Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
First batch 17.6% released Jan. 2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4907) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
Fra flaske i Mikkellerbaren, mai-10: Heftige saker, smaksrik, kompleks og intens. Godsaker de luxe. En nytelse som er verdt å gjenta. Slik skal det gjøres!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Matt. I missed this one when it was on the shelves and have been wanting it ever since. Pours muddy brown. Nose/taste of dates, dark fruit, toffee malt, rich caramel, fried plantain, spice, sherry and port wine. Rich. A little alcohol burn in finish. Medium body. Good sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
Mikkeller Big Worst Barley Wine Bourbon Ed. (Flaska – Danmark – 19,2 %) Stor smak, mycket het, tydliga mörka toner av malt och plommon. Härlig munkänsla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
Tried @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café.
Deep ruddy brown and not quite bright; the appearance honestly of unused motor oil. Very little evident carbonation and headless, it leaves a sticky film upon the glass as it is swirled about. Nose has treacly sweet, toffee and caramel with so much caramelised stonefruit and sherryish notes to off-set the eye-watering, open and potentt, boozy alcohol that wafts like a thick vapour. There is little nuances of hazelnut, marmalade, palm sugar and dark candi in there that play straight onto the palate. Oily, liqueurish body, well rounded, spicy as hell with pronounced sherry and Muscat port notes. Sticky date pudding with a mix of dried fruits and peel - raisins, sultanas, muscatels, dates, orange peel - is broad across the palate. Light, almost residual carbonation allows the beer to dwell upon the tongue. Very long, warming, spiced fruit-port swallow edged by woody, nutty notes and a looming sweetness ends it. I was surprised by this one. As high in ABV as it was it showed such great balance and poise. Very nice. A memorable beer!! (Batch No.1, 2010 vintage, 17.6% ABV, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with no head. Sweet aroma with notes of, and I’m drunk......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours dark brownish copper, no head. Sweet sherry aromas. Medium to light bodies but viscous, sweet. Brandy, pear, plum. Abvs hide until the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
30th January 2010
17.6% Version. Cloudy amber beer. Floral hoppy nose with elderflower coming to the fore. Light airy palate, dry but not overly so. Sweet floral hops, elderflower, chamomile. A whisper of well buried hop fruit. All underpinned by intense sweet toffee malt. Finishes with some Port Wine tones. Bloody Nora! This is a good one! Not heavy like you might expect and with some unusual flavours for a barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2012
Whoops rated wrong one =( i rated this beer instead of the big worse my bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Pours Clear and shiny goldish yellow with no head - just some simmering of the mousse. Aromas of peach, almond and butter (like a crumble coming from the oven), alcohol, honey and pineapple. Full body with initial sweetness that is immediately overtaken by the warmth of the alcohol and it bites quite hard. Flavours only come in the finish as the alcohol wears out - nuts, port/sherry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (5915) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a moderately carbonated pinkish orange. Medium head, small amount of sticky white lacing. Aromas and taste of bannana bread, fuel, slight dogfish nail polish remover yeast, sweet barley, tons of caramel malt and crystal malt. I understand this beer was 18% but it was still very hot in the chest. Not hidden well at all. Finishes with a boozey mango mead flavor and aftertaste

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