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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (602) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Pours a cloudy red-brown with a medium white head. Aroma is a perfect blend of a grainy English style barley wine and a fruity red wine. Taste is initially a sweet barley wine profile. The red wine comes in at the mid followed by some beautiful carob-like smooth malts for the finish. Nice, nice, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
Dark rusty red color, fairly big cream head. Aroma is quite sour, actually, like a well-spiced spanish red wine. This is balanced out by some sweeter stuff like strawberry and grapes. The oak is quite strong and adds to the sourness. Lots of red currants and some raspberry. The whole thing is surprisingly belgian. Very interesting. Upon incessant swirling, the aroma reveals a cautious hop presence. Taste has the same fruity and sour characteristics with a strong sweetness. I haven’t tried the original Big Worse, but from what I hear it is quite hoppy. This is quite the opposite. Perplexingly, really All the different elements balance out neatly, rendering this beer entirely enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Ya dancer. Drunk on a long train journey and thank God for it. Very complex nose- big big funk- cheese rind the wife offers- then booze with veg and malt with dark fruits. Holds up very well for the ABV which never dominates. Prune, little toffee, fortified wine, long boozey bittersweet finish. Just large large large and Mikkeller. Nuff said.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grunx (367) - - JUN 6, 2012
Complexa aromàticament. Notes d’envelliment en fusta, aroma a fruita i un punt de flors. Cremosa. Final sec i alcohòlic. Per prendre amb calma després d’un àpat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
I didn’t take notes besides the numbers on this beer. I remember being impressed with the red wine being able to shine through the bold barley wine complexity without overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
antonstoop (244) - - MAY 27, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours dark bordeaux with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, vinous notes, wood, oak and berries. Taste is sweet, malty and vinous with notes of berries, wood and oak. Finish is stingy, sweetish, vinous and woody with notes of tart berries, caramel and oak. A bit unbalanced and too vinous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (174) - 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.


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