dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is big caramel bready fruity hoppy notes. Fat fruity hoppy notes, followed by big alcoholic caramel bead notes. Long lingering bitter yet sweet hoppy malt goodness in the finish. Awesome.
daje (4123) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark red tinted brown body with a big beige head. Aroma of vanilla, alcohol, red wine, plums and dark malt. Taste is boozy with red wine and wood, high sweetness, light roasty and caramel finish. Above good, below great.
Habanero (4105) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ktwse (4095) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Craft Beer Co. Sweet Christmas, this is a big beer. Pretty compelling appearance, a slightly sludgy reddish brown that almost looks like a really, really old wine (were it not for the carbonation). Fitting I guess. Nose was quite nice too, with some rich BW properties (though a bit of a boozy smack) complemented by a nice full tannic nose. Mouthfeel a bit too hot for me, but what are you gonna do at 12%? Flavors were good, with tons of wood and malt balanced well to avoid overpowering caramelly sweetness, and a nice strong red wine component that makes the base more fruity even as it adds a gentle tart note. Impressive beer.
tricksta_p (3613) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex aroma of brown sugar, oak, red wine, caramel, ripe red fruits, toffee, a touch of alcohol. Flavour is quite sweet with a lot more note of red wine. A bit sticky and cloying. I enjoyed this better than the original Big Worse, a bit less sweet and the wine barrel aging has paid off well.
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle picked up at WLV poured into my Rodenbach Grand Cru glass... Pours a medium brown with lots of brick notes, medium clarity. A huge light tan head rises up to fill half the glass, great retention and lacing. Uglyish body hurts a great head here... The aroma is awesome, the beer is extremely malty with tons caramel, whopper malt, some oak, and a light red wine finish. This is outstanding except for the finish turns a bit fruity which doesn’t go with this... The taste is a let down compared to the fantastic nose, the maltyness is mostly gone replaced with more oak, a touch of sour and red wine. The finish is really flat with oak, alcohol, and a hint of hops. Really really disappointing.
I can’t recommend this right now especially at the price. Heavy seas had a red wine barrel aged beer that was a little better than this.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mikkeller big bad worse red wine edition. 375ml from Wlv... Pours a mostly opaque caramel toffee pour wit a semi-frothy head... Aroma is apple toffee in nature with a softer boozy fruitiness. Semi-sweet in nature... Flavors are pretty boozy with sweet dried fruit with caramel toffee in the background. Fair bit of heat towards the heat and well towards the finish. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Phenolic and semi-harsh in the finish. Subdued in the red wine compartment.