Lervig Brewers Reserve Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels (13%)

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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Stavanger, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Makers Mark barrels.
This is our once a year brew of bourbon barrel aged barley wine. Its aged in Jack Daniels barrels for a year to allow the beer to mellow out and mature. The oak provides a dimension of coconut, vanilla and even a touch of bourbon. Dark red, low carbonation and great depth, this is one of our most special beers.

Malts: Pale malt, Munich, Caramel and roasted malts.
Hops: Perle and Saaz.
Highly complex aroma of vanilla, caramel, molasses, bourbon, malts.
Food pairings: dark chocolate, blue/sharp cheeses.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybion (180) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle, 330ml. Pours dark, cloudy reddish-brown with a thin sheen of light tan head. Patchy lacing. Oak and vanilla to the front immediately on the nose, underneath which we have some rich, dark, slightly bitter molasses, liquorice, dried fruits, candied pineapple, dark chocolate, dark rum, allspice, cinnamon, cognac, honey, speyside whisky, very slight smoke and roasted malt. Rich sweetness but avoiding being sickly so far; loads going on but incredibly well balanced on the nose, and with very little overt booze despite the 13% ABV. Taste is sweeeeeeeeeet! Somewhat lighter than I expected with plenty of honey, vanilla and fruit as opposed to darker molasses-esque notes. Fair bit of chocolate, nuts, cinnamon, and more rum, cognac, and speyside whisky-esque flavours cutting through as well. Leads into a long, softly bitter finish with some light oak and roasted malt. SO well balanced and again booze is remarkably well hidden and theres no harsh burn, only subtle warmth. Not sickly at all despite sweetness. Body is full and texture is thick and sticky; little bit astringent but very pleasant drinking overall. Obviously no carb. This is some remarkable stuff and gets basically everything about being a barley wine right!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 24, 2017
Keg at the Hop Locker. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is rich sweet and complex. Notes of molasses vanilla and chocolate, light booze. Taste is also rich and complex with more molasses vanilla chocolate and bourbon. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very tasty

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Intense, dark, toasted, caramel, dark molasses, bourbon barrel. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark, burnt molasses, bourbon barrel, rich, dark malts, soft carbonation, dark, dried fruits, cherries prunes, warming alcohol in the long, rich finish. Outstanding Barley Wine, immensely complex, rich, a feast for the taste buds. Keg at The Hop Locker, Waterloo.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nordic (611) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Kept it in my cellar for a year. Dark color, minimal head. Complex aroma: much of bourbon, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Taste: warming, heavy sweet, strong bourbon notes, also toffee, vanilla. Full body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (610) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2017
Pours dark brown, almost black, with small head disappearing fast. Aroma: vanilla, caramel, raisins, marzipan, wood, but also clear dark malt character. Taste: very complex taste of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, raisins, dark malt. Fantastic stuff. The ABV is pleasantly present in the palate, overall nicely hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (2831) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2017 Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Super nez bois chne et vanill, chocolat, malt noir, fruit sur la figue sche. Huummmmm .... super gout sur le fut de bourbon chne et vanille onctueux et cremeux, intense, sucr, alcool, chocolat,un peu moka, caramel et note fruite noirs et secs. Corps rond et onctueux. fin superbe amere sur le fruit noir, fut de bourbo, intense avec toute ces saveurs...... une sacre bombe, une tuerie.... a apprecier longuement!!! du village de la biere strasbourg

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_inconnu (69) - Ecublens, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2016
On tap. The head is tiny and light brown. The colour is dark brown with tons of red. Concernig the aromas, i smell chocolate, vanilla and of course pretty much bourbon and alcool. In mouth, its chocolate, vanilla, also wood and of course the alccolic side of the bourbon (thanks to it, its not too sweet for that style of beer). What stay in the palate is long and nice, very balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (2043) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 1, 2016
Dark, hazy mahogany color with tan head. Aroma has sweet malt syrup and some dried fruits, mostly dates. Taste follows with dark fruits, more like dried figs, sweet malt and brown sugar. Finish is more bitter with some earthy hops. Medium sticky body with low carbonation. Overall its really nice but I would like to get more bourbon flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2016
CBC2015, Pours brown with a small head, aroma of vanilla, wood and bourbon, flavor of dried fruits, vanilla and bourbon, medium to full bodied, Great


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