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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: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
250 ml bottle thanks to Papsoe. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A wonderful aroma; huge smoke, sweet sherry, burnt caramel, huge malts. The flavor is great; massive sweet sherry and fruit, smoke, burnt caramel, an old burnt down wooden home. Very sweet and malty. Smoke is strong and very woody. A full creamy palate. Quite warm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6076) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2010
(Bottle, purchased at Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, during 2009) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Smoky, malty nose with dried apricots, orange peel, oak wood and rich smoke aromas. Malty, smoky taste with notes of sweet smoked malt, dried apricots, citrus, honey and hints of wood. Full body, smooth mouthfeel with a citric bitterness in a warming, vinous finish with alcohol notes. Interesting experiment and a very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle (2008)… This beer rocks!… Murky, burnt caramel ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The earthy, malty, smoky aroma presents caramel, wood, campfire, leather and the threat of lactic acid. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and restrained carbonation. The flavor doesn’t deliver the expected lactic acid, but does offer gobs of caramel and fantastic essences of brown sugar, charcoal, English hops, alcohol warmth and light smoke. Surprisingly, I’m not picking up any wood here. Sweet, earthen finish. Kudos to Grovlam for bringing this world class beer with him across the pond!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
8oz bottle courtesy of hopscotch. Pours a reddish brown with almost no head. Lightly carbonated. Huge smoke nose. Like sticking your nose in a bottle of Lagavulin but with some light acidity that detracts slightly. Flavor thankfully shows no imperfections. Huge smokiness meets a extremely refined and complex malt backbone reminiscent of an english barley wine. Nice fruity flavors with a finish hint of smoke. Totally my kind of beer. Stunning.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
big time! dak delivers on 2/7/2010. reddish brown pour with a scant off white head. fruity aroma with plenty of sweet malt, sour smoke, phenolics, industrial waste and neosporin. insanely smoky flavor backed up by malty sweetness and spice. there is a sourness and astringency before a relatively flat finish. it is harsh and lacks nuance. actually, it hurts my stomach a bit. i love me a rauch but this is terribly disoriented... 5/4/5/3/12/2.9

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle sampled at Papsø’s on 8/30/09: Transparent dark copper amber pour has a small creamy off-white head. Big smoky nose has some hickory woody notes and an underlying caramely sweetness. Starts with a rich caramel maltiness and lots of complex smoky notes with a touch of cherries before a slightly drier and smoky bittersweet finish. Very complex and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
Re-rate at Dutch RB meeting, thanks for sharing joes! Pours an almost clear deep orange with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of smoke, spices and slightly sweet malts. Flavor of smoke, spicy tobacco, leather, malts, slightly sweet and quite bitter. Very bitter spicy finish. Interesting and quite unique brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2010
(25cl bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of medical bandage, smoke, grilled brisket, and dates. Flavor of smoke, raisins, caramel, and peat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Many thanks to daknole for sharing this one for the super bowl. Pours a dark amber color with a trim beige head. Brimming with the aroma of ham and char -- very nice. Tastes of further ham, wood, and smoke with the addition of what approximates sweet tea on my palate -- perhaps from the honey. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
The dark amber flow becomes dark brown in the large Mikkeller glass; the medium sized foam reduces quickly to a thin layer. Nice smoke aroma, not fat like the Aecht Schlenkerla, more delicate, with an impression of sausages (sour smoke), paper and vanilla. Good body strength, sweetish caramel flavor; immediately the alcohol is too strong; some sweet liquorice, sourish smoked sausage, light chemicals. The final is too burning.
I like sweet beers, I like smoked beers, this one is a bit confused.


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