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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
750ml: 53.9 IBU
330ml: 57 IBU

Added by hoppymeal on 11-12-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
201
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
21.09%
 
 
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Photo of Jeffo
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one a few times but have never bothered to review it. With the recent release of a Bordeaux BA version, it seemed like the time for a 15% night.

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 21 August 2012
32 Plato
IBU 57

APPEARANCE: A thick and viscous pour produces a small, tighter, bubbly, off-white head with decent retention. Head cascades really slowly, which is mesmorizing. Fades quickly to a sandy wisp and bubbles around the glass. Perfectly clear burnt orange with almost no carbonation evident. A bubbly ring sticks around but looks almost flat by the end. Pretty nice looking for the style, though the head needs a bit more staying power.

SMELL: Bold and boozy nose. Caramel, toffee, some red fruits, raisins and spicy alcohol. Candi sugar and berries as well. This is going to be big, sweet and boozy.

TASTE: Lots of sweetness up front. Toffee, red fruits, berries, and some apple sweetness into a boozy and spicy, alcohol laced finish. Booze, pepper, herbs and spices and a good dose of grainy sweetness as well. Bold and lingering aftertaste, but surprisingly not hot. Flavorful and very herbal and earthy. Maybe a touch peaty, with some lingering bitterness trying to compete. This is a challenge and perhaps too much so.

PALATE: Fuller body with lower levels of carbonation. Heavy and oily, but not overly creamy, goes down fine and finishes slick and sticky. A bit of a burn at the swallow with lingering heat on the palate. A little watery as it sits perhaps. Pretty good for such a monster.

OVERALL: This is big. Very big. Maybe too big. Very sweet and lots of grainy flavors. Every time I have this I'm reminded that it's just not really my thing. The cascade dry hopped version was excellent, as the hop flavor overtook the sweet, grainy flavor that can be so dominating here. Let's see how the Bordeaux version is.

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Photo of Brandywine
2.45/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2010 Vintage

Appearance: Murky brown tinged with orange. No head or carbonation to speak of. Big alcohol legs but not as sticky as I'd expect at 15.2 % ABV.

Smell: Brown sugar, caramel, apples, slight smell of booze. Then it all fades quickly.

Taste: A little harshness from the booze, sweet sugary apple flavor but kind of watered down. Some caramel. Very one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of full or maybe even medium. Disappointing for a beer of this style especially one that is such high gravity.

Overall: Very disappointed in this beer. Not worth trying especially at the price point. It's a very simple brew but the few notes it does have are not particularly enjoyable and the body comes off thin for what should be a huge barley wine.

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Photo of IPA35
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first real barley wine save for the Anchor one and my strongest beer till date.
Bottled: 21-08-2012

A dark amber, hazy beer. Honey-like. Off white foam, no real head.
Very little visible carbonation.

Big alcohol legs on the glass after swirling it a little.

Smells very potent. Caramelised apple, alcohol, some dark fruits. A very malt forward beer ofcourse. The brewer says it should smell of mandarins as well, I can get that.

I did not really know what to expect but this is a tasty beer (as expected). Again, caramel sweetness, apple juice, some bready malts and light hints of dried dark fruits. Noticable alcohol but if you told me this was a 11% beer I'd believe you. Some grape, slight white wine even. A slight leaf hopiness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth. Low carbonation.

Overall a pretty nice sipper. But really a sipper!
And I still got the Cascade Dryhopped and Bordeaux Barrel Aged version to review.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-orange with very little off-white bubbly head.

S - Sweet caramel and dark caramel malts, caramelized malts, dark fruits, pine and a bit of citrus hops, brown sugar, and some booze.

T - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized malts, brown sugar, figs, prunes, and other dark fruits, some light pine hops and resiny bitterness, some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Fantastic bold and rich barleywine. Great overall balance.

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Photo of seand
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark brown with just a bit of off-white head. A ring around the glass retains along with just a bit of surface film, which just leaves a few transient spots of lacing.

S: Deeply sweet molasses and caramel.

T: Candied apple and liqueur, with touches of yeast. The same deep caramelized sweetness from the smell is also quite apparent.

M: Full body, low carbonation.

Overall, a good and super strong barley wine. I'd like to try one after a few years in the cellar.

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown. No head, no lacings, just a few bubbles off the pour that vanish immediately.

Fruit and chocolate on the nose. Dark red fruit, carmelised sugar, and milk chocolate.

Nice dark fruit, berries, plums, and dates. Deep malt profile, really complex. Alcohol is soft and well-incorporated.

The mouth let's it down. Just not pleasant to drink. No carbonation whatsoever. A real shame, because the flavour profile is really nice.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a medium caramel color with no real head, though none is expected from a brew like this. Nose is strong malt and sweetness with some fruit in the background. Flavor has quite a bit of sweetness drowning out some of the subtleties from the nose. Medium-full body. A bit viscous. Some booze. Pretty good.

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Photo of ChugginOil
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent, dark amber color with barely any head, whatsoever. No lacing.

The nose has notes of caramel, figs and plums. The high abv is fairly muted but makes a slight presence. Sweet smells dominate here.

The flavors are dark fruit forward and are also quite sweet as the nose suggested. A ton of sweet and giant flavors. There is a decent amount of caramel flavors that also add to the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is full-bodied and thick. Barely any carbonation.

Overall, this is a stand-up barleywine that hides it's deadly ABV nicely. Just a bit too sweet.

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Photo of Dope
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled August 19th, 2010. Just over 2 years old. Bottle 1561 out of 2304.

A: Pours a rusty reddish-brown. No hiss when uncapping. Zero carbonation or lacing (of course). Completely flat.

S: Boozy raisins and dark fruits. Molasses and caramel. Very sweet, it literally smells syrupy with all the caramel and molasses in there.

T: Very boozy. Loads of raisin and caramel up front. A bit of molasses kicks in in the middle. Brown sugar and more raisin in the finish. A touch of apple lingers in the aftertaste too. Did I mention it's boozy? Spicy alcohol everywhere. However, not overpoweringly so and not like pure spirits. But close. Warms the belly on the very first sip, if that gives you any indication.

M: Heavy and thick but the strong alcohol cuts it quite a bit and keeps it from becoming cloying despite the lack of carbonation.

O: Very intense barleywine. Very big, very sweet and fruity. A sipper for sure, especially since it is dead flat. But surprisingly not as harsh as you'd think and surprisingly balanced for what you get. To be honest, I enjoyed it as a really unique and strong barleywine.

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Photo of Etan
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle into a tulip. Bottled in August, 2010 (#393/2304).

A: Murky reddish brown with a small head of coarse off-white bubbles. Pretty ugly.

S: Sweet and slightly oxidized. Grapes and raisins, fig, brown sugar, a bit of a solvent note from the alcohol.

T: Not quite as sweet as the aroma, with some savory roasted grain qualities to it to offer a bit of balance. Mushed raisins, prunes, burnt sugar. Warming.

M: Thick and syrupy. Flat.

O: I don't see this beer going anywhere good. Meh.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.94/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a transparent amber color ale with zero head. Aroma of dry fruits, oxidation and sweet corn notes is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by warm alcohol ester notes with some corn, some oxidized caramel malt notes with intense dry fruit and loads of residual sugar. Body has an oily like texture with zero carbonation and loads of alcohol was apparent. This was bottle in 2010 and is supposedly good for another 25 years! I can’t say I was very impressed with this beer as way too much alcohol and sugar was perceptible. There seems to be a trend of zero carbonation and high-gravity beer with no attenuation and I just don’t get it.

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Photo of kevanb
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33cl bottle poured into a snifter. Brewed on April 15, 2010, bottled August 29, 2010. Bottle #1725/2304.

The beer pours a good amber color, lots of dark brown influence, very opaque and hazy. However, it looks extremely flat, no head, no lacing, just a bubble or two when shaken vigorously, not very pleasant or inviting. The aroma is wonderful, lovely malt sweetness, big grains as if from a soft brown bread, nice fruit presence, tart apples, plums and dark cherries even, molasses, caramels, brown sugars are all there, great balance as well. Despite the sweetness from the malts and sugary aspects found on the nose, alcohol is hidden very well, especially for the high gravity. The flavors are solid, nice tart apples to start, brown sugar and molasses are right behind it followed by a long smooth malt experience, grains, sweetness, almost a honey like flavor comes through as well with some dark fruits and a hint of booze at the finish. Unfortunately, as suspected, the beer is completely flat, syrupy in texture with no liveliness. It's a bit hard to get down, viscous in nature, and really detracts from the entire experience. I found it more enjoyable when sipped very slowly, in small servings, like a port wine, but still rather unpleasant.

Verdict: So much potential here, wonderful aroma, great flavorings, but just poor delivery. The lack of any carbonation ruins any hope of having a good experience with this beer, perhaps it's just the age of the bottle, and maybe some oxidation setting in, although it really didn't taste like that was the case and many other reviewers, even of fresher bottles have complained about the mouthfeel as well, so I'm not convinced.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. "Enjoy within 25 years" - pretentious bastards. Recommended serving temperature 15 C. Expectations are above average, yet I fear it will be over-hopped like many English Barleywines. Brewed and bottled August 24th, 2011.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm considerably over the course of consumption. Side-poured with extra vigor as carbonation issues are absolutely anticipated (I've had some bad De Molen experiences in the past).

A: As predicted, it pours absolutely no head whatsoever - even with a vigorous as hell pour. A beige white floater is present about the edges, adding little in the way of appearance. That's what you get when De Molen tackles a 15.20% beer. Colour is a dark rusty caramel-copper. Nontransparent. Non-opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Wonderful malts - among them biscuit and seemingly well-balanced dark and bright malts. Wonderful caramelization, evoking the wort-like aroma of an ongoing brew. Some booze comes through, but quite little for the ABV. Shockingly, the hops seem complementary to the style and flavour profile, not intruding upon it like so many bad beers in the style. A moderate strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Has De Molen actually pulled off a good English Barleywine?

T: Quite sugary. Yes, sugar, sugar, more sugar, and a hint of molasses - all over a heavy dose of caramelization. Quite sweet; I assume this is to drown out the ABV - which it does most admirably. It resembles port, but lacks sufficient depth of fruit character to make the resemblance favorable. I do like the fig, but it's in dire need of more. Plums or raisins would do nicely to complement the flavours here, but sadly are not present. In any case, it's a sugar bomb. Hops are vague and indistinct, but stay on the fringe, never entering the body enough to add any real flavour - not that they could with all the sugary malt bomb action. It's damned overwhelming. No yeast comes through, nor does any alcohol - which is a damn fine accomplishment at 15.20%.

It's just a shame there's so little flavour here. No depth, complexity, or subtlety at all. It feels like a homebrew experiment in concealing alcohol. Sure, the yeast ate all the malt, but where do we go from here?

I will say that the alcohol yields a warming sensation in the stomach. I consider this a plus. Moreover, the one note that does stick out is a hint of toffee, which is relatively easy to find and comes in spades on the climax. It lacks dimension, but it's there.

I like it in a general sense, but it's far from great. I'm just glad it's not overhopped.

Mf: Thick as hell from the sugar bomb, resembling the milk leftover in a cereal bowl after an infant gets done with his chocolatey sugar bombs. Understandable, but far from ideal. It's smooth and wet. Syrupy. Undercarbonated - a seeming De Molen common trait. Doesn't feel tailored to the flavour profile, but sure it suits it in a general sense. The mouthfeel does what it can to ensure this 15.20% brew slides down easily enough, and I respect that.

Dr: It's drinkable as all hell for the ABV, but where is the craftsmanship? I could easily get pissed on this brew; in fact I'd go so far as to say it's dangerous. But there's so little on the table here. I wouldn't even want to buy it just to age it; what is there here that would mature over time? It's a fair offering from De Molen, but it's held back considerably by its simplicity. I'm glad they avoided the usual pitfalls of the style, but this is far from a great example of the style. Decently priced for what it is. I've given it a high rating in this category because it truly is a masterclass in hiding ABV.

B-*

*I originally gave this one a C+, but it gets considerably better as it warms, letting the fig notes come out. I adjusted my score to a B-.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Review on jul´12. Reddish amber color. Foggy appearance. Yellowish beige, medium to small bubbled, froth creates creamy, fairly good retention, crown. Noble hop, spicy, intense caramel malt & candy aromas with hints of cinnamon. Sweet caramel malts, very ripe fruits –peach & apricot-, gentle warming & subtle bitterness at first sip. Buttery, plentiful & voluptuous palate. Raisin & sweet grapefruit in the middle. Full body, low carbonation. Smooth, creamy, slightly earthy finish. Aftertaste carries sugar cane, brown sugar & soft rhum-like hues. Amazing well balanced flavors & aromas. Delightful. Mandatory beer!!! Comment: Last year I enjoyed a 750ml bottle. I remember it so delicious but no notes were taken. Well, looking at labels I´ve realized: 750ml ltd. Ed. -#113- bottle 24,3EBC 53,9IBU but 330ml bottle 45EBC 57IBU.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Brad, I couldn't drink a lot of this but it was interesting to try. Beer is amber and hazy with a thin white head of low retention.

Aroma is vinous and fruity with some alcohol.

Beer is like port, raisins and grapes with a fortified liquor quality to it, interesting but not great. I liked it but wouldn't have much of it.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong, syrupy aroma is rather sweet, not really like beer at all, with notes of molasses and honey. It pours a clear, dark cola brown with a skimpy head that doesn’t hang around long. Flavor is quite sweet, more like wine than beer - and watch out for that alcohol bite! Well, look at the ABV and then wonder why it bites like an angry pit bull. Texture is rather like a hard liquor, mainly raw alcohol bite with some sweet and fruity and molasses hints. I prefer a beer that smells, tastes and feels like beer. However, different strokes for different folks.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

The beer is amber to orange in color, with a thin, rapidly fading head that leaves virtually no lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and fruity, with malt, apples, grapes, alcohol.

The flavor is reminiscent of a port wine. Sweet, earthy, rich. Additional notes of caramels soaked in alcohol.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Ideal for sipping slowly.

Best in small quantities, I certainly enjoyed my portion. I would have this again.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Brewed on 15 April 2010. Bottled on 19 August 2010. Batch of 2304 bottles. Bottle 2221.

A: Lots of sediment. NO head. Russet. Translucent.

S: Grapes and molasses. Deep, strong, and sweet.

T/M: Incredibly smooth, round, and sticky. It doesn't taste like 15.2%. No carbonation, but loads of sugars. Rich, brandy-like fruit. One dimensional, but pleasant.

O: Overpowering and oversweet, but a pretty good English barleywine. Wouldn't have again, but might recommend.

Notes
OG: 1150
FG: 1041
EBC Colour: 24.3
ABV: 15.2%
Bittering hops: Nugget
Final hops: Chez Saaz
EBU: 53.9

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Photo of pixieskid
2.81/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've now tasted 2 separate vintages of this beer; one with about 2 years on it and one with just a few months. Both have been equally disappointing in different ways.

The older bottle wasn't carbonated, at all. Had excellent flavor profile though and the abv was well hidden. If it had been carbonated, I would have certainly rated it higher.

The fresh bottle, well, first of all, I can't stand the Sladek hops that De Molen uses. Herbal, vegetal, putrid smelling hops. While this bottle was carbonated, it was overly sweet/sugary, and had no body.

De Molen rocks when it comes to their wide range of Imperial Stouts, but otherwise, their successes are few and far between imo.

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Photo of Holland
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Thanks to Chrisfarleywine for this beer.

A: mostly clear deep brown color with some red and orange tint to it. Head is minimal, but exists for a little while, and the lacing has the smallest bubbles I have ever seen, but still sticks to the sides of the glass.

S: huge aroma of malt, caramel, and dates and raisins. It's about as good as a non-barrel aged barleywine gets for smell.

T: hefty taste of sweet malt, very slight hop bitterness, and a huge back end of mild fruit from raisin to apricot. It is very sweet, though.

M: thick and without much carbonation at all. There is foam sticking to the sides of the glass, but I cannot more than the slightest bit of carbonation.

O: This is so sweet I can't handle it. It's as thick as eggnog, too. Some carbonation in this would bring it back to life, but there is none. Too bad these small pieces bring down an otherwise excellent beer.

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Photo of Chrisfarleywine
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours very thick with almost no head. Lack of carbonation and very viscous, almost like a thinner caramel sauce.

S - Very malty with heavy notes of caramel. Lots of sugar in here to get the ABV up to the 15%.

T - smell matches the taste. Lots of caramel, malt and a touch of bitterness. If anyone has had a stroopwaffel, imagine that flavor in the beer, but balanced out by bitterness. The sweetness balances out the heat, which is nice.

M - The thickness of the pour didn't match the mouthfeel. There is little carbonation so the liquid is heavy. It seems more of a wine that a beer in feel.

O - good, quality beer. Not what I was expecting but well balanced between esters, malt and bitters. I cellared one and imagine this will be excellent in 5 to 10 years.

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Photo of DARIVA
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a red-brown color with minimal head.
Very soft beer with a little tingle.
Beer is pretty sweet and has a link with wine.
Furthermore, I sense the presence of grenadine and raisins.
Taste remains long in the mouth.
Particular, it is, however, that the beer which is to settle, so that there is a slight emulsion, the bottom of the glass remains in place, which is similar to the grenadine.

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Photo of GregSVT
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz waxed bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours hazy reddish brown with an off white head that fades to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

S: The nose is full of caramel, toffee, orange marmalade, and an earthy hops.

T: The taste is incredibly sweet...almost cloying. Big flavors of toffee, caramel, and that earthy flavor from the nose which kind of cuts the sweetness at the finish to keep it from being cloying.

M: The feel is on the thicker side of medium and a bit oily on the finish.

O: Pretty basic Barleywine but a pretty sweet one. The abv is there but you can't really tell its at 15%.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

33cl bottle (even if the label says its a 1pt 9.4fl oz bottle) bottled Feb 24 2010. No bottle number in the spot, just a picture of a grenade. I think I got this from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO for around $13. Into an Epic snifter.

A: Pours a beautiful light mahogany color, almost exactly the same shade as my faded brown Les Paul Studio, one of my favorite shades of brown. No head at all, not even any bubbles that would resemble carbonation, even if there was a slight hiss when the bottle was opened. Regardless, for a 15% barleywine this isn't exactly surprising. The color is perfect.

S: Huge rich and bready malt profile, absolutely huge all the way around. Tons of caramel, overripe cherries. Probably the truest definition of a malt bomb that I've ever smelled. Surprisingly enough there is zero booze, pretty respectable for a 15%+ beer.

T: Again a ton of malt in this beer. Tastes a lot like the first runnings from an IPA I recently brewed, or basically like drinking straight amber malt extract. Really sweet, tons of caramel and grain, no real bitterness to speak of. No boozey flavors to speak of either. A slightly burnt sugar/almost roasted barley flavor finds its way on to the tongue way in the back. A really sweet, yet tasty beer. Perfect for dessert.

M: Fairly thick, absolutely zero carbonation, and a sweet finish. A touch of warmth, but really nothing that would trigger this as a 15% beer. Sticky. Just a touch of carbonation would really help.

O: Really tasty, and very flavorful, but it would help out if it was carbonated. Impressive stuff though. I can't really think of any other beer that fits this much of a malt profile into the flavor with this high of an abv without being obscenely boozey. Glad to try it, and I wonder how a bottle would taste with 25 years of age on it.

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Photo of rarbring
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A clear red and brown, dark copper, colored beer, a small off-white head with no lacing, and good curtains.

Smelling of brown sugar, bread and bitter oranges.

The taste is ever so sweet, syrup and caramel, brown sugar, apple juice and bitter orange peel.

Little carbonation, soft and oily, almost sticky, a soft warm finish.

A sweet and sticky dessert.

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Bommen & Granaten from Brouwerij De Molen
3.84 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
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