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Mikkeller X Big Tony 2006/2013

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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 :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Copper to red color, hazy. Dense off white head with short retention. Aroma’s: sweet fruit/raisins, toffee/caramel, sweet malts, piney hops. Retronasal: sweet, toffee, a bit herbal & bitter. Flavor is sweet, caramel. Alcohol is well hidden, could have been 10% as well. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Long finish with flavors lingering, slightly dry, moderate bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of licorice and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of dextrose. Hoppy finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2006 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles. Very sweet flavour of malts, caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4656) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 On tap at Mikkeller. It pour a deep mahogany brown & had a malty caramel aroma. The mouthfeel was slick, almost oily while the flavor was boozy, sweet but counterbalanced by hops. I felt the nice sweetness wasn’t all that cloying. A good barley wine which would probably benefit from aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller. Brown-orange, lace. Big treacle, butterscotch, toffee nose, withborange, grass, nice hops. Sweet, orange, treacle, pine, lots ofmcreamy butterscotch. Nice hops, but too sweet. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
From tap, UK yeast. Dark malty and alcohol, toffee. Bitter, toffee and caramelish. Thick malty, toffee and caramelish. Warming alcohol. Overripe fruity, bitter, toffee and caramelish. Warming finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/11/2010 Total Score: 3.8
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn - thanks a lot Alex! Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is solid hops fruity and caramelish dense malty. Sweet malty, caramelish dark roasted with a distinct peachy, grapefruity and mild citric hops flavour. Warming caramelish alcohol finish. Nice lasting hops fruity note along with this. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours clear golden with a small golden head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and boozy with caramel, alcohol, cereal, oatmeal cookies, lemon zest, orange zest, wood, apples, butterscotch, sweet dark bread and hints of acetone. Taste is very sweet with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, oatmeal cookies, alcohol, wood, glue, lemon zest and hints of butterscotch. Mouthfeel is cloying, sticky sweet, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, lemon zest, alcohol, glue and hints of butterscotch. Not to my liking at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours clear red amber. Aroma si marzipan sweet almonds malty fruity. Flavor is as aroma raisins bitter tropical fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7924) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
(Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 11 July 2013) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with red fruit, blood orange, grapefruit and massive amounts of resinous, citric hops. A touch of alcohol shining through as well. Malty, fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, blood orange, resin, caramel and a powerful finish with a solid resinous, piney bitterness and a warming glow of alcohol. Full body, quite chewy, fairly sweet. The solid, sweetish malt character fairly well balances the impressive hop presence. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, caramel and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session III. Pours clear copper with a fine, creamy white head. Ripe, juicy citrus in the nose, sweet bready malts. Big sweet flavor with dry citrus rind, leaves, pine, grass, orange, caramel and bread. Full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warming finish with sticky sugars, marmalade, orange, grass, pine. Rich. A touch too bitter. Very decent.

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