. It’s just to much.


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