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Mikkeller Barrel Aged Smoke a Ciggy

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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Smoked
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rauchwine brewed on water, malt, honey and yeast. Fermented on French oak barrels for 3 months.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6873) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
Dark, black, syrup texture. Beige head, Aroma is dark, burnt, roasted and smoked. Flavor is heavy sweet and finish is moderate bitter. Nice salty smoked.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2008
Small beige head. Hazy deep red body. Intense peaty smoky charcoal aroma with citric hop notes. Dry-sweet alcoholic citric smoky taste. Mid-bodied. Aftertaste is much the same. Quite nice. (0.25l bottle shared by gr0ve.)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
Mums det er lækkert men ikke kønt. Uklar rødbrun og næsten intet skum. lidt gær flyder rundt i glasset. Der er godt med røg og bål i den duft. Det dufter fuldstændig som i gamle dage til punkkoncert i det besatte hus i Mindegade. Der blev altid tændt bål og næste dag lugtede alt ens tøj sådan her.der er også noget tobak, karamel, sød maltet, mørke tørrede frugter, og godt med alkohol og træ. Smager endnu mere af røg og bål og let spegepølse. Lidt skarp alkohol som brænder, mørke frugter, honning og tobak. Let karboneret, let olieret og lang bitter røget eftersmag. luk øjnene og nyd denne øl.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle at home - shared with Mette, the night before I leave for GABF. Murkey red/brown (mahogony) - small fast disappearing offwhite head. What a lovely aroma of: smoke, nuts, chocolate, light roasted, wood, oak and tobacco. Taste: Wood, oak, smoke, berries, honey, bondfire, tobacco, cigar, light sweetness, roasted, nutty, raisins, light alcohollic burn. Lovely - thanks Mikkel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle. Reddish brown color, hazy. Smoky aroma. Ash, cigars, mango. Malty sweet flavor initially, but the sweetness is challenged by a firm smokiness like from peat, tar, cigars. Banana and mango. Medium bodied. Very well balanced, if you like smoke. The alcohol is hardly noticed. A brave and excellent beer.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle with Craig, Stella, Fin, Loz and Traci, at the "What’s This Label Supposed To Be Anyway?" tasting. Thanks Craig for this one.

Warm brown with a yellowy glint, like the eyes of a mean dog. Bit of biege head. Burning plastic tubing aroma along with burning circuit board and harshly artifical chemical ooze. Flavor is less repellent than the aroma. A softness, a warmth, alcohol very soft; but then the phenolic wierdness comes back in the finish, and I shudder like someone contemplating Mortality, Death and Politics. I like smoked beers generally, and it’s a fun thing to see Mikkeller playing with the smoke. This is a brave beer. But a bad beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
Pours deep brown with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is powerfully smoky, vinious, vanilla and sugary sweet. Nice, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is heavy smoky, lightly burning and only soft sweetness. Not m cup ’o tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2008
Botella. Thanks for sharing Pinball. Cloudy orange-red colour with a golden rim. Quite smoked vinious oak aroma. Quite good a mouthfeel. Smoky hoppy dry pleasant bitter oak alco flavour. Nice pleasant smoky dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Aroma :ashtray, sour [reminds me of the flavor of laphoraigh whiskey , which is a nice memory]. hazy red, white head. flavor :sweet notes beneath the smoke, sweet, smoked grains, smoked grill meat, sweet notres, slight hops, red berries, great smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2008
250 ml bottle, shared with Ole_R, thx! ABV was 11.5%. "Imperial Rauchbier / Rauchwine" brewed with honey, and stored 3 months in a new oak barrel. Deep copper coloured beer, low beige head. Intense aroma of smoke and oak. The flavour is very smoky and oaky as expected, with notes of charcoal, but is also surprisingly fruity and sweet with notes of raisins and fortified wine.


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