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Mikkeller X Big Tony 2006/2013

 (RETIRED)
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95
76
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 :-)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2209) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 19 May 2006
Very, very sweet. Soapy bitterness. Tannines and old wet fur wood. Enormous bitterness in aftertaste. And sweet. OTT.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with hops and pine needles. Swet malty flavor with hints of caramel and hops. Sweet malty and very bitter aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Unclear amber colour with a little head. Lovely balance of sweet caramel and fruitness from the hops. Extremely flavour of sweetness, caramel, alcohol and hoppieness. Sweet and bitter finish. A Fantastic and thick tasty wonderfull beer. I LOVE IT. PLEASE BREW IT AGAIN!!!!!!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Heavy, cloudy, muddy. Minimal head which is no surprise when you consider that it has well over 10 % of alcohol. Aromas of alcoholic hop concentrate (if such thing exists). Full bodied, sweet malt finished with dry alcohol. Sticky texture. Very, very strong ale. Try once. Over the top but if you like numbers sure go ahead.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a small off-white head. Hops and more hops in the aroma and then some, and then some fruits and malt some where behind the hops. Sweet bitter dry hoppy taste, almost like a dessert wine, just hoppy as hell. Full body with a sweet bitter dry hop finish. More please!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2006
Murky orange colour with a small off white head. Malty and toffee sweet aroma with a solid hoppy fruity note and a hints of wood and alcohol. Malty and caramel sweet flavor with a vague tobacco note and a balanced hoppy fruityness. Light dry and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2006
Dirty orange-amber with oily concistancy and with no head. Aroma is sweet, refreshing hoppy and fresh herby at the same time. First the sweet aspects. Loads of honey, cane sugars, butter caramels and the aroma of a hot steel pan with caramelized apples deglazed with Calvados hors d’age. Afther all that sweetness, the more herbal and hop bitters are comming up. It brings freshness and complexety in this very rich brew. The overpowering sweetness gets counter-balance with the crispyness of hugh load of hops used in this extreem brew. The taste is sweet, hot, rich and smooth. It has this heavey sirupy concistancy of all those rich sugars and the hugh extraction of the wort. The nice touch of vegetal bitters, herbs, mint and truckloads of hops are bringing this hugh bastard back on track. (sorry Tony, nothing personal) Anyway, this is a hugh beer, to enjoy is small portions.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Bottle. Sweet, with a full on hop sap stickyness and the lots of warming alcohol (not raw alcohol, but strong alcohol). Stewed plums, sweet sticky lychee and then grapefruit. Intense piney hops. Probably a little bit too much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Hazy amber colour with a thin head. Sweet, sugary, alcoholic nose with hints of hops. Sugary, alcoholic, citric flavour. Flowery finish.


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