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Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine Bourbon Barrel Edition

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 18, 2011

Bottle 12.7fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red - orange amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dry wood - oak, licorice - konfekt, alcohol - bourbon, light moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20110413]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40443) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
37.5 cL bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is distinct bourbon and alcohol. Sweet, caramelish and overripe fruity. Raisins sweet. Smooth and caramelish. Lingering fruity and smooth finish. Nice and easy once past the initial stun from the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel as well as lighter notes of bourbon, hops, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes alcohol and hops as well as medium notes of bourbon, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry, bitter, and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity arom aof caramel, dried fruits, bourbon and alcohol with notes of marzipan. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, cookies, alcohol, hops and marzipan. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a reddish amber with a slight haze and a dense beige head. Intensely sweet Bourbon aroma with loads of caramel. Solid body, sweet caramel and brown sugar with loads of sweet Bourbon and vanilla. Warming alcohol finish but never overpowering. Very delicious. 160111

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
25th June 2011
Cloudy brown beer, big pale tan head. Soft creamy head with mild woody bourbon. Palate is fairly neutral. Nice rich toffee malt. Woody bourbon. Toasted coconut. Trace of orange hop. Creamy malt. It’s all here! Classic Bourbon BA Barleywine. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Hazy dark amber brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. Oily. 290716

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
A reddish amber pour with a small khaki head. Only minimal bourbon aroma, but some wood and vanilla notes are present. Sweet brown sugar and toffee, a little bit of fruit/citrus, and some alcohol. The flavor is a touch hot with bourbon and alcohol notes. A bit of oak and vanilla along with brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. A light citrus quality, mostly grapefruit peel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle "2011", 12% @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Hazy dark amber/brown with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, bourbon, vanilla, oak, wood and dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood, sweet, dark fruit, sugar, bourbon, vanilla, medium bitter, dark fruit, warming with notes of alcohol.

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