Mohawk Brewing Company
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Göteborg, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 516   ABV: 17.2%
This is what you get when you take a Russian Imperial Stout and mix it with an Imperial IPA, then force-feed it sugar until it can’t take any more. Then you put it into 2 different oak barrels that previously contained Bourbon. This is not beer or wine. It’s not spirit either. It’s inspired from America, born in Belgium and headed to outer space. It’s Mohawk Double Rocket , a Belgo-American Barrel Aged Barley Wine Style Ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (4387) - Stockholm, - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Murky brown liquid with small to medium brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, raw sugar, wood, honey, nail polish, bourbon and booze. A bit phenolish. Taste is medium to high sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of candy, dark fruit and booze. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. The nail polish component isn’t nice. The high ABV doesn’t add anything to the beer... Do something balanced instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8357) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
(Bottle, vintage 2012) Dark reddish brown colour with a brief, frothy, beige head. Malty, vinous nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, dried fruit, raisins, prunes, oak wood and aromas of both cognac and bourbon. Malty, vinous taste with caramel, dried fruit, raisins, cherries in brandy, dark bread, prunes, chocolate, black coffee, salty liquorice and a fiery, vinous finish with oak wood, bourbon, a balanced bitterness and a warming alcohol glow. Full body, quite sweet. Subtle is hardly the word, it doesn’t hold back on anything, lots of malt and bourbon character and it doesn’t really hide the alcohol. But it’s really tasty, with a clean and rounded mouthfeel and a certain hop presence. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with no head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and sour bitterness. Full body with a long bitter/ sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Cafe Abseits during the Bamberg Jolly - January 2014. Cheers! Pours lightly hazy golden brown with a foamy, off-white head. Decadent and ballsy, but very good. Lots of heavy bread, fruitcake, caramel. Full bodied with chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with gooey fruits, toffee. Good stuff in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2943) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (744) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
caramel, roasty, toast, resin, herbs, leather, vanilla, woody, brown, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, balanced for the ABV. Alcohol finish which drop the total score

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (5338) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2015
30.06.2015, 0,375l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and boozy, burnt caramel, dark malts, alcohol, dark sugar, grass, minerals, oak, hops, citrus peel, candied sugar, dried fruits. Taste is slightly sweet and boozy, minerals, alcohol, dark sugar, grass, burnt caramel, citrus peel, hops, oak, leafs. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice, and some years of aging will probably make this oe even better...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1415) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 37,5, Vintage 2012. Dark brown with a minimum head. Hoppy, malt, alc. And port aroma. Sweet, light bitter with a warm malt and alc end. Tested .....2015, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8684) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in March 2013. Hazy dark brown with a small firm tan head. Aroma of alcohol, fruit, oak and bourbon. Sweet taste of oak, light licorice, bourbon, some fruit. The body was full and the carbonation low. Warming alcohol in the finish. Really strong but still rather drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12061) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
375ml in a dark green bottle with a golden neck. Vintage 2012 bought at Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Fair fawn-coloured head dissipating over an unclear red-brownish body. Prominent aromas of bread, herbal hops and bourbon. Comprehensive taste of juicy bread, figs, vanilla oak and ripe orange. Port and bourbon backbone. Dried fruity ending with tingling alcohol down the swallow. Enjoying, heavy stuff. (Slow sipper during the earth hour, Tromsø 28.03.2015).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Kristiansand Øl Festival 2014. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, malt, caramel, sugar, dried fruits, caramel, oak, bourbon, hop, chocolate, coffee. Full body. Warming very nice beer.

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