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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep, near-brown coppery amber body with a big creamy light beige head. Nose is oak tannins, caramel, alcohol, red wine and hints of brown sugar and burnt rubber. Taste is dry oak tones, red wine, caramel, burnt sugar, alcohol, bready grains and hints of bitter herbs in the finish. Full body, medium carbonation. Complex and nice, but perhaps a bit too high on bitter red wine/oak tannins; I generally prefer my barley wines a bit sweeter. Good stuff, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy mahogany with a ring of tan head that leaves light lacing. Complex aroma, featuring butterscotch, toffee(these I feel are from the wine barrels), figs, raisins, lactose, biscuits, and a touch of alcohol. Alcohol is more prevalent in the mouth, but so is the yeast. The sweetness is big, the bitterness is minimal. Thick and chewy mouthfeel, and that lingers more so than the toffee aftertaste in the mouth. I loved it! I was lucky to find the last one on the shelf, and if I can get lucky enough to ever see this again, I will re-review a year later.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours an opaque brown with a thin cap of mocha head that is very bubbly. Moderate lacing. I got a ton of sedimant in this beer. Aroma is so strong up front. A ton of red wine mixed with a lot of yeast and alcohol. A lot of caramel and dark fruit. If you hold your nose for a while, there is a slight rubbing alcohol burn. Awesome mix. Mouth is huge. A lot of yeast and alcohol. Dark fruits: mainly plum and figs. Some vanilla and caramel. There is a lot of Red wine that finishes off dry and sits on your tongue a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3062) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, raisins, alcohol, malts, quite sweet, some wood, light wine and Bourbon notes. Dry astringent. Sweet flavour, vanilla, wood and nuts. Woody finish, malts, sweet, wine and Bourbon.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot 2013. Courtesy of Benzai, thanks for sharing!)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Lovely complex nose of caramel malt, raisin, red fruit. Frutiy in taste as well. Wonderful stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle shared at ZZT VII. Dark red color, small to medium sized off - white head. Smell malts, wine, liquor, lightly alcohol, some sweetness. Nicely balanced. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle @ZZT7 thx to benzai. Hazy ruby colour with a small off-white head. Smells sweet, raisins, alcohol, heavy sweetness, nutty, wine barrels. Tastes vanilla, almonds, wood, sweet, bourbon, cherry. Full body, nice carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1634) - - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours red/amber with a big fluffy white head, a little sediment throughout. Nose is wood, cranberry and red whine. Light notes of caramel and vanilla. Taste is red wine barrel up front. Some boozy vanilla, almost bourbon like notes. Red wine in the finish. Palate is full and soft. Lots of booze and heat. Nice beer but not as good as the base beer. Also wish the red wine differentiated itself a bit more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
At oakquinox 2013. Clear dark amber, thin head. Caramel, quite sweet, strong barrel character, wine barrel, and oak. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a dark brown, almost amber, with a thick creamy head. Aroma Is roasted malts, with oak and earthy notes, as well as fruity port winey whiffs and quite a lot of bittering lemon peel hops. Full, creamy body with medium carbonation. Flavour is quite bitter with citrusy hops and pine, as well as sweet roasted malts with succade and molasses giving it an oaky finish with lots of earthy notes.


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