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Moon Dog / Kissmeyer Nordic Saddle Buffer Barrelly Wine

Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 438   ABV: 14.6%
Twas a sunny morn in min-2012 when we first laid our eyes upon the man - nay the myth! - sweet sweet Kissmeyer. Our hearts aflutter, filled with excitement and trepidation. We embarked on the journey of a lifetime to produce this here (N.B. Find better word for "whopper) of a beer. Some people say this mighty ale is so complex that complexity is not complex enough an adjective to describe it. Those people are us. Aged in ex-shiraz and pinot barrels for a rather long time

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours murky dark amber with no real head. Aromas of toffee, vanilla, dried fruit. Taste is caramel, slightly oxidised. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle. Brown with no head. Aroma of dried fruit, sherry, oxidised. Taste of dried fruit, sherry, caramel. Little sweet and a little hot but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours clear brown with no head. Aroma is leather, oak, red berries. Taste is caramel, slight leather, vanilla sweet, medium demerara sugar, slight plums. Medium-full body. Thanks to Owen!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, sweet toffee, fruity, vanilla, taste is similar, juicy, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet honey toffee fruit nose ... light fruit ... soft toffee fruit ... ligth spirit ... light cardboard ... soft blackcurrant fruit ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Malty with a bit of cocoa and caramel. Medium bodied, sweet, caramel, toffee, soft and sweet, vanilla and caramel. Long caramel with a bit of toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Max at the Half Marathon tasting, May 2015. Pours a deep amber orange body with soft white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of banana bread, spice, caramel malt, raisin bread and vague wine character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Mild sweet malts, toffee, some fruity notes, soft floral hoppy notes, and moderate vinous sweetness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2015
Pours a murky brown with no head, which is forgiven for a beer nearing 30 proof. Aromas of light caramel, sherry, and alcohol, but not much else, even as it warms. However, mild aromas hide the wonders within. Flavours open wide with caramel, dates, cinnamon, fig, star anise, banana bread, and port. A slightly slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Just a slight hint of alcohol in the sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you stoutnick! Pours hazy caramel brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes, leather, hay, charred wood, vanilla fudge, grape juice, alcohol and caramelized almonds. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, cocoa powder, honey, alcohol, vanilla fudge, raisins in rum, prunes, dates, alcohol, grape juice, hay, charred wood and toasted coconut. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, charred wood, hay, vanilla fudge, raisins in rum, prunes, hay and sweet dark bread. Almost over the top tasty malt bomb!

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