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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2419) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Keg at @IndyManBeerCon pours dark brown with ruby small white head. Big beer high ABV complex, malt and dried fruit taste has a decent red wine taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
Fra fat på Cardinaltreff feb-13, kveldens siste av totalt 16: uklar og mørekbrun med beige skum. Det er tydelig allerede i aromaen at rødvinsfatene har gjort sitt, den er preget av både rødvin og eikefat. Men heldigvis er humlen fremdeles til stede, og vitamininnholdet setter seg der det skal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2203) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Sirupeux avec un caractère vineux assez discret, même les tanins se fondent harmonieusement, peut-être trop, j’aurais aimé vivre le vin à travers la bière. Les sucres sont modérés entre cassonade, purée de dattes et caramel. Agréable dégustation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at CBC, London. It pours a mostly clear dark ruby/brown colour with a small beige head. Lasting foam. Aroma of sweet caramel, plums, figs, raisins and porto wine. Taste is similar: server with toffee, red fruits, bread and red wine. Body is medium with good carbonation. Overall, pretty outstanding barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
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 Mikkeller’s 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Pours murky brown with tall yellow tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, light madeira or port barrel. Taste is big, boozy sweet with light resin bitter kick before a long sweet finish. Very warming. Body is rich and creamy smooth with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
January 19, 2013 - bottle shared by BVery. Brown pour with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and some spice. Taste was consistent with a red wine finish. Nice and smooth with a medium to full body.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2011
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.


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