Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 206   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 17/20
ClubGonzo (5399) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
Pours a deep orange-red body with a medium off-white head. Nose is wild strawberry, vanilla, boozy and bitter, grassy hops. Taste is deep sugary wild strawberries, with raspberries, hints of oak and booze in the back. Palate is smooth and filling. Warming alcohol feeling is nicely integrated in this mighty powerhouse of a brew. A deep, heavy barley wine truly representing the craft of Mikkeller once again. This is the stuff greatness is made from.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2010
What a delicious barley wine. Pours a very opaque dark amber color (caramel?) with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a bit funky. Very floral, earthy, and sweet smelling. You can definitely sense the presence of alcohol in the aroma. Surprisingly sweet tasting. I was expecting a lot of warmth from the alcohol but it was not as strong as I anticipated. In fact, I dare say that it’s a drinkable barley wine! That sounds kind of oxymoronic, but I believe it to be true. I’ve become a very vocal supporter of Mikkeller beers since first tasting the brewery’s offerings a couple years ago, and this is just another example of why Mikkeller is one of the world’s finest breweries. Kudos!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5675) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
This has a hard to detect aroma, maybe mint or paint?? Very pale for a barley wine, golden with red highlights. The flavor has a very noticeable alcohol burn to it, with some heavy malts and hops behind it. At the beginning I didn’t care for this but it sort of grows on you, its subtle in that the alcohol dominates initially but the depth of it is in the pale malt.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2995) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
Fad: Fantastisk humlet tropeduft på en flot orange øl med et flot skumhoved. Super karbonering på en yderst velsmagende øl. Eneste minus som man nærmest ikke kan undgå er den meget varme alkoholsmag som øllen slutter af på. Virkelig en sipper, men meget god øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle at release at Ølbutikken. Pours amber with an off-white head. Quite sweet with aromas of hops and abricots. Also some aromas of malts and caramel. Well balanced by the high hoppy bitterness. Hints of citric hops. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Long dry finish. Would never have guessed on anywhere near 17.6 % alc. Wauw!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2010
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, top class!, but very expensive, WOW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinzents (18) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
10 cl sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Dark with a sweet taste and rich flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
375ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, grapefruit, hops, tangerine, slight malt, slight green apple, and peach. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, malt, dark ripe fruit, resin, slight caramel, slight fruit, light sugar, slight wood, and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full body. Viscous, the lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Heavily sweet, light to medium bitter, malt, resin, hops, dark ripe fruit, caramel, slight sugar, and hit of wood finish is lightly dry. 17.6%ABV is very well hidden, even if it is a bit noticeable in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
(Draught - 2008 Vintage - at Mikkeller Bar) Poured dark reddish brown and cloudy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained raisin, malts and mildly molasses. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, raisin, molasses, dried plum and bitterness. Aftertaste was raisiny and mildly bitter. The strength was quite well hidden.

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