To Øl Barley Wine Babushka

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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malts: Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Special B, English Brown, Cara Aroma, Cara Pils Hops: Simcoe, Tettnanger 13,5% Barley Wine aged in Port Barrels with Prunes and Dates. The concept behind the Babushka is to have three layers of portwine. The base beer (Barley Wine) with dark and sweet malts tasting like portwine, prunes and dates to reflect the dark fruit flavour of portwine and finally ageing the beer in portwine barrels.

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3.8
b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2017
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a very cloudy and chewy amberish brown with foamy off-white head that has a light caramel tint to it. Smells malty with notes of dates, prunes, hops, and oak. Tastes like it smells, but more fruit-forward. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, mildly warming, and smooth for the abv. A good example of the style.

4.3
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2017
375 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours hazy dark ruby red/brownish color with a small fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, prune, plum, cherry, fig, date, berry, apricot, red wine, and toasted oak; with lighter notes of molasses, nuttiness, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, leather, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruits, fruity yeast, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, prune, plum, cherry, fig, date, apricot, red wine, and toasted oak; with lighter notes of molasses, nuttiness, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, leather, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and tannic wine/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, dark fruit, cherry, berry, apricot, red wine, toasted oak, molasses, vanilla, tobacco, leather, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruits, fruity yeast, and wine barrel flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. S Lightly drying from herbal bitterness and wine/oak spiciness as well. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, lightly slick/syrupy, and sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden; a small pleasant warmth, with zero booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing English barleywine! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruits, fruity yeast, and wine barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Insanely rich, complex, and well balanced between malt and fruits. Nice Port wine barrel presence, without being overwhelming or tannic. Just enough hops to balance the sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
28th January 2017
Hazy deep brown beer, big cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft with decent fine carbonation. Smooth sweet malts, some light cream. Fantastically rich Port Wine red and black berry fruits, thick and juicy. Ripe fruits underneath, the prunes and dates contribute a touch of raisin as much as they do themselves. Light semi dry finish. Hides the abv very well and for a big Port fan this is well and truly up my alley. Can’t think of richer port barrel beer. Lovely stuff.

4.1
Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
Great dried fruit richness. Thick and oily. Sweet. Very good.

4.2
crim (423) - POLAND - OCT 21, 2016
w aromacie dosyc slodko, dojrzale owoce, figi, karmel, w smaku ogromna ilosc ciala, nie wiem czy sie z podobnym do tej pory spotkalem, mega słodki, bardzo polecam

4.1
Mesjasz (1623) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Tap at warszawski festiwal piwa. Nice aroma of dried fruits, dark fruits, caramel, almond, molease. Taste is medium sweet, flavor compare to aroma.

3.2
rami_pl (4432) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 16, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 WFP: Rami Rami is drinking a Babushka by To Øl at Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszałka Józefa PiłsudskiegoW cholere slodkie, dziegciowe, zioliwe, nieco oleiste? Fajne ale dziwne

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

4.4
alteregoo (1750) - Kalisz, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Pi?kny aromat dojrza?ych jasnych winogron, rodzynek, fig, do tego miód spadziowy, wosk pszczeli... W smaku s?odkie, s?odowe, sporo cukru kandyzowanego, fig, moreli suszonych. Nisko wysycone, alko ?adnie ukryte.

3.2
Jorn69 (3362) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2016
Tap @ BRUS, Copenhagen 20161001. Malty, vineous, really sweet, dried fruits, sherry, overripe fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and alcoholic.

3.1
Gaultier (1881) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Tap @ Brus, Copenhagen 1/10-16. Fruity/Dried fruity with some vineous notes, also really sweet. Body is medium, the finish is fruity/dried fruity and sweet.


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