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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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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2011
A malty beast of a barley wine that probably would have been better suited to age in a non red wine barrel. Huge nose of candied figs and Cabernet. A shapely body flows over my tongue and reminds me of the cloying palate of a heavy red wine. Figs, oak, black cherries and truck loads of caramel malt dominate the flavor before morphing into a strangely out of place oaky, red wine finish. Strangely unique and in need of a few tweaks.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011

Bottle 12.7fl.oz.

Clear light dark red - orange amber color with a small large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, wood - toabacco, red wine barrel wood, light moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, toabacco, dry, grape notes. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is flat to soft, fnish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20110413]

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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4/30/11. 375mL bottle courtesy mlunger12. Cloudy reddish pour with a small tan head that forms a ring and sticks. Huge aroma of alcohol, oak, vanilla, butter, and a hint of dark tannins. Sweet flavor upfront with awesome oak character - oak, vanilla, butter, coconut, and more. Way better flavor than aroma. Nice!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar.
Clear dark amber pour with no real head. Just a thin beige film. Fat malty caramel aroma, oaky, good red wine notes, vinious, grapes, red currants. Medium carbonation, dry, light oily and frankly fairly light mouthfeel. Which is quite impressive for the ABV. Flavour is caramel sweet, a bit of toffee, mildly toasted, some light notes of milky chocolate, vinious, red currants, oaky and quite dry. Light tannin notes and the red wine is quite apparent, really. Almost coating in mouth in the finish. Very lovely.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleadof (32) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Honey, grapes, oak, toffee and liquor like sweetness on the nose. Caramel, syrup, toffee, kalakukko (herring baked in rye bread), calvados sweetness, date and sweet white whine on the taste. The sweetness goes a bit overboard probably due to high alcohol percentage, but still highly enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy medium brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet caramel toffee apple red wine and oak aroma and taste. Thick sticky palate. Quite good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, grains, caramel, some mint and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sweet red berries, wood, grapes and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.Nice barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2682) - Mosterøy, 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2688) - 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.


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