MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage - Murky off brown red pour with a thick light tan head. The slightly earthy red wine and oak come through right away followed by rich syrups light roast malt a hint of alcohol and just enough citrus to let you know thereís hops in there. Average 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.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 4/19/11 from a 375mL bottle purchased at Lush West Town. Pours cloudy red-amber with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to thin even lace with a bunch of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is tons of brown sugar and bread malt with vanilla and cinnamon oak. The flavor is sweet with molasses and brown sugar up front, moving to spicy cinnamon, vanilla, a burnt bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long burnt bitter, vanilla, and tannic finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opened at my "Massive Mikkeller" tasting. Opened right next to the regular Big Worse. This one, in comparison, had a nice peppery spice aroma mixed with the boozy maltyness. Took me a while to get around to landing this one but Iím happy I finally got it ticked.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Havenít had Big Worse all that fresh before, so this is the first time Iíve had it with this giant Big Foot-like piney hop thing going on cleanly (even though I know itís barrel aged). Pours a slightly murky brown with a very sticky sudsy light tan head. Wow, this works way better than I was expecting and the barrel jumps out a lot more than it did in the Blake Hole series, unbelievably awesome aroma, big pine, huge huge barrel and vanilla, almost picks up some whisky-like qualities from the big barrel, some red berries/fruit, alcohol is perfect, lovely caramel, o man this really reminds me of... so familiar. Flavor starts sweet, caramel, then pine, coconut, big woodiness, red fruits/berries, warming alcohol (but in balance), this is like a great freaking American hoppy barreled barley wine, avoids the plasticy quality that Iíve found in the regular Big Worse a few times before, quicker finish though which is maybe the only downfall so far. Medium/full bodied, fluffy sizzling carbonation, quick clean finish. Love it. Canít wait for the bourbon!
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big beer. Plenty of nice lacing in the glass of this brown colored beer. I am getting notes of vanilla and coconut. Expected some tannins and I am getting rum. Nothing else really comes through. Very smooth though. Not bad but I am glad that I got a sample and not a full glass.
esp0r (2376) - NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber red, big tanned head. Smells of oak, red wine, malts, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, alot of oak, some sour wine acids, some caramel and candice sugar. Medium bitter finish, quite resiny. The base beer is one of Mikkellerís better creations; i have to say that red wine barrelling has decreased the total beer experience for me. Still an ok beer; but also a reminder to all that barrel aging is not always the best idea
baraciisch (2329) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber brown in color... Heavy sediment... Aroma of plum, figs, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, tannins... Flavor is rich caramel, toffee, dark fruits, red wine barrel is very prevalent... Etoh comes through late... Very very nice
ThirstyBird (2220) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 Iíve come to expect from Mikeller. Pretty good.
UDBeernut (2185) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle pours mahogany with a thin cream colored head, some floaties. nose has a big oak and red wine presence. taste has light sweetness, toffee, malt, red wine, oak. medium body, mild booze burn.