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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with scattered and prevailing lacing from a thin layer of sandy head. Aroma is caramel, soy sauce, nougat, brown rice. Unique. Flavor is raisins, interesting notes of caramel with spicy citrus, thirst-quenching apples. Warming, relaxing, save it for special occasions. Thanks to Deepak at Kingdom Liquors for saving this for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Pours a cloudy brown color with orangish highlights. Large head on the first pour, off-white, sticky. Smells of some malts, spicy hops and alcohol. Tastes great, almost perfect balance of sweet malts and spicy/bitter hops. Finishes with some alcohol burn. Palate is thick but smooth with active carbonation. Easily a top 5 barleywine, maybe top 3 or 4.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
Cloudy amber pour with a thin tan head. The aroma is earthy with hops and caramel. The flavor feels rough around the edges, there’s earthy malt, strong hops and caramel with a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1031) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Copper, amber color; Small head. Bottle says 12% abv. - 2007 batch. Aroma of brown malts, crackers and mixed tropical fruit. Rich malt flavors with bitter fruit notes; strong, flavorful, funky herbal twists, dark toasty malts, burnt chocolate, molassas, hops. This monster is big, bad and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
[1060-20080122] 12.7floz (c/o rudolf, w/ jerc). Sweet boozy yeast malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Boozy sweet malt continues in flavour with toasted yeast. Medium-full body is a rough and bitter throughout, hiding behind the alcohol. Fairly blended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1486) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Pours a brownish color with a tan head. Aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, candied sugar, plums, and some alcohol. Flavor begins pretty sweet with the caramel malts, plums, and candied sugar. Finishes dry with some alcohol warming, although it was as much as I was expecting. Pretty good barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Pours opaque red/ mahogany with frothy head that disappates quickly. Nose is sweet and malty with pineapple influence. Flavor is complex and interesting, a little strong in alcohol, but not overwhelming. Fruit influences along with caramel and the candied sugar. Finish is dry with a lingering burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Sweet, rich, high alcohol aroma. Murky, reddish brown body with a tan ring of head. Not much lace. Sweet, sugary, high in alcohol. A very good barley wine, although not one of higher rated ones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle. Very dark amber, brown body with a small beige-tan head that fades. (3+) Big fruit hop aroma, tropical fruit? pineapple? light pine or spruce, hard to decipher because big second wave of alcohol wipes the slate clean. (7+) Flavour is surprisingly subtle for such a big brew. Fruity up front, tropical fruit notes, good amount of bitterness throughout. Caramel malt undertones. Warming alcohol throughout, especially in the finish. Pretty solid. Boozier than I’d like, but it is quite nice. Thanks to Rudolf for picking this one up for us.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Dark red. Smells like sweet fruit and pine needles. At first the flavor is too sweet, but as it warms the hops balance it out. Can taste the alcohol a little too much, and a little too sweet for my taste.


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