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Mikkeller Big Worst Barrel Aged Barley Wine Cognac Edition

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 561   ABV: 18.7%
Danish: En Barley Wine brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og champagnegær. Lagret 6 måneder på cognac fade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
simont1 (461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015

A – Clear yellow with a weak head.

S – Loads of alcohol, a bit wood, sweet. filled with apricot and figs,. lightly tart

T – Taste is very sweet very filling, almonds, pear, apricot and caramel. Super balanced while boozy.

M – Very very light and nice fizzy champagne bubbles.

O – One of the very best Barley Wines I’ve tried, but I’m a big fan of all the Big Worsters, except maybe the raspberry and blueberry edition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1749) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, sugar, and alcohol - with an alcoholic finish. Way too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (5649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
CBF; sweet fruit alcohol aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, very harmonic alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
klar kobberfarge med et lite beige skum. Aroma av malt, mørk frukt, cognaq, treverk og alkohol. Smaken føler aroma, men her er det brunt sukker, tørket frukt og alkoholen er mer fremtredende. Lang ettersmak og bra fylde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Sickly sweet caramel nose, smooth raisin date taste, alcohol, sherry like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7803) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
CBF 2014. (Noted as having 18,7% abv). Yellow coloured and hazy. Has no head. Heavy sweet aroma, almost like marzipan and warming alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet, sugar, wine, heavy alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2879) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Pours murky brownish amber with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, butterscotch, cognac barrels (indeed) and, well, booze. Taste is incredibly sweet and somewhat boozy with a distinct flavor of caramel and pears. Warming, sweet lingering finish. Thick and creamy body with nearly flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2266) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium sized diminishing frothy off white head. Nose has notes of sweet sherry, alcohol, toasted malt. Flavor follows along the same lines with some white sugar, oak, figs, caramel. All together reminds me a bit of Bols Advocaat, and that is messed up. Plenty sweet and robust body, but not outright boozy. Warming for sure, but soft and smooth and makes for a really good sipper. Some beast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2965) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy deep amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, wort, raw sugar, toffee, wood, cognac, vanilla, caramel and sweet alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee, dried fruit, wood, vanilla and cognac. Medium bodied with low carbonation with viscous liquid. Really nice but overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (18948) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
8th March 2014
Very hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Removing th cap gives a lovely nose of aged Port wine and toffee. Pouring the beer brings an unwelcome niff of blue cheese. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malt with dry cream. Caramel - toffee and wood, slightly aged tasting, again as if from a fine old Port. A little spice but not much alcohol heat. Blue cheese follows the nose. Sweetish dried fruits, well buried. Dry finish. If not for the blue cheese this could be great.

9th March 2014
The bottle has been open all night and day. It now pours far less hazy and all the blue cheese aromas and flavours are gone. Emphasis is now on lovely toffee malt, mellow cognac and wood. Little dried fruits. Lovely!

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