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Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine Red Wine Barrel Edition

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Sirupeux avec un caractère vineux assez discret, même les tanins se fondent harmonieusement, peut-être trop, j’aurais aimé vivre le vin à travers la bière. Les sucres sont modérés entre cassonade, purée de dattes et caramel. Agréable dégustation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
aveage mouth feel for a BW some light creaminess. Thinner than I might have expected. Flavor is well balanced a syrupy molasses like sweetness offset with a hint of toffee and a more English hop styling followed by a dry oaky flavor finishes with the reminents of a dry red wine married together well. Alcohol is noticeable but not problematic. Very well balanced. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7002) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottled. Poured ruddy brown with a dense, creamy beige head and a decent amount of sediment floating around in there. The aroma picked up redder vinous notes over warm molasses, caramel, and spicy black pepper.. hits of leather and tobacco also came through.. a touch cloying at times, but otherwise very tasty and it held its alcohol in check. Heavy-bodied and syrupy on the palate.. a bit tart and harsh at times.. overall a tasty beer that smelled great and flowed OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1181) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
Thanks to domiens @ RBBWG III. Golden reddish gold with barely head. Rich malt, fruit, Red wine. Taste is caramel, rich fruit, red wine some treat fruit on the end. Medium body with very mild carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
18/I/14 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: 27/V/23 (2014-93) Thanks to DomienS for sharing the bottle!

Clear red amber beer, creamy irregular light beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, malts, some citrus, grains, bit rural. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: bit sweet, sugary start, malts, some caramel, hoppy, dried fruits, some citrus. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, sweet and sugary touch, caramel, vanilla, some citrus, hoppy. Complexer than it’s regular version, but I preferred the regular nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
50cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks Domiens. Cuivrée, col beige collant au verre. Arôme offre une belle palette houblonnée, rétro-nasal sucre brun avec un côté vin rouge peu présent. Bouquet qui semblait être plus agréable sans le mûrissage. Palais est malté, caramel, léger vin rouge très fine pointe d’épice et léger herbacé. Le vin rouge n’ajoute pas vraiment grand chose en terme de complexité si ce n’est un coup au portefeuille. Fini offre une petite palette houblonnée usant d’une fine amertume.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
375 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to DomienS. Amber coper with little head. Smells of iron, sweet barrel, touch wine, lots of brown sugar, herbal, feels faded. Taste is bitter wine leaves, iron, sweetish, simple, leaves, bitter malts, cereal, some bitter hops in the back, plenty of brown sugar. Touch less carb. Not too impressive, wasn’t to big of a fan of the regular one & this one is even a dash lesser. It is okay but it is too simple & underwhelming which is not something that a beer at this price point should be. Mikkeller has many other beers which deliver the good in a far more satisfying way than this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2431) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG14 Pours dark amber small white head Taste is sweet , not much of the barrel . grains . nice !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
worldbeertaste (1546) - AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2013
Deep dark red with a thin, frothy, lacy, lasting off-white head. Smells of heavy malt, wood, caramel, cherry, marzipan, caramel, banana and gingerbread. Medium to full oily body. Taste is smooth and malt. Sweet with wood, grape, caramel biscuit. Little hint of alcohol on he finish that is bound to decline with age. Beautiful barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2411) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled:
Pours a red amber colour with a large, lacing head. Malty fudge aroma with notes of dried fruit, wood and marzipan. Flavour is fudge, red berries, red wine and wood. Bitter finish. Well balanced and warming.


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