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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK. Bottled, 300609. Brown with small head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Flavor is caramel, smoke and dried fruit notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Nip. Thanks, Thewolf and after4ever! Pours hazy dark copper with a lacy off-white head. Smoke covered caramel aroma. Medium body and light carbonation. Toffee, raisin and vanilla taste that melts into a smoky finish. Nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Flaske: Stor duft af røg, virkelig lækker. Brunlig barleywine udseende, med et lille skumhoved og næsten ingen karbonering. Smagen er meget kompleks og lagdelt. Først røgen, så en mere frugtet barleywinee og tilsidst fadlagringen. Interessant og speciel øl.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle Amber to copper, deep brown body. Off-white head. Aroma of smoke, wine, red port, hints of smoked bacon, barrels, grapes, caramel malts, fenols and 4VG. Quite nice aroma, at first I thought it to be very smokey, but it is actually quite complex, also due to barel aging. Heavily (bit harsh) bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Fully bodied, averagily carbonated. Combines mellowness of barel aging very good with the smked malts. Quite nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (4582) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Nice head, modest turbid. The beer starts strong-malty, also very smoky, notes of bacon, raisins and plums. A bit yeasty. Well balanced, warming finish, a little bit alcoholic. Very good! Thanks yespr for this bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
From the description this sounds pretty damn good. 25cL bottle, Holdbar til 31/12/2012. Thank you Craig--cgarvieuk--for the bottle. Clear reddish copper with a small beige head, fading to a thick ring and miniscule swirling film. Big peated malt and smoked beef jerky up front with a good dry vanilla and oak backend. There’s also some sweet caramel malt and raisin notes. Flavor is pretty big--I thought it would be dominated by the smoke, but I don’t feel that’s the case. Plenty of sweet raisiny and caramel malty notes to keep the dryness in check. I don’t pick up on a lot of oak, though it is definitely there. Dunno what they were going for as far as the oak characteristic goes, but three months for French oak isn’t that long. Some alcohol burn in the finish, that did still end up dry. Bitterness peaked at a 3. Full body with low to moderate prickly carbonation. Very good, if a little underrated, smoked. This kind of reminds me of DFH Immort Ale--which I loved.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (7349) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
Cellared for about seven month after I bought the 250ml bottle at Mikkeller Special Release Event, Copenhagen Sept. 08. Off-white ring around the rim of the glass. Deep dark russet-brown body with good clarity, more opaque after the second pour with some of the sediments. Strong peaty smoked aroma with malty notes. Immediate smoked flavour gradually pushed into the background by dried and dark fruits, almost like sweet, fruity jam. Lasting bitter ending. The warming brandy alcohol is nicely integrated in an almost perfect crafted interpretation of the style (just the right one on a Black Friday eve, Tromsø 10.04.2009).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2009
25cl bottle from the special opening on Saturday during Copenhagen BF 2008. Smoke and barley wine on the aroma. It is a bit like cigarette smoke which is a bit weird. Clearly a rauch barley wine from the aroma. The stale cigarette smoke carries on into the mouth. The sweetness of the barley wine character kicks in. This brings some decent dark red/black fruits. As the smoke fades, the barley wine comes through. Mouthfeel is fullish due to the alcohol and the fruits. The jammy fruit is really quite attractive. Finish has more ashy smoke, but also a bit of acidity on the jam fruit. The fruit I think is excellent, but I’m just not sure the smokiness blends with it too well. The fruit though is quite gorgeous. Not sure the whole works. Lovely sweet strawberry jam with a bit of tartness on finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a moisty redish dark brown with a tanned head. that rather quickly fades away. The nose is dominated of the smoked - burned branshes, ashtrays with vinoes undertones - so different and interesting. The taste is deep and sweet with an oily sna smooth palate. Besides the smokyness, that reminds me of both fine scottich whiskys from the Islands up there and the terible experience of drinking a beer that have been used as an ashtray while you were busy on the dansefloor, it also has a side of dry fruits like plumps and raisins and some dominating alcohol notes. Its agressiv and smooth at the same time. The finish is pickeling smokey like juniper berry branch-smoked sousages - quite good and different

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2009
The aroma is dominated by smoke, it’s hard to find the oak behind it! Flavor is also full of smoke. Beer is amber with no head.


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