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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npwgallagher (38) - valparaíso, - NOV 20, 2012
Aroma de uva higo regaliz. Rojo oscuro. Sabor quemada alcohol regaliz vino tinto. Mas equilibrada que Big Worse normal


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
from Erzbierschof - quite clear red-brown beer with a solid foamy beige head; nice lace; woody aroma of sour cherries and berries; full-bodied, thick and pretty sticky; a solid sweetness soon overwhelmed by a robust bitterness; caramel, marzipan and very woody cherryish and piney finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
At home shared with Dan. Small snifters. Pours a muddy brown with a slight head. Aroma is bread, sweet malts, cardboard, dark fruits, merlot grapes, barrel, and vanilla. The taste is bold with a solid barleywine backbone with caramel malts, vanilla, dark fruits, and booze. You also get the red wine grapes and barrel aging smoothness. Finish is wine flavors with a solid booziness. Very well balanced and flavorful. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. I really like this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Pours a cloudy red-brown with a medium white head. Aroma is a perfect blend of a grainy English style barley wine and a fruity red wine. Taste is initially a sweet barley wine profile. The red wine comes in at the mid followed by some beautiful carob-like smooth malts for the finish. Nice, nice, nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
easily my favorite in the Big Worse line. while the bourbon version smooths things out, it was simplistic. this one is dangerously smooth and complex with sweetness from the bw still coming through, alcohol apparent only in the back end of the aroma, a slightly sour tobacco sweetness added to (not instead of) the flavor of the original beer. great stuff, wish i didn’t have to get it on-line."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours hazy reddish brown with quite a bit of sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, minerals, and red wine - with a slightly alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoppera (10) - SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
Aroma a vinate potente en sabor y dulzor al final impresionante barley Wine super equilibrada!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1355) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
antonstoop (190) - - MAY 27, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours dark bordeaux with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, vinous notes, wood, oak and berries. Taste is sweet, malty and vinous with notes of berries, wood and oak. Finish is stingy, sweetish, vinous and woody with notes of tart berries, caramel and oak. A bit unbalanced and too vinous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5970) - 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.


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