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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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3/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at Københavnske Øldage 2006. X Barley Wine is Big Bad’s big brother........ ;-)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1481) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours hazy amber with low off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel malt, muscovado, honey. Taste is sweet and sweet, very big and bold, with only a light balancing malt bitter. Creamy, thick body with flat carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1106) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Pours foggy amber w low yellow head Aromas of regular english yeast and malts. Hints of fruityness Exploding sweetness with nice biter ending ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
Nose is caramel, figs, dates, raisins, tropical fruits. Taste is very sweet with raisins, caramel, figs, dates. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2008
Draught at Kobehavnske Oldage, May 2006. Orange/ginger colour. This is a big beer in every way. I would expect nothing else from Mikkeller. But it is not one of my favourite Mikkeller brews. Big whack of fruity hops in the aroma, leading to a very bitter and sharp hoppy character in the flavour. The malts come through very strongly also but it is rather sweet and accompanied by a powerful alcohol burn on the finish. Lots in here but I didn’t think the elements combined perfectly and I found the overall effect rather brash, even very slightly crude. Still pretty good, but not great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Orange beer with a lasting tan head. Fruity aroma - dried fruits, some hops, some roses, some wine. Relatively bitter flavour with some alcohol. Overwhelming full body, and a long lasting aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (779) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
Reddish with a light beige head. Sweet aroma with alcohol, figs, raisin (hell) and caramel. Flavour is sweet and powerful with fruit and raisins. Great beer once again from Mikkeller.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
Draught@Københavnske Øldage. These guys are definitely doing some great stuff with beer, there is no doubt about that. This was heavy and sweet, very sweet. Loads of sticky sweet, piney(pine needles), grapefruity characters, with some caramelly malt notes. Warming alcohol in the finish. Upon reflection, my rating may be a little harsh, but at the time i thought this was a little too much for me, and, yes, perhaps its not my favourite style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Pours an amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet and lovely hoppy aroma. Sweet malty flavor with lots of hops and dark fruits. Has a long dry warming finish. A lvely barley wine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
On tap at Ølbaren. Dark amber (reddish) in colour with a large off-white head. Looks very good. Hoppy with a nice sweetness. Also a very nice dryness. Notes dark fruit, spices and maybe a hint of pine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
Keg @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 20 May 2006
First public glass from the cask! Big wonderful cheesey and hoppy aroma with dark fruits thrown in. Like rum raisins. Sweet, bitter, some acidness - just like it should be. Long nice clean ande warming aftertaste.


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