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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Celest (126) - - AUG 12, 2013
too strong, however a very big barleywine, malty caramel alchoolic taste. warm!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (657) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle @ Mads, 10 / 8 2013. Red wax, 18,5% alc. version. Looks like carbonated apple juice (in a good way), amber, small white head that quickly disappear, leaving sugary curtains when swirling. Aroma, sweet malty, honey, wine like, apples, alcohol, . Taste, first i cant believe how well the alcohol is hidden the taste, it does have a warming alchoholic ending which is great, this is awesome, sweet malty wine like flavors hits first, then some warming apple vanilla notes, then a spicy alcoholic warmth kicks in. Like warm appke pie! . I love this beer and it is quite hard to describe. Leaves a warm malty oily aftertaste. Good mouth feel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
17.6 version Foil and corked and caged Dark, clear, orange amber color. No head at all. Thick and syrupy looking. Big ABV legs. Nose is dark fruits, lots of brown sugar, some sherry or oxidation in the nose, or is it nail polish remover? Cardboard and dark fruit taste. Interesting mix. Bread, alcohol, and melted brown sugar. Slightly thin really. Lots of heat in the palate. Tongue is quite numb after a few sips. Sweet, slick and syrupy. No carbonation. Just really all over the board and not in a good way. Slow sipper and and not that great make for a bad experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2013
Barley wine as an experiment. All colours are involved. A liquid is strange, strong, stinky, alcoholic, earthy with nose of last century old wooden barrell and old aluminium pipes. I think you need to drink more overpriced bottles to recognize what animal you drink. B@H

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
delnoche (443) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12.7fl oz wax sealed bottle poured into a pint glass. Cloudy orange with a small white cap. Aroma is candy sugar, honey, biscuit. Flavor is honey, honey, biscuit, alcohol kick, and honey. Wow. Majorly sweet. Alcohol very warming. Definitely a slow sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
This one is cloudy orange with a little head the dissipates quickly. The aroma is honey. Taste very very honey sweet with an alcohol finish. It flows across the palate slightly sticky. Overall way way to sweet for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Copper and clear in color with a thin wisp of foam. This is definitely a boozy barley wine. Strong caramel and toasted malts do nothing is diminish the alcohol flavor, aroma, or finish. That said...I really liked it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Sample from bottle. Aroma strong, pears, malt, booze, wood and some salty notes. Taste is surprisingly well balanced. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Wood, malt, sweetness, toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie. Pours amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, some oxidized notes, nuts, caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and warming with some alcohol, malt, caramel, oxidized notes, sherry and berries. Full body, soft carbonation. Worst ever!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle shared by ??. Pours a hazy brown color with very little head. The aroma and flavor had quite a bit of dark fruits, raisins, fig, sweet caramel, port, with some earthy notes especially on the finish. Some boozy alcohol came through, but not as much as I might have expected.


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