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


on tap

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dropi6 (343) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pubrat (2) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daydesiang (68) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bawelt (863) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2017
Nez : du bourbon tous les niveaux. Fond griottes, raisins, pommes confites, pches, belles notes caramel. Bouche puissante. Attaque ultra bourbon, caractrielle, assez thylique puis un caramel trs fort. On glisse vers une finale plus douce, du bourbon, des fruits confits. Enfin une finale et une longueur douces, aromatiques, fruites (prune, pomme, figue), lgrement tanique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkujon (100) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottle - edition 2016 Great barley wine - dark brown. The bourbon has taken over the aroma completely. Great tastes with some: figs, carmel, toffie, raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybion (183) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7647) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (4492) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nordic (624) - 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.

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