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Brewed by Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
København, Denmark
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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 368   ABV: 12.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


HogTownHarry's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - FEB 6, 2012
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Deep, deep hazy firebrick red with virtually no head, even after a vigorous pour. Barleywine!!! Love it! Malt, booze, resin/floral hops - big and ballsy. Taste- even better: add fruit and a ton of nuttiness, building alcohol, but never overpowering. Mmmmmm. Average body, slick, astringent, decently carbonated, quite fruity and dry in the finish. Damned easy to drink - wish I had bought a few more.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (1189) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
2008 vintage. Pours hazy brown, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is a nice roasted malt, with a good sweet touch of caramel. Flavour is quite dark, with plums and figs, some vanilla notes ending with that lasts forever. Wow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1143) - GREECE - JUN 16, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Olfestival 2012. Dark amber copper color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark fruits, some citrus fruits too. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (322) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2015
Wow - her er en øl der vil noget. Spændende smag. Jeg tror den bliver endnu bedre når den har ligget et par år. For høj alkohol pct

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2828) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2015
2005 bottle, 14C. Deep brown with an off-white head at the rim. Aroma of stewed fruits, licorice, toffee, sherry, orange peel, marzipan. Not quite still. Full bodied but just short of sticky. Very smooth. Dark fruits and sugars, some orange peel and licorice - maybe some other sweet shop spices too. Slightly boozy with a nice little bitter kick at the end. Presumably some lushness has been and gone, but there’s no cardboard and the finish is very lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (863) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, minimal head. Aroma: Dark fruits, nuts, vanilla. Palate: Medium body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle I’ve had almost as long as I’ve been in this hobby. 2006 vintage, and there’s no telling where I got it. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish amber with a small off-white ring for a head. Lots of big sweet malty notes in here - cookie, cake, brown sugar, caramel, dried plums and figs, mellow spice, and a bit of earthiness. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, dry mouthfeel. Has aged incredibly well for something that would’ve had its 9th birthday this year. I was shocked, really, by how good it is after all this time.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Labeled 12%. 20.3oz bottle, 2006 vintage. Hazy dark red brown color. Fine darker particles in the body. Minimal ring of bubbly khaki head. In the nose, lots of dark fruit, caramel malt, toasty, and some nice heat in the nostril noticeable. In the flavor, some fruity notes like fig, less vinous than expected. Tasty milk chocolate aromas, nice hazelnuttiness. Moderate sweet taste, but not cloyingly so at all. Better taste than expected. Very light warmth, mild bitter. Lightly slick. Bigger body. Light carbonation. Interesting tasty stuff. ABV works well. Extra point for being so smooth for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2069) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5897) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - 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!


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