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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A barley wine style ale brewed to 15% alc with hints of raisin, chocolate, carmel, sherry, cherry, and alcohol, just to name a few and this beer will only get better with age. Not Available for 2006 release

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3.9
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Unclear medium brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry - dried fruit, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcohlic. [20091031]

3.9
Ungstrup (37579) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
An orange beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of both fruit and alcohol, the fruit notes are mainly of fresh fruits, but also some stale fruit notes mixes in. The flavor is very sweet and the alcohol burns on the palate and is accompaniet by lots of fruity notes. A very nice beer - but You can easily get drunk of it.

3.6
joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits and caramel with notes of cookies. Very sweet flavour of dried fruits, sherry, cookies and hops. Light hoppy finish. Well hidden alcohol.

3.8
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish warming malty dark fruit and caramel finish with some weak hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

3.8
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Beautiful, clear, dark amber with an off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel, oak and aroma hops. Very ful and alcoholic body with lots of oak and some bonbon notes. Marked, bitter hoppy finish. 290806

3.9
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
9th Octoner 2008. GABF. Clar dark brown beer. Sweet caramelly toffee. Very subtle fruit. Smooth dry finish with a little spirit.

3.6
cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle at post De Molen 30 bottle breakfast ... thanks to some one i traded with ... copper red ... sweet toffee male nose ... bright hop ... sweet and chewie ... very intense.

3.4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Cloudy grey/amber beer with no head. Malty fruity aroma, nutty notes, figs, raisins, leather notes. Malty leather flavor, toffee, spicy notes, horse blanket, figs, some plums, nutty notes.

4.3
mcberko (17829) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from St. Fun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours a deep dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Strong nose brings out raisins, caramel and sherry upfront, with secondary notes of chocolate, cherry and booze. Flavour is rich and round, very malt-heavy, with loads of caramel, dark fruit (raisins and plum), some sherry-like liqueur, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. Now this is complex - so many layers of flavour, with a big, sticky, rich mouthfeel. The 15% alcohol is exceptionally well-worked in, with no burn or heat, just a warming effect. Barley wines usually fail to impress me much these days, but this is certainly an exceptional. Absolutely wonderful stuff.

3
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
Dark., muddy brown. Big malt aroma – caramel & Tootsie Rolls. Strong alcohol presence. This is a mean mother – though it’s strange that while the caramel doesn’t balance out the alcohol at all, it does meld with it to create a unique effect on the palate. Slightly salty. Still, something to temper the heat would have been better – it hit my stomach like St. Ides.


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