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Nils Oscar Barley Wine - the Nils Oscar Company

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83
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
20.3° Plato.

Also sold as "Swedish Barley Wine-Style Ale"

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-22-2002)
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Rocko

Sweden

2.63/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark copper color with a tiny head that fades after a few seconds. Very sweet smell of cherry and other fruits. The taste is the same, TOO sweet imho, there is also quite some taste of alcohol. I didn't like this at all. :( The suruppy taste already described in earlier reviews is too much for me, yuk.

I'm very disappointed, for some reason my expectations where quite high..and it didn't fulfil them at all. In the end I think Barley Wine aint my thing at all, so if you like this style give it a go...if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2003 13:11:38 | More by Rocko
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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy, and medium brown. Creamy beige head has moderate retention.

Smell: A complex bouquet for sure! Layers of toasty and roasty malt, cinnamon raisin bread, dates, toffee, and plums.

Taste: Could be the most complex flavor profile I've witnessed to date, yet it still manages to be balanced. All the flavors from the aroma are present, in addition to chocolate, vanilla, coffee, nuts, and honeysuckle. A gentle bitterness keeps the scale from tipping too far down the rabbit hole.

Mouthfeel: Velvety, smooth, and caressing, with medium carbonation. Very little alcohol warming for the style.

Overall: A simply scrumptious beer, and a new favorite for me! The complexity is almost mind-blowing...how can so many flavors be crammed into one 12 oz. bottle? A carefully crafted complicated recipe must be behind this jewel from Sweden.

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Pours a nice copper brown...little head that dissipates almost right away...slight lacing ...

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Taste is nice, a little too sweet for the 10.4% abv imo, very slight almost no bitterness, malty fruitcake with lots of sweet luscious raisins and dates ....a simple honest low carbonated barley wine and overall a very nice and pleasant, smooth experience...very drinkable!

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Nils Oscar Barley Wine from the Nils Oscar Company
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.