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Mikkeller Big Bad Barley Wine

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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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As the name says..... this Barley Wine is both big and bad. It’s brewed with large amounts of malts and the finest american hops and yeast.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a dark red colour with a small head. Aroma of red berries, rhubarb and herbs. Flavour of red berries, baking yeast, bread, herbs and tartness. Cardboard as well. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Dry, cardboardy, berryish finish. Unpleasant. Vintage maybe? Seems old.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6277) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends.
Pours hazy mahogany color with a small head. Weird grassy-herbal aroma, fruits also, ripe ones at that. Sweet fruity flavor, caramel, malts, dark berries. A bit weird notes here.
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Aroma is odd with some bun dough and hay. Also some strawberries. Flavour has wort, raw bun dough, some berries and hay. Also some harsh malt. Feels English and raw.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3819) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen

Pours reddish orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, syrup, toffee, ripe fruity notes and fudge. Taste is sweet, sticky and caramely malty with loads of syrup, toffee and some ripe fruity hoppiness. Finish is sticky, sweet and syrupy with some yeastiness and toffee notes. Quite sweet and sticky English style BW.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours cloudy brown with a small head. Aroma is dried fruit, honey, toffee, subdued ripe tropical fruit and mild toasted malt. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is soft. Finishes warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13553) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Sweet honey/syrup like aroma. Some fresh hops. Toasted. Fat malty. Butter bisquit. Knækbrød. Light bitter taste. Light yeasty notes in the background. Dried fruits. Licorice. Tobacco notes. Muscovado sugar. Grassy notes. Light grape fruit. Ok - a bit on the sweet side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. A bit hazy reddish/brown with a minimal head. Quite sweet with dried fruit, malt, strawberries, light hops and carbonation. The mouthfeel was thick. Warming alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
Pours murky burgundy with almost no head. Aroma is caramel, honey, raisins, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, raisins, tropical fruit, hay. Mouthfeel is quite sticky. Aftertaste is caramel, ripe tropical fruit, resin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2320) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Tap@mikkeller, sthlm. Brown murky, sevage- like appearance. Murky nose, raisins, sweet malts. Matches the appearance, has a bit of a sevageish vibe. Full body, sweets, dades, raisins. Sort of nice, in small dozes. Winter warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonTja (276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller bar Yellowy amber, semi hazy. Smell of sweet malt, floraly, and some alcohol. Taste is citrus, sweet malts, apricot, a clear bitterness. Lots of potential, but a bit too sweet.


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