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Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2012 (Buffalo Trace BA)

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Barley Wine
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Water, malted barley, hops, yeast, Sugar.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 July 3, 2016. Bottle at home.
Hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head leaving a small ring around the edge. Aroma is sweet caramel, prunes, figs, bourbon, notes of oak and toasted coconut, orange marmalade and some alcohol notes with hints of solvent. Taste is sweet malty, light bitter and warming alcohol. Finish is slightly hot and lingering bourbon alcohol with some sweet toffee, toasted nuts, wood, figs and prunes. Medium bodied to full bodied, oily texture soft carbonation.
Good, a bit hot finish and some higher alcohol notes in the aroma though.

Original rating.
May 16, 2014. Bottle.
Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, bourbon, oak, honey, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is sweet malty caramel, oak, vanilla, dark fruits. Medium bodied.
8-4-8-4-15=39

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Hazy dark golden with a lasting white head. Malty and fruity aroma with bourbon and especially coconut notes. Sweet, heavy and thick flavour with lots of bourbon. Not very refined or elegant barleywine

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20140427) The beer poured ruby red and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, vanilla and caramel. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, vanilla, malts, alcohol and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. Too sweet and boozy brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3417) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad, klar i princip inget skum. Stor söt doft av vanilj, russin, dadlar, bourbon, fat, ljunghonung. Kraftig, alkholvärme, liknande smakbild som doften, rund måttlig beska. Bra balans, fina fatnyanser, maffigt och riktigt gott.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (6553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottle from SB cons 2014-04-30 Göteborg AR: vanilla bourbon, buttery fudge popcorn, corn rye AP: amber clear, stouthy crème beige foam deminishing F: vanilla bourbon, corn rye, buttery fudge popcorn, maple syrup, warming feeling

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (628) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with a tiny white head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, coconut, lots of sweetness, some alcohol. Taste has bourbon, vanilla, loads of caramel malt/fudge, chocolate, spicy/peppery notes, herbal bitterness, woody notes, alcohol heat at the end. Full body, low carbonation, thick and sticky. Woody, peppery alcohol filled after taste.
This is how I like them. really good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8165) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. A bit hazy copper with a small head. Sweet with toffee, malt, dried fruit, wood and some bourbon. Warming alcohol in the finish. The body was thick on this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, toffee, wood, bourbon, marmalade and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, wood, raw sugar, marmalade and bread. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (5908) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is deep reddish orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol and malts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4560) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours amber with a small slightly fizzy goldenish offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, bourbon, charred wood, coconut milk, caramelized almonds, vanilla fudge, tingling alcohol, golden syrup, oatmeal cookies, figs and hints of hay. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, shredded coconut, caramelized almonds, roasted hazelnuts, caramelized apples, hay, soil, alcohol, raisins, dates and hints of orange zest. Mouthfeel is fat, syrupy, round, boozy, tiny sticky sweet and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, very tiny sour and malty with caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, charred wood, vanilla fudge, bourbon, straw, raisins, figs and orange zest. Perhaps a little hot but a very nice heavy bourbon huge malt bomb nonetheless.


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