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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: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2716) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG14 Pours dark amber small white head Taste is sweet , not much of the barrel . grains . nice !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2594) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours a cloudy ruby-mahogany body with a fingerthick creamy light brown head. Honey, dried figs, vanilla, barrel notes on the nose. Full bodied and pungent. Thick mouth. Heavy sweet and moderately bitter. Aromas also present in the mouth. Alco warm. Light salty notes. Long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2505) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2453) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled:
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Clear, light amber color,long lasting tanned head. Aroma is full of alcoholic sweetness and tasty malts. Wine and port flavors in background. Very more than decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2443) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled. Pours a hazy amber with a little off-white head, fair lacngs..Fruity nose with caramel and vanilla.. Sweet flavor with dried fruits, vanilla ane red wine notes. Medim to full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
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!


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