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Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Big Bad’s big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (233) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 6, 2014
Embotellada en Julio del 2011. Aroma potente y complejo. Destacan notas a frutos rojos, pero principalmente a Oporto y ligeramente vino tinto. Se perciben notas amaderadas. En cuanto a su apariencia, color Rubí rojizo, cuerpo medio, carbonatacion y corona de espuma nulas. En boca es suave, dulce, frutal y posteriormente algo amarga. Al paladar es una cerveza dificil de degustar. En primera instancia sumamente suave y dulce. Da la sensación de degustar un vino oporto, a pesar de no percibirse, extrañamente sus 12 grados de alcohol. De igual forma su inicio tan dulce te hacen pensar que tomas algun jarabe o jugo de frutas. Posteriormente e intentando equilibrar las notas se percibe un amargor que corta el dulzor percibido y es al final cuando se logran diatinguir las notas amargas. Cuesta oler y aun más distinguir las notas del lupulo que deberian estar muy presentes. En rwsumen una cerveza algo compleja, pero que a la vez exagera algunas de sis caracteristicas y adolece de otras que deberia tener. Le falta un equilibrio adeciado ya que el dulzor es agresivo y el lupulo brilla por su ausencia, aun que tiene mucho que ver con el tiempo de embotellamientos.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark copper, fruity caramel, toffee, raisins, dry.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (680) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin kuparinruskeana ja hieman sameana, tiivis vaahto on 1,5 sormen paksuinen jättäen vahvaa pitsiä. Tuoksussa vahvmpana on karamellinen maltaisuus. Raaka banaani ja makea marjaisuus työntyvät joukkoon yhdessä puumaisen humaloinnin kanssa. Maussa jatkuu sama tuhti karamellisuus, jonka kanssa täydellisessä tasapainossa on makeampi marjaisuus (mansikka?) ja tumma hedelmäisyys. Lievä puumainen humalointi tuntuu lievän yrttisyyden kanssa. Suutuntuma on paksu ja täyteläinen, joka alkuun meinaa tuntua hieman alkoholiselta, mutta lopulta kuitenkin vain lämmittää eikä tule pahemmin läpi. Harvoin törmää olueen, jossa päämaut nivoutuvat täydellisesti toisiinsa luoden loistavan kokonaisuuden. Upea tasapaino, joskin tuoksu oli hieman yksipuolinen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (464) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. A- Red wine, sweet, bourbon, dark fruits. A- Mahogany color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Dark fruits, slightly sweet, slightly malty, bourbon, alcohol. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A solid barley wine no doubt. The only thing I didn’t like was the appearance. I hate the yeast particles floating around in beer. Just a big turn off for me. Makes it look like it’s full of backwash. Otherwise an outstanding beer. The alcohol doesn’t seem like 12% but is still noticeable, especially as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at home, 08/06/14, weekend wind down beer. Lightly hazed rich amber wth a big old light beige head of frothy bubbles. Nose is fruit cake mix, orange marmalade, nutmeg, light boozey waftings, bitter hop presence. Taste comprises bitter orange, spice, hoppy pangs, candied orange peel, boozey vibes, rich caramel, fruit loaf, woody rinse, caramelised sugars. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Solid barley wine, drinks a good few notches below 12% and the hop presence preserves a bitter edge preventing it from getting too sweet and cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (917) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma of malts, caramel, strong toffee, candy sugar, ripe fruits. Flavour is massive sugary sweetness, alcohol, with a hint of bitterness. Quite sticky. I found the sweetness a bit much, but enjoyed the depth and complexity of the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of marmalade, light hops, dark malts. Quite hoppy flavour, rather sweet, malts, bitter marmalade, lemon peel. Lingering bitter finish, malts, marmalade, light honey.
(from 37.5cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Thanks for sharing, domienS!)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
21.05.2014, 0,375l bottle (bottled 02.07.2008) @ BBGTC tasting:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet, well oxidized, caramel malts, grass, burnt caramel, butterscotch, alcohol, dried dark fruits, chocolate, thinner. Taste is sweet, sugar, caramel malts, grass, alcohol, burnt caramel, dried fruits, old hops, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough, but not bad for being almost 6 years old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (686) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottled 02.07.2008. Relatively clear deep amber / coppery. Malty aroma with loads of dried fruits. Raisin, dates and prunes. Taste is sweet malty with rich dried fruity notes. Toffee. Hints of oxidation. Slick on the palate with little to no co2.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fajry (427) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2014
Fľaška. Tmavo oranžová farba, pekná biela pena. Vôňa je ovocná, citrusová, orechy, karamel a v pozadí jemná horkosť. Chuť je sladká, jemne zemitá. Kandizované ovocie, karamel, citrusy. Stredné telo s jemnou horkou dochuťou.


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