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Mikkeller Big Worst Barrel Aged Barley Wine Cognac Edition

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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 561   ABV: 18.7%
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Danish: En Barley Wine brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og champagnegær. Lagret 6 måneder på cognac fade.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
Pours medium amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is very intense with caramel, honey, marinated dried fruits, cognac, esters, vanilla, oak. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, sugared apples, tropical fruit, figs. Very sweet as would be expected for this type of beer, but not cloyingly so. Quite good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at Örebro Öl&Whiskey Festival 2013. Hazy golden/copper color with a small offwhite head. Fruity toffee aroma, caramel, raisins, vinous, ognac notes. Alcohol flavor, cognac, fruity, vinous, oak notes, toffee, dades, prunes,a bit too boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (979) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Luscious woody, filmy Off white head. Creamy crunchy Apple nose, coppery. Faint malt comes dripping in esoteric heather, booze and juiciness. Finish is soft, comfortably cloying and nice burn on the finish.

Bottle, Thanks Stu666,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at Craigs. Golden with white head. Aroma of delicious, sherry fruits, some molasses, no alcohol coming through in the aroma. Taste of sherry fruits, intense, molasses, caramel. Sweet with only a light alcohol hum in the end. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin white... Lacing... Big sherry... Oxidised.. Soft fruit nose... Soft toffee fruits... Soft malts... Big alcohol... Light fruits... Oily fruits...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear oramge coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and cognac with notes of alcohol and sherry. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and alcohol with notes of cognac. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2013
Hoffback slänger upp en flarra precis när man ska gå hem och upp till jobbet imorgon. Suck, a men man lär ju testa. Till att börja med är den nog för kall. Den här funkar säkert bäst i snudd på rumstemp. Får känslan av att den här har lagrats på något vitvinsfat även om info på flaskan säger annat. Både beskan och sötman är hög. Får avsluta kvällen.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1065) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle at home. The colour is clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, pine apple, oak, alcohol and liqueur. Powerful and sweet flavour as well with the addition of vanilla, alcohol and more caramel. Reminiscent of creme brulee. Slick and sticky mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. Powerful, sweet but balanced. A real dessert beer.


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