Brewed by Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
København, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 368   ABV: 12.25%
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A very fullbodied beer brewed from ale and crystal malts. Strong 12.25% ABV with a pronouced sweetness and distictive flavor of cascade hops, plums, and caramel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JakobBKK (11) - Bangkok, - DEC 16, 2012
Had this beer at Nørrebro Bryghus In Copenhagen. The one I had was a 2008 vintage. It pours dark and hazy. The aromas are sweet and strong, with almost port like notes. The taste is complex... VERY complex! This is more something you would share like a fine wine. It goes extremely well with dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Written review from Copenhagen Beerfest. Pours a dark, murky brown in the body with a thin head only a few bubble thick in a light beige colour. The aroma has rich toasted malts, nuts, toffee, caramel and leathery notes. A bunch of dried fruity flavours upfront with vanilla and licorice flavours. Sweet caramel malts and cereal flavours work well with raisin and prune notes. The finish is heavy and hot with alcohol presence. The aftertaste is a bit spiced and bitter with mild hop flavour and astringency. An unusual barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
660ml Bottle - The front label says it’s 2008 whilst the back label says 2009. Perhaps the brewery worker responsible for labelling had drunk a few of these before working! Dark brown in colour. Leather, dried fruit and aniseed in the aroma. Fruity and slightly sweet taste with notes of raisins, caramel, marzipan and a faint hint of cinnamon. The finish is fruity and slightly sweet and earthy. Overall a tasty barley wine, but I was hoping for a little bit more from this one. Would be interesting to compare it to a ’fresher’ version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3119) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle - 600ml (2008). Pours an opaque brown body with a thin off-white foamy head. Fantastic malty/hoppy aroma with dried fruits, caramel, vanilla, and brandy hints. Alcohol is not too agressive. Texture is thick, oily. Its robust malty taste carries hoppy, oaky, brandy, spicy, and brown sugar notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Awesome winter warmer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
60 cl bottle @ home (2008 vintage). Pours brownish amber with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruits, spices, and alcohol - with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (561) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
(600ml bottle from 2010) Pours a very murky reddish brown with basically no head at all. Aroma quite sweet, a bit vinous: dark stewed fruit, caramelized brown sugar, lightly roasted, dark rye bread. Flavour extremely sweet, again caramelized brown sugar, stewed plums, fruitcake, sherry-type wine character, light toffee. On the finish, not nearly as bitter as expected, hop flavour has faded and a light bitterness remains. Slight metallic tang, maybe a touch oxidized, fairly light booze for the ABV. Body quite full, a little sticky and a little oily, very little carbonation. Pretty big malt bomb, quite sweet, thankfully the booze is toned with age but so too the hop backbone needed to balance out the sugars. So a good barley wine, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (620) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Brune rougeâtre. Nez légèrement métallique. Très caramélisé. Légèrement madérisé. Sucré à fond. Fruit séché. Datte. Raisin. Biscuit. Bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1145) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2008 bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a ring of tan head. Aroma of caramel, booze and dark fruit. Taste of dark fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (212) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Dark brown color and no head. Aroma and taste is sweet and has roasted malt and toffee. Medium-full body. Aftertaste has alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RevBFG (61) - - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Friar Tucks in St. Louis. Smells of brown sugar and dark fruits. Taste matches with a strong plum flavor and almost no alcohol burn. Exceptionally good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle split at Jacks a Slapper tasting, thanks to Paulo, 12/05/14. 2008 vintage. Hazed mahogany brown with a limited beige covering. Nose is dark toffee fudge, dark fruit rinds, lgiht smokey bacon vibes, dark malts, caramelised brown sugar. Taste comprises molasses, light bandaid, sherry notes, boozey tones, hint of oxidisation, brown sugar, faint toffee. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze and a pinch of spice in the close. Decent for the age, light oxidisation has crept in but still a good sipper and probably not at 12% on this night!

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