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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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Rating #728, bottle from Toft Vin. Brown beer with a small and dissapearing head. Excellent aroma od vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, moisty wood and alcohol. Flavor of vanilla, hops, a touch of red wine, wood, smoke, citrus and it is quite dry as well. Finish is roasted and warming with a bit alcohol, smoke and wood. Nice bitternes. One of the most complex finishes I’ve witnessed so far. Could be sweeter and less dry. Nice carbonation but could use just a notch of more sturdy body. Really great beer all in all, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Murky dark red pour with a fluffy beige head. Lace, thick. Aroma was big caramel malt, sweet, notes of vanilla, some wood and then some vinous notes. Very intriguing and quite delightful. Flavors were also vinous, very wine like. Not as sweet as I expected although caramel made an impact. Lightly bitter finish, woody and slightly dry. Big wine in the finish. Mouthfeel was super viscous, lightly carbonated but fitting. Not as ’profound’ as the bourbon but absolutely fantastic. Yet another outstanding brew from Mikkeller.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with caramel lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, red wine, dark fruits such as plums and raisins, and wood. Flavour the same including burnt brown sugar. Luxurious mouth feel. Lightly carbonated, full bodied, sweet but not cloying. Very nice indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Winooski A: caramel, cherry, vanilla, brown sugar. App: brown with reddish highlight white head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. Some warming from the alcohol.Medium carbonation. O: simply superb. The wood is well placed. the complexity is amazing. I really enjoyed every sip of that beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
375ml Bottle. The pour was a murky brownish purple with an average (1-2 finger) khaki colored frothy head that diminished slowly, down to a thick film and large collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was big and strong of a dark bread malt and a sweet yeast with notes of caramel, red wine, dark fruit (grapes, plums and prunes), candi sugar, a hint of oak and a decent alcohol tinge.

The taste was heavily malty sweet with a bold vinous presence from the start, progressing with a bold bitterness, a bit of dark fruit and a large alcohol taste with the end having a slightly fruity mildly woody taste. Flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a sweet fruity alcohol warming sensation being the last thing lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat prickly carbonation.

Overall this is a very unique tasting Barleywine (in a good way). It possesses a ton of fruity flavor that only complimented the vast other flavors offered in this brew, which together did a stupendous job of slightly mellowing the extremely high ABV... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (756) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MotherBrother (649) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
Pour ruby red, with a small fizzy carb. Aroma of dark fruits, malts, caramel, and oaky, red whine-bitterness. Taste is pretty sweet, with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, with a slight fizzy carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
375ml, pours with a uncharacteristic white head, hints of grape and dark fruits on the aroma, lots of wine influence. A bit sweet on the front end and ends very earthy and dry. Not quite as much wine influence as I’d like or expect.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhsiung (595) - USA - FEB 13, 2011
not as amazing as the bourbon edition, which i had first. i wonder which red wine it was. what grape goes well with barley? i guess i could try it at home, various beer + wine combos.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (462) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2012
Compared to the big worse this is less drinkable. Vey complex but a few to many tannins for me. Has characteristics of fruit but also of wrange wine. Quite alcoholic and slightly too dry for a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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