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Mikkeller X Big Tony 2006/2013

 (RETIRED)
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94
71
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
1/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at Københavnske Øldage 2006. X Big Tony is a tribute to Tony - a great guy, a big fan of Mikkeller and a regular at Ølbutikken. This IIIPA is a true mad man!! At alc. 15% vol. and 500+ IBU’s (!!!) it simply doesn’t get any bigger than this....! Cheers Tony :-)


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Cloudy amber with an off-white head. Fruit aromas, melon, dried fruits. Sweet flavour with an elegant port-like alcohol, and a big hops explosion.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
(660ml bottle) Strong orange hoppy nose. Very candied orange flavour with a licorice, bubblegum base. This is far too boozy for a IIPA.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
Muddy, no head. Big ass malt nose. Chewy, with light candyish notes. Very sweet with hints of candy and earth. Fairly yeasty, too. A bit aimless.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013
2013-11-19, draught at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Muddy dark amber color with creamy beige head. It has that naive aroma of the old times, hoppy, smelly, cheesy, grassy, sweaty; a bit homebrew, but it’s nice and expected. Full bodied, well carbonated, smooth; it has a smash-in-the-face pure just extracted malt sweetness; very strong bitterness, which is in balance with the rest; the alcohol doesn’t even feel as if it’s up there; it has a fruity character too somehow, and an impression of nuts.
A Barley Wine as I want it (apart from the Thomas Hardy’s style which is another thing). Thanks Mikkel for reviving this one!

2010-01-11, bottle, 4 years old, 7-5-9-5-18=44
Nice amber color, just hazy even after shaking the bottle a lot; flat. Nice aroma, malty, mild compared to what it used to be. Strong body, very sweet malt flavor but not syrupy or sticky, thanks to the alcohol content too; there is sweet caramel and a nice sweet nutty side; it has a strong bitterness, the hop is well balanced, not much aromatic but still quite resinly and oily, with traces of Alpine herbs (and digestive liquors). The alcohol warms the mouth but it’s not burning at all. Still very good.

2006-05-20, bottle, fresh, 9-4-10-5-19=47
Cloudy amber color. Aroma of green hops, light fudge, fruity. Oily mouthfeel, sweet flavor, extremely hopped, fruity, light resins, almost no alcohol perception, fruity freshness. The Porto wine of beers. Incredibly dangerous. What a beer guys!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2006
(on tap) there is a band called Disneyland After Dark and they made a number called "Overmuch". Cheers guys, thank you for doing this. All the best for the most inventive brewery in DK

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Thanks to sk8viking for this beer. This pours a murky orange/brown with virtually no head. The aroma is sweet; the flavor is sweet of molasses and brown sugar. This tastes more like a barleywine than a IIPA, but it’s a good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
Bottle, Københavnske Øldage 2006.Dark orange and hazy. Apricoty sweet aroma. Enormous sweetness balanced by a huge hop punch. Perhaps a little too much of everything, but makes a nice digestif. Alcoholic nose.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2220) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Orange-brown in colour, very small quickly dissipating white head, no lace. The aroma is of intense hops, lots of oranges, lemons, pine-cones, very sugary sweet, light alcohol. The flavour is very sweet, lots of citric and floral hops, not as much alcohol as you would think. Intensely bitter mouthfeel, huge body, high carbonation. Finishes very long, very hoppy, very sweet. This is quite hot, rich and sweet but I loved every sip of this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2006
Bottled at Cph Beerfestival. Hazy, deep copper-colored beer with no carbonation and no head. Lots of hops and pinecones in the nose, as well as some alcohol and citrus. Very sweet flavor, that doesn’t feel sticky in the mouth. Full bodied and with some light citrus flavors as well. It ends with a stinging bitterness. Interesting, but too sweet. Could go as a night cap, though. (060519)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish-orange body with a small bubbly white head. The aroma is big and resinous, bready, and there is loads of caramel sweetness. Very, very sweet flavour that lingers on the lips and there is certainly a lot of hop concentration here. Alcohol is in full force and I think this is just too sweet. I’m thankful that I was able to try it and it was very interesting but not really up my alley for the most part. Sampled at the Københavnske Øldage 2006 on May 20, 2006.


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