Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Barley Wine
Roskilde, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A English style barley wine made from floor malted Maris Otter, British Crystal malt and Fuggles hops. Bottle conditioned for a full year before release. Of course unpasteurised and unfiltered.

LoveCaissa's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, - FEB 20, 2008
(Bottle 25 cl). Hazy, dark amber with a creamy, light brown head. British style barley wine. Very malty and sweet with a surprisingly subdued bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep clear mahogany body with a tiny white head. Nose is caramel, dried fruits, raisins, coca-cola, rum and hints of licorice, port wine and alcohol. Taste is port wine, caramel, rum, raisins, oxidized plums and hints of toffee and dusty hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Lovely port wine-ish retired barley wine, smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1832) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle 25cc @ home. Served in a small brandy glas at 14 celcius. Haze red-brown. Strong dried dark raisin-prunes deep complex caramel notes. Stale sweet-dry. Not much tartness. Vanille strong licorice flavours. Still intens. Paired it to danish Rice budding with warm cherry sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
23rd October 2009
Cloudy red brown beer with thick frothy biscuit coloured head. Nose of malt and wet dog! Creamy malt head leads to a softish palate. Strong aged malt with traces of chocolate. Some well repressed hops and a little aniseed. A well rounded and fullsome barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with hazy, red highlight. Small sand-coloured head. The aroma holds matured malty, vinous, and fruity notes of wine gums, dry caramel, fudge, complex grainy notes, cheese, woodsy dried fruits, wood, old floral nectar, apricot marmalade and jam. Lots of personality on the nose. The flavor is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Vinous, fruity, berry-like, liquor, light caramel, grain, woodsy alcohol, fruits, some dried fruits and old hops. The mouthfeel is sticky and round, yet somewhat tight with a light carbonation. Caramelly, woodsy and vinous finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2010
Lots of caramel and chocolate and touch of aged chinese liquor and molasses in the nose.Rich smooth mouth. Very malty. some molasses and chocolate in the mouth. Rich caramel, nutty chocolate sweet liquid finish. Amazing finish.. Awesome, though the nose and body arent up the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2010
25cL bottle, BB 10/2/12. Poured a lovely shade of deep amber with an easily-resuscitated beige head. The aroma was strong, but held in check by biscuit and fruity sweetness.. just a hint of old brandy barrel accented.. warm, with peppery alcohol on the back of the nose.. warmth brought out some berries. The flavor found caramel and molasses to join the biscuits at the core.. not much bitterness to note, but there was light fruit skin tartness that hit on the middle and carried through the finish.. berries again on the back-end.. residual sugars masked most of the boozage. Medium-plus bodied with just the right amount of carbonation on the palate.. the sourness worked fairly well in there.. decent, warming barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baggio (333) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle@Tastingsession. Apperance: Orange/Redish with a creamy, small, head. Aroma: Ripe fruit, Butterscotch, Malt, Caramel. Flavor: Ripe fruit, Caramel, Malt, Caramel, Butterscotch. Palate: Not much carbonation in this one but oh so sweet and filling. Almost creamy. Absolutely no alcohol anywhere in smight. Smooth! One of the best barleywines i’ve ever tried. Wish i could try it again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2009
Draught. Deep hazy golden body with a steady creamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, barley and fruity hops. The flavour has a good balance between the alcohol and the fruity and hoppy notes. lots of caramel malty notes. Creamy and soft texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 On tap at Plan B. It pours with a hazy red brown body with a dense tan head. Aroma is nutty with notes of dark fruits, plumes and spices. Flavour is sweet with faintly bitter notes, lots of raisins, nuts, caramel and weak notes of anis. Very nice and it really opens up as it heats!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Bottled 25cl (batch #262, BB 10/2012) @Pikkulintu
Deep ruby color, small steady beige head. Malts, molasses, plums, dark fruits, some vanilla in the nose. Still quite sweet, licorice, plums, molasses (caramel), liquerish soft palate. It has just right amount of alcohol in the flavor. As description says, quite English style barley wine. Pleasant.

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