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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Murky reddish amber pour with a monster foamy head. Looks amazing. Aroma is spicy, mild oak, and dark fruit. Nice complex taste - spices, sour, wine. Excellent brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a pretty clear brown amber colour with a big frothy beige head. Incredibly rich and malty aroma with lots of oak, sweet malt, marzipan, fudge, syrup, caramel and some alcohol. Not far from a cognac. The flavour follows up with a complex mixture of the aroma with licorice, spices and a touch of roast in the end. Very rich and sticky mouthfeel, and a light to medium bitterness. A rich barley wine with a complex aroma and flavour. Almost like a journay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
375 ml. bottle, bottled a year ago. Poured in to a snifter. Dark amber colour with a reddish hue. Thin, tan head. A vinous aroma mixed with a heavy caramel malts. The red wine barrels really shines through: Red berries, oak, vanilla, and dark, dried fruits. A good hops presence, resin and floral. Taste is sweet. Full body, oily feel and a soft carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish with that excellent red wine barrel touch. A slight hint of alcohol. Excellent, this beer shows the perspective of barrel aging.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Very dark amber to light brown. Thin tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, booze, oak, and earthy. Flavor is boozy, cherry, toast, and caramel. Full bodied and silky. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
14th June 2011
Cloudy dark red beer with a big pale tan fluffy head. Light palate, smooth and a little dry. Low carbonation. Light malt with traces of cream and barrel induced vanilla. Nice touch of red wine, not dominant but with good red berry fruits. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Very nice BA beer that belies it’s strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is red wine, alcohol, wood, pine, hop, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is red wine, alcohol, wood, pine, hop, caramel, dried fruits. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours a deep garnet color with a fluffy khaki head. Aroma is hops, caramel, alcohol, and wood. Taste is sweet with some vinous and light bandaid notes. For 12%, this drinks pretty well. It does have the hop/malt profile I’ve come to expect from Mikeller. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (542) - Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. pours rich, clean burgundy with an odd thin cirrus-like head. Aroma of sweet figs, and some vinous notes. Taste of intense sweet wine and vanilla that quickly transitions to oak and some cherry tones with a hint of caramel maltiness and some peppery spice. Tannins are quite evident. Very carbonated, sort of champagne-like, with a dry finish that complements the beer. Well done, Mikkeller.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn. Ruby pour. Aroma is grape, wood, tart. Tastes are sugary caramel, tobacco, red wine, oak, raspberry, raisin, boozy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npwgallagher (38) - valparaíso, CHILE - NOV 20, 2012
Aroma de uva higo regaliz. Rojo oscuro. Sabor quemada alcohol regaliz vino tinto. Mas equilibrada que Big Worse normal


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