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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Barley Wine
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our brewers, Joan and David, has made this fruity, malty, creamy and warming "Barley Wine from Hell" to celebrate our batch #666.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4004) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle - 500ml. Cloudy, dark brown body with an average, lasting, off-white foamy/creamy head. Robust, rich malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, caramel, and oaky hints. Alcohol is not too agressive. Its strong malty/hoppy taste carries woody, vineous, brown sugar, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (380) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2016
Aroma of malt, fruits and herbs. Hazy brown reddish appearance with a bubbly head. High sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Average carbonation and medium-full body. I find it tasteful!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2366) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and ivory head. Smell: caramel and toffee malt, alcohol domination. Taste: full body, caramel malt, toffee and sweet sugar cane. Intensive sweet malt taste. Caramel. Good attenuation. Alcohol finish. Aftertaste: alcohol, sweet caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Orange, beige head, roasty aroma, nuts, toffee, flavor of toffee, fruits, nuts, not nice, green, weird, vegetables, pepper, onion, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (1142) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Drobna, kremowa piana, w postaci kożuszka dość długo się utrzymuje. Barwa brązowo czerwona, klarowna. W aromacie słodowo - suszone owoce, karmel, zioła, syrop na kaszel... W smaku podobnie, z tym że dochodzą słodkie owoce kandyzowane, rodzynki, miód, lekka kwaskowość mandarynek, likier i jałowiec czy coś podobnego, co jeszcze bardziej kojarzy się z nalewką ziołową czy lekarstwem. Goryczka niska, wysycenie bardzo niskie, treściwe i pełne w odbiorze, choć nie gęste czy oleiste.
Bardzo dziwny Barley Wine, poza klasycznym bukietem dochodzi tu cała masa ziół i lekko cytrusowa kwaskowość. Mimo prawie 2,5 roku leżakowania alkohol wciąż mocno się wybija, pojawiła się też lekka nuta miodowa i porto.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14654) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle @ home. Opaque muddy brown color, average to medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, don’t get much more initially but I have to say the beer was very cold. After warming up a not unpleasant lightly sticky resinous hop aroma comes through. Taste malts, sweet, dark malts, a hint of red berries in the distance, some alcohol, medium but lingering bitter finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. At first I thought it tasted a bit harsh sort of speak, but this is a perfect exemple of a beer which really improves after warming up. A nice slow drinker, a fine barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Très laide visuellement, d’un bran sale et assez flatte. Un peu à l’image de l’étiquette, ma foi très douteux. Ça sent cependant assez bon : c’est d’un mielleux foncé, c’est sucré et doux. L’expérience en bouche confirme le tout. Ça manque de vie et c’est un peu trop sucré pour mes goûts personnels, mais ce n’est pas raté non plus. Bof.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1746) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2016
.5l bottle from Norway. Tnx Aleksi. Pours murky reddish copper with low head. Aroma is plums, dried fruits, resins, alcohol, malts, burned sugar, fruits, caramel and strawberry. Flavor is mostly same. Swell!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (299) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle 500 ml, pours tea colour with high pillowy head that reduces to an ideal lacing after a while. Aroma of caramel, tropical fruits, red berries, honey, spices and some wine notes. In taste medium sweetness that is very fast getting overhelmed by high and a bit ashy bitterness. Body is medium. I prefer a bit less bitter an a bit more sticky barley wines but still it’s a nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5809) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Dark woody brown colour with thin head. Really sweet aroma. Malts and dried fruits dominate. Some fruit cake and dates. Sweet and warming.


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