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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 797   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Poured a thin brown body with nice head. Aroma is light hops, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is well balanced for the style. The hops are light and the malt is smooth and sweet, brown sugar and caramel. Well done Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, sugar, dark fruits / berry ala plum, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. I find it to young and simple now - I think it needs some years in the cellar to mature. (181107)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours brownish red with a slight cherry cola like appearance. Nose is fresh and hoppy with some notable fusel alcohol, cherries, and caramel. Smells a ton better after it has breathed for an hour in the glass, but the alcohol is still a little to overpowering as becomes more evident in the swallow. Similar feeling in my throat as when i shoot a makers mark or a nice single malt. As has been mentioned, this could really use some time to in the cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Deep ambery ruby colour with small beige head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, caramel and really much both fruity and flowery hops. Some mild alcohol is also showing, but not in a disturbing way. Flavour is spices, fruits and quite a lot of hops. Sticky palate. Still wellbalanced, and hides the alcohol really well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Amber pour with a small off white head. Aromas of ripe fruits, caramel and citrus hops. Sweet to bitter with some hints of spices. Medium to light body. Nice Barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2007
bottle. This is my favorite barley wine! small off-white fizzy head into lightly sparkling murky ruby red body. good lacing. aromas of candied sugar, ripe fruit, hops, molasses, some light spicyness. alcohol was present but not overwhelming. sticky thick mouthfeel. long lasting finish duration.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
12.7 corked and caged bottle form MrBendo.
Pours murky ruby red. Maybe cherry cough syrup. A bit of off white head.
The cherry nose along with alcohol make the nose kind of medicinal. I don’t think that’s a bad thing here. There’s also a bit of toffee, and some of citrus and pine. Some charred sugars as it warms.
The flavor starts sugary sweet, then transitions to some citrus and piney hops, and then breath taking alcoholic heat and driness.
Light body. Average carbonation. Dry alcoholic finish.
Not really as good as I was hoping. Very warm.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011
Name: Big Worse
Date: December 15, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, scant head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: big hot caramel malt flavor, enough earthy hops to add some balance, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6563) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
A great barley wine, heavy and very malted. Dark amber color. Lots of malt, caramel, perhaps some citrus. Heavy hopped. Flavor is heavy sweet and heavy bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white ehad. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of dried fruits and caramel. Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.


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