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

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RATINGS: 208   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3992) - 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 (574) - 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 (532) - 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 (2713) - 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 (1812) - 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 (5593) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (3239) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle 330 ml. 2014. Dark brown color, with noisy brown foam. Aroma: luxury tones of vanilla, barrels, chocolate liquor, dried fruits and port wine, dried apricot, alcohols, old bourbon. Taste: sweet, liqueur and vanilla, powerful, warming, well balanced malty symphony with port wine, dried apricots, raisins and bourbon, chocolate with a slightly toasted nuts. Bravo!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (8165) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Hazy brown color small tan head. Peat, bourbon, dark malt. Taste, dark malt, chocolate, hazelnuts, coconuts, bourbon. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (3434) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2016
Can by my Euro Summer Santa 2016, gunnar, many thanks. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma of raisin, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is sweet, raisin, vanilla, plums, nuts, chocolate, alcohol is present, bourbon, coconut. Great beer, GREAT :)


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