Brewed by Szot Microbrewery
Style: Barley Wine
Santiago, Chile
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
With 11 to 12% ABV, this strong ale could be considered a Barley Wine. It's matured with toasted oak and dry hopped in two 250 liter fermentation tanks. Compared to our other brews, the Strong Ale has twice the alcohol level, triple the hops and 5 times the fermentation period. It has a strong malty flavor balanced with hops in high quantities. This beer could be aged for 1-5 years, or maybe more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2007
What an awesome find! Deep amber with a persistent, off-white head. The aroma is sweet with loads of lovely malt and nice, herbal, piney hop bitterness. Caramel, brown sugar, whole grains, light berries, sweet apples, honey, pine resin, light vanilla, mild alcohol and biscuits. The body is thick and full, but with enough carbonation to keep it from coating the tongue. The flavor is definitely slanted toward the sweet end, but there is enough bitterness to keep it in check. The wood aging is a little surprising to me, as I didnít know and didnít detect whilst drinking. However, the mild vanilla and smooth body is very enjoyable. Easily the beer of the trip. Hereís to a properly oak-aged Barley Wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 29, 2006
Hazy caramel color with a nice big creamy head. Aroma is strong, sweet, of honey and malts,with some hops and herbal notes. Flavor matches the aroma, being sweet, smooth with hints of cherries and herbs. Texture is soft, velvety resembling a liquor. Very, very good!

Bottle shared with <a href = http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-30044.htm> Panzerfaust , <a href = http://ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=35128> Nigredo and <a href=http://ratebeer.com/View-User-2778.htm> Omhper

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23540) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Bottled at Sicosis, Santiago. Hazy dark amber, creamy head. Delicious aroma of red cherries. Sweet and full bodied. Very malty with dense, solid mouthfeel. Very intense and interesting flavour of red berries and wood. Some higher alcohols sway over a massive biscuity malty body. Itís sweet, but that doesnít get in the way of anything here. A very interesting and unusual beer, fantastic in itís own way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 Bottle at Sicosis: Pours a hazy dark amber color with a mysterious luminosity. A big frothy head grows above, crowning a great-looking beer. It stays for a while leaving a good lacing. Aroma shows great complexity with both, hoppy and malty profiles. The hoppy side shows notes of grass, grapefruit, cannabis and tobacco leaves. The malt gives notes of fruits like ripe cherries, peaches, apricots and wild berries. Flavor is sweet, inmense and powerful, being as complex as the aroma if not more. There are lots of subtleties, difficult to describe. The most notorius notes show ripe fruits, hazelnuts, almonds, nougat, backed by apricots, plums and peaches. Absolutely fantastic. Body is big and bold. Carbonation is low but still present. Long, strong finish with nice stickiness. Syroupy texture. Liquor or digestiv qualities. The best beer from Chile by light years. Iím so glad I had the chance to drink this very limited brew with Per. Iím not overrating this at all.

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