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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: Barley Wine
Stavanger, Norway
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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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. It’s 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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, - FEB 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 (Bottle) Pours dark brown (almost black) with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds wood/bourbon up front with notes of warming alcohol, toffee, vanilla, melted butter, some coconut and hints of dill. Deep malty undertones of roasted dark bread, cookies, caramel, soft cocoa and milk chocolate. Some brown sugar notes. Just a whisper of leafy hops and prune-ish dark fruits. Round, fancy and mega yummy nose. The flavour is medium sweet and near medium bitter with a touch of acidic notes from roast and hops. Balanced (but aggressive) oak, deep malt, balanced hops. Complex, yet dangerously easy to drink. The mouthfeel is round and velvety alongside a light stickiness. Soft carbonation. Malt and bourbon balance is perfect on the finish. Near full bodied.


4.3
hohops (1047) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Appearance- dark, mahogany, almost black, no head at all, a few bubbles around the edge. Aroma- lots of bourbon, vanilla, leather, booze, burnt toast hints, malt, rum, more booze, liqueur chocolate, treacle toffee. Big, big aroma. Taste- sweet boozy raisins, fig, dates, Christmas cake, pecan pie, toffee, sticky malt, vanilla, all soaked in bourbon. The bourbon is prominent, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is sticky and clingy, very sweet finish. Excellent.

4.1
BlazerT (1197) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Dark brown with small, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Heavy malty - caramel, bread, chocolate, vanilla. Sweet, very sweet. Strong accents of bourbon, which nicely plays with all the ingredients. Really decent brew.

4.3
Biroholik (1481) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Slody: Pale Ale, monachijski, karmelowy, palony
Chmiele: Perle, Saaz
Data butelkowania: 30.01.2014
Data waznosci: 30.01.2024
Kolor: Ciemnobrazowy, raczej nieprzejrzysty. Na dnie szkla plywa duzo smieciowych pozostalosci (chmieliny? drozdze?)
Piana: Przy pierwszym nalewaniu pojawiala sie niewielka, bezowa, lekka piana. Szybko niestety opadla z glosnym sykiem. Nie pozwolila nacieszyc oka swoim wygladem. Na szkle brak lacingu, ani innych jakichkolwiek pozostalosci po bezowym puchu.
Zapach: Bez najmniejszej watpliwosci w pierwszym kontakcie z piwem pokazuje sie intensywna bourbonowa won. Jest mnóstwo akcentów mokrego drewna, troche likieru jajecznego a’la ajerkoniak i cukierków Kukulek. Odrobine dalej mozna wylapac takie detale jak: karmel, toffi, rodzynki i bombonierka czekoladowa z likierem w srodku. Fajnie, mocno, konkretnie.
Smak: W smaku jest bardzo intensywny bourbon. Daje o sobie znac od pierwszego kontaktu. Piwo ma wiele akcentów mokrego drewna, minimalna wanilie i wiele nut likieru jajecznego. Nie nalezy zapominac o cukierkach Kukulkach. Po kilku lykach na jezyku wyczuwalne sa ciemne owoce: czeresnie, wisnie i ciemne winogrona. Po ogrzaniu odrobina toffi, karmelu i suszonych owoców. Piwo ma niskie wysycenie i umiarkowana teksture. Alkohol jest rozgrzewajacy, chwilami zauwazalny, ale w polaczeniu z akcentami bourbonu daje ciekawe doznania. Goryczka jest sredniej sily, finisz jest wytrawny z posmakiem ciemnych owoców w ustach.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie:
Piwo ma juz 3 i pól roku od daty butelkowania. Lezakowane bylo w beczkach po bourbon whisky uznanej na swiecie marki Maker’s Mark. Czuc na wskros ta whisky. Jest cala plejada nut mokrego drewna, debiny, cukierków Kukulek, karmelu, toffi i wielorakich ciemnych owoców. Jest to drugie najlepsze piwo wypuszczone przez Lervig. Pierwsze miejsce to 3 Bean Stout ;) Wyjatkowy Barley Wine. Dla wszystkich lubiacych ten styl pozycja obowiazkowa. Dla mnie wyjatkowa, niezapomniana degustacja.

4
Werckmeister (3240) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 26, 2017
0,33l bottle at home. As Lervig Barley Wine Brewers Reserve 2016 Aged in Bourbon Barrels. 12.5% ABV. BB 18.02.2026. almost black color, small coffee colored head. smells earthy, berry notes, marzipan, nutty, wood, bourbon, ripe fruits, coconut. very very nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, caramel, ripe fruits, berry notes, light coconut, bit peppery, wood, bourbon, nutty, some marzipan, hazelnuts, light oxidation, some booze. finishes lightly boozy with notes of hazelnuts, bourbon and some ripe fruits. very nice one, a bit on the boozy side, overall very enjoyable though.

4.8
Lore (2819) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 4, 2017
Hazy brown colour, minimal off-white head, practically only some lacing on the top of the ’beer’; aroma of raisins, dried figs and plum soaked in cognac, plum jam, vanilla, walnut liqueur, herbal notes, whisky, biscuit, and burnt sugar; taste of cherry bonbon made with cognag and dark chocolate, raisins, burnt plum jam, overripe sweet dried figs, walnut cake, vanilla, caramel, herbal liqueur, whisky, oak barrel and slight acetone notes; spicy alcoholic aftertaste; I’m fully amazed and have completely and desperately fallen in love!

4.5
beskid (194) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2017 Dark ruby, no head. Breathtaking smell of raisins, vanilla, oak. Full body, oily texture. Caramel, bourbon, cherries are added in the taste. Warming, sweet finish. Loved it.

3.8
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours out a dark black. Short initial head. Huge barrel aroma. Charred taste with some coffee notes in there. Thick and viscous feel. Good stuff.

4.3
dropi6 (537) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle, pours dark, minimal head. Roasty, bourbon, wood, dark malts, vanilla, rich complex aroma. Sweet with some bitterness. Very oily, almost flat, full body.

4.3
Pubrat (3) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
Nice and malty, a bit sticky. The booziness grows as you move through the bottle, perhaps too much. Enjoyable.

4
daydesiang (73) - MALAYSIA - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle 330ml. Dark brown color, ZERO head (kept in room for 1.5 years!). NOSE: Quite complex, oak (from bourbon barrel), caramel, raw honey, vanilla, wine, roasted malt, dried plum, molasses, dark chocolate, rum, marmite(?) Taste: Very sweet, vanilla, raw honey, dried plum, cognac, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, bourbon. Medium full body, little bitterness. LOVELY! Finish: Long with bourbon aftertaste The empty glass smells like a bottle of raw honey!


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