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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2663) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5545) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2012
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, alcoholic/vinous and slightly woody/sweet, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle, 375ml. A big, dense, off-white head leaves lacings as the hazy, dark amber beer leaves the glass. Wine, alcohol, wood, piney hops, some beef stock, caramel and dried fruits in the aroma. Lightly warming on the palate, full-bodied and softly carbonated, with some chocolate, as well as coffee, dried fruits and resiny, flour-ish hops. Alcohol too. Lasting finish with a nice bitterness. A pleasant one indeed, although a bit boozy in the flavor. 120905

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, malts, vinous, dark fruits, a little wood and booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, 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!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5754) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
sample @ home, thanks veliempojot!
Aroma is rather oaky with some red wine tones and hints of alcohol. Flavour has red wine, oak, some caramel and toffee-like ’Mikkeller house aroma’. Hides the alcohol relatively well. Not much of the original beer left. Better than I expected still.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1190) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
375 ml green bottle poured a cloudy reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromasof toffee, coconut, plum, raisin, red wine, light carmel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry warming finish. Flavors of toffee, red wine, oak, plum, light raisin and light pepper with a crisp dry warming lingering vinous finish.


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