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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 576   ABV: 19.2%
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Danish: Lagret fire måneder på Bourbon fade. Danmarks hidtil stærkeste ikke fryse destillerede øl.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. Gently hazy amber pour with a small off white head. Superbly enticing nose of bourbon, wood, sweet malt, booze and fruits. Smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Flavour was sweet and complex with notes of caramel, vanilla, apple, wood, and spice with the bourbon lurking in the shadows alongside some slowly simmering hop bitterness. Loads to enjoy here. Drinks nothing like the ABV, and as a consequence sneaks up and kicks you squarely on the ass towards the end of the bottle. Cracking stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (1005) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 21, 2012
30/04/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (375ml bottle). Ambrata scura, lievemente torbida, con riflessi arancia e rossicci, schiuma abbondante nonostante l’elevata gradazione alcolica, abbastanza persistente. L’aroma ha intense note alcoliche, caramellate, di frutta matura. In bocca ha un gusto potente, dolcissimo, di frutta, con note alcoliche di bourbon ben evidenti. Corpo esagerato, ardua da bere e stucchevole alla lunga.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Deep, amber colored pour. Small off-white head that is slow to fall, but leaves little to no lacing. Big peppery vanilla aroma. Wood, caramel, raisins. Taste is along the same lines with a big alcohol presence. Tons of vanilla. Bitter backend. Thin. Not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
(375ml bottle, BB 22/03/20) Pours a clear amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, wood, caramel, dried fruit, and coconut.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1449) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol with notes of bourbon and alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops, grape fruits, bourbon and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patricks110 (1760) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
Shared this big brew with a friend. Still got way too buzzed for a half a beer. The pour is a dark orangey amber with a thick fizzy head that dies to a thin yellowish cap. The nose has a massive bourbon note with a huge sweet malt and a whisky-eque booze note. You can’t really hide the alcohol at 19%. The taste is sweet toffee and biscuits with a rich bourbon and a massive desert rich malt. Also get notes of vanilla, chocolate and a surprising fruity taste. The finish has a warm alcohol akin to brandy or cognac. This is just a massive and delcious brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle, shared with Brian and Steve. Hazy medium orange amber with a surprisingly lively golden crown, given the ridiculous 19%ABV (usually these booze bombs pour pretty flat). Can you smell the bourbon in this? Just ask the guy across the room who’s looking for the open whiskey bottle. Yikes! Flavor is rich sweet toffee barely shouldering the big bourbony flavors, lots of bourbon, vanilla, dry dusty old wood,candied oranges, spices. Warm, bordering on hot, but an enormously appealing Christmas dessert sipper. Yum.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
500ml bottle pours a dark amber brownish color with a small off-white head which leaves only a small amount of lace on the glass. Aroma is a fruity with some malts and alcohol. Taste is fruity with some malty sweetness and an immediate and lasting alcohol burn and an earthy hop bitterness as the alcohol leaves the palate. A very strong and tasty barley wine that needs to be tried at least once.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel, dark fruit and bourbon finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2011
From bottle. Pours hazy orange/brown, ring of white head. Very sweet alcohol aroma with some fruitiness, berries, resinous. Tatar is similar, strawberry. Very sweet with a big alcohol burn. Enjoying it more as I go on


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