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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Sampled alongside the regular version of Big Worst.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of maple, caramel, oak and a little bit of nail polish notes that I got in the regular version.

The flavor is better. I get a lot of notes from the barrel aging. Among the flavors I get are some maple, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee and a whole lot of alcohol. You can definitely tell this beer is nearly 20 percent in alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle shared with friends for a Mikkeller tasting. Compared next to the Big Worse and Big Worst. This had a very strange aroma to it, very much like astringent. Hard to pull the bourbon out of this one. Possibly infected with some oxidation issues. May had something to do with the switching to bottles caps instead of using corks and cages.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Hazy copper with little to no head but noticeable carbonation. Quite noticeable oak and bourbon in the aroma, along with honey, caramel, vanilla and fruit. Taste is quite powerful and very unlike beer - seems almost like a mead. Quite sweet - toffee, raisins, dates, caramel fudge, maple syrup. Slightly sticky on the palate. Alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Very enjoyable - could easily drink a few bottles in an afternoon and then fall over.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3111) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Hazy amber pour, small beige head. Long legs on the glass. Aromas of burnt sugar, big bourbon, wood, vanilla, alcohol, and a meade sweetness. Very viscous mouthfeel, and a medium bitter finish. This is quite boozy, but thats to be expected. As it warms its getting more meade like. The bourbon is upfront and in your face. Its enjoyable, and quite sweet but not cloying. A real sipper, share with a friend!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
Bouteille de 375ml. Partagée avec Slovak. Bière orangée très trouble. La mousse est décente pour une bière aussi forte en alcool. Le nez est un heureux mélange fruité et de caramel. La touche boisée du fût de bourbon est bien intégrée et fort agréable. La bouche est puissante. Elle goûte le miel et le caramel. Surprenant que l’alcool ne soit pas agressant, brulant ou tout autre défaut qu’une bière aussi forte pourrait avoir. 8/10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3169) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
(Moitié-moitié avec rodenbach99) Le liquide a une robe ambrée complètement embrouillée. La mousse se transforme en anneau. Le nez présente des parfums boisés et de bourbon dans lesquels se fondent des malts sucrés et des fruits macérés. Le goût est une suite logique des choses : une embrassade massive de whisky avec un caramel pratiquement collant. Les fruits fondent littéralement sur la langue. En bouche, le liquide est envoûtant avec son corps fignolé et sa texture veloutée. En finale, la force de l’alcool et la fine présence des houblons se font sentir à travers de tonitruantes notes maltée. Dangereux.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
375ml bottle, best by 03/22/2020, consumed immediately after the "regular’ version. The pour yields a hazy, dusky, dark golden-orange amber body with a thin blanket of beige foam at the head. Dense, sheety walls of sugar coat the glass, mostly returning to the body below in its sweet, slow pace. The nose is very much like the base beer, sweet and sugary, yet complex in its fruit profile. It does, however, have a strong contingent of buttered toffee and vanilla not present in its un-oaked sibling. Dried apples and dates again play a huge role, while citrus rind hops seem less prominent. Flavors follow suit, sweet, warm, and fruity, loaded with apple, fig, and toffee sugars. Bourbon is quite assertive, while the hops are not. The palate is big and warm, slick up front with its light carbonation, moving towards a sticky, warm, boozy finish that lingers. Overall, I actually preferred the base beer by a nose, as the additional alcoholic warmth and even more residual sugar aren’t doing this beer any favors. One of those "an ounce is enough" brews, even if the ounce is rather tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2011
10/16/10 consumed bottle midst holdbar march 2020... reddish orange golden amber with a small off white head. super sweet aroma... notes of caramel covered hops, wet wood, barrel spices, malt, vitamin pills and alcohol. the palate is very thick and cloying... a little goes farther than a long way... the flavor is the same as the aroma only with an orange quality and the whole thing is wrapped in sugar. 6/3/5/2/

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
bottle straight from the man himself! thank you! pours a vivid orange to auburn. this is massive, and its smooth and tasty. reminds me of kuhnhenns bbbw’s big brother. surprisingly little heat for the abv. drinks very easy. good carb for the abv as well. This is a beast of a beer, and a very well done one at that.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Beautiful bright copper-orange colour with a faint hint of a head. I nursed a bottle of this while watching a long movie and found a remarkable array of aromas and flavours - caramel, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, dark cherries, brown sugar, toasted wood, dried fruit, lemon peel, cola, white pepper, honey, cinnamon, and more. It’s also amazingly smooth for a 19.2% beer, with some warm and drying alcohol notes in the finish, but not nearly to the level I expected. Absolutely fantastic!


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