Brewed by Felstar
Style: Barley Wine
Dunmow, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Bottle Conditoned - 275ml bottles

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47943) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Bottle 275ml.

Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, burnt caramel, toffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, licorice candy (lakrids konfekt). Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20101202]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
27.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a thick, creamy and tan head. Aroma is dry phenolic and dark liqourice. Thick malty, liqourice and dark malt. Thick malty and overripe fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36878) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Bottled. A black beer witth a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, tar, soy sauce, and tobaccon. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of malt, soy sauce, alcohol, and tobacco, leading to a dry roasted finish, that burns in the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27592) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at Ungstrup. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice. Sweet and light roasted flavour of fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate with notes of hops. Light roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottled (shared by tdtm82 at Stortford Beer fest, thanks Thomas!). Pitch black colour (or close to), mediumsized beige head. Aroma is liquorice, some roasted, toasted and malty notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, tobacco and some slight hoppy notes as well. Mild ashes in the finish. Atleast this bottle tasted more like an imperial stout than a barley wine...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle 27,5 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a dark brown with a vague reddish hue and a beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit, pruney with some alcohol showing. Solid body, Sherry, oxidized overripe fruit, again prunes and raisins, a little marzipan perhaps and a roasty touch. Warming alcohol. Lovely British style Barley Wine. 090212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20792) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at Bruces Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours rich brown with a strong, creamy beige foam head. Nose holds some overripe berries, dates and figs. Quite a big and sweet flavor with rich bread, dates, brown sugar and touches of alcohol and currants. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Faintly warming to finish with brown sugar, some dark fruits, faint leather, raisins, figs, dates. Not intense depth of character here, but great balance and condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), bb Feb 2012, possibly 2 years old
The color is very dark, almost black, with a generous but fizzy brownish head.
Although the bottle spent a good amount of time in a fridge, there may have been a refermentation, as the aroma is quite strange, gassy, sulfuric, a bit soapy; all that covers the mildly roasted malts; after some time the gas is gone, and the normal aroma of the beer appears, with mild but nice roasted malts, a bit creamy.
The body strength is correct, the mouthfeel is partially round; the flavor of medium chocolate with light roasted malts and caramel is good; the residual sweetness is very low in comparison to classic Barley Wines; the bitterness is quite low to, but the dark malts provide some balance; there are traces of liquorice.
A fairly good Old Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17998) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Nice big creamy head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich malt, dried fruits, caramel, nuts and hops. Notes of smoke and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15796) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2011
275ml bottle (Bishops Stortford BF2011)
7 Yeasty aroma, quite burnt.
4+ Very dark, lovely dark head too.
7- A bit alcoholic in the mouth. Rich roasty malt, a bit yeasty and marmitey.
3 Nice and full in the mouth, but a very alcoholic finish. 13 At its best, this is lovely, but alas the alcohol is too big a component.

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