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Brewed by Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
København, Denmark
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RATINGS: 333   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.


HogTownHarry's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5487) - 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 (3084) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1308) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (509) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (571) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Brune rougeâtre. Nez légèrement métallique. Très caramélisé. Légèrement madérisé. Sucré à fond. Fruit séché. Datte. Raisin. Biscuit. Bien.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1100) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (199) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RevBFG (58) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (494) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
40 cl, flaske, 12,0 % ABV, købt i Irma på Østerbrogade, 1. juni 2014. OBS! Enjoy'ed in the dark! Rødbrun Ale med minimal offwhite skumtop, som kun ligger i kant og overflade. Skøn vinøs duft af frugt og noget rødvinsnoget... Kæmpe-smag af frugtsødme, underliggende bitterhed og kæmpe-alkoholindtryk. Voldsomt overvældende for ukendte smagsløg. Her er masser af tørret frugt-sødme og øllet er tykt som flydende nektar ned i ganen... This is definetly Slow Drinking!!! Kuldioxid indholdet er helt enkelt perfekt tilpasset til øltypen, hvilket i dette tilfælde vil sige noget under medium niveau. Denne øl har længe været "en konge" i mit ølrige, og den skuffer ikke nu ved en endelig test. Samtidig kan jeg kun se frem imod at holde den op mod den kraftige ost! PS! Fik jeg nævnt eftersmagen? Lang, lang og god...


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