Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse (Slot Oostende)
Style: Barley Wine
Goes, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with pale and caramel malt. English yeast and Magnum and Fuggles hops.

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AlberRueda's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 21, 2012
Espuma: Blanca amarillenta y casi inexistente con una capa muy fina. Color: Castaño, bastante turbia. Intensidad aromática: muy alta Aroma: Guindas, malta tostada, caramelo, toffe, vino de Oporto, frutos negros (ciruelas, uva, pasas) Entrada en boca/amargor: Dulce muy alcohólico, acidez equilibrada. El amargor es creciente pero no excesivo. Hace que permanezca un poco más al ser tragada. Sabor: Malta tostada, guindas, vino, frutos negros, caramelo, toffe.

gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2017
Medium head reddish brown pour mild carbonation aromas caramel toffee stone fruit citrus the flavours very sweet sugary like too much very sickly not for the palate caramelized too much or something not good on the palate a disturbing sweet note no thanks not a good Barley Wine at all

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2017
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, bread, and citrus. Flavor of cherry, caramel, nuts, toffee, and bread.

mar (5457) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, and earth. Smooth palate, heavy caramel, dough, heavily sweet finish.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Dec 2012; Drank Sep 2011 - Deep Gold in colour. Malty; lots of caramel, toffee, candy sugar. Fruity; orange-citrus. Hoppy; slight earthy and herbal hops. Alcohol very noticeable. Very sweet malty fruity throughout. Much too sweet and too alcoholic. Rather OTT. Shame. Disappointing! (2011-09-29)

JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Slightly oxidized copper color with a moderate, stable beige head. Sweet barley scents. Light brown sugar, marzipan and stewed fruit come to mind. Soft palate with just enough zip to keep it light. Sweet malt and floral flavors. Alcohol is rather present. Too much so. Compared to the Imperial Stout which showed very little EtoH. Not as easy of a quaff. 10/11

Maakun (6766) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to deanso’ cellar. 2010 bottle. Slight hazy Amber with bubbly off white head. Cardboard, green leaves, lots of alcohol, light fresh cut wood, caramel, grapes, sherry, old strawberries. Medium sweet with bitter alcoholic finish. Medium bodied. Meh.

mariuspoenari (3180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle shared. Dark ruby-brown with a thin tan head. Dark fruit, grapes, fruit, dried fruit, alcohol, cherries. Medium body, low carbonation and a fruity light sour and bitter aftertaste.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4/11/2010 11:11:57 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with thin head. Nose of caramel, not at all sour. Taste is of caramel, some butter. Very smooth. Quite nice. High ABV in the finish, surely, and warming to the tongue. Bitter finish.

motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2015
bottle, 2012. clear golden with a quickly diminishing head; aroma hints at peach schnapps, vanilla, red berries; plenty of alcohol showing, got up my nose a bit, pleasant hints of strawberry jam and caramel; modest bitterness; a mixed bag

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
330ml bottle, bottled in 2012, dark amber color, with a bubbly beige head, with a mild grainy barley malt nose, with some fruity yeast, french toast, toffee, english pudding, barley sugar, subtle maple accents, with a toasted, caramelized, biscuity, bread, pale malty, light lemon, grapefruit peel, mint leaf, sugar pie crust, Graham’s cracker note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth fruity yeast, earthy greeny vegetal flowery leafy, grassy, minty hoppy, mild zesty lemon, grapefruit peel, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, bread, pale malty character, with some brandy liquorish, sugar pie, english pudding, french toast, toffee, bran muffin, brown sugar flavours, leading towards warming fruity yeast, brandy liquor, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, pale maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy, citrus hop bitterness finish.

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