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Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Abbotsford, Australia
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 438   ABV: 14.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a murky dark brown. No head and maybe 1mm lacing. Apricot and honeycomb nose, really sweet. Smells delicious. Flavour is a thick apricot drenched in honey and maple syrup. Lingering taste is very plum and vinous, tang and red wine-esque tongue coating. Wow, really surprised. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7859) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6290) - Manhattan, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (289) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3544) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niksko (480) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
Pours a cloudy, muddy orange/brown with just a little off white head. Nose is honey, brandy, toffee, sweet wine, cinnamon, slightly fruity. Flavor is very sweet and honeyed, lots of spicy clove and cinnamon, some vanilla, wine notes, very smooth, honey finish. The fact that a beer this drinkable and delicious is 14.6% abv is astonishing. This is a monumental achievement, and I wish I had more bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
This is a delicious smooth Barrelly wine which makes it very hard to believe that it?s 14.6%. I will definitely recommend this to friends.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Josh for this beer, relieved to find it is a beer and not a porno flick he picked up in Copenhagen! Very hazy brown beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Nice toffee malt with caramel and coconut. Little vanilla and biscuit and tangy fruits. Touch of cherry. Finishes light and spicy. A winner!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle at Josh’s Farewell tasting, thanks to the man of the moment - Far out ! 20/02/14. Hazed orange amber with moderate off white edgework. Nose is rich on dark fruits, dark toffee, whisp of booze, prunes, mellow pitted fruit notes, woody twang. Taste comprises coconut shavings, dark toffee, vanilla fudge, light wine BA twang, dark fruit rinds. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Solid barley wine, well integrated alcohol for 14.6%, good depth of flavours, never gets to sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared for Josh’s farewell fiesta. Thanks to Josh himself for this one, pours hazy golden-brown with a frothy white head. Old wood on the nose, some dry toffee, aged fruits. Medium sweet flavor with rich malt character, more toffee, alcohol, honey, dates, figs. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with definite aged character, more toffee and honey, rich bread, dry wood. Lots of complexity here. Punchy and wonderful.


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