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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Big Bads big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Underwhelming. Lacks the thick oomph of great barley wines. Candy sugar nose. Very high alcohol but doesnt taste all that malty. Weirdly watery. Hugely bitter aftertaste. I"m not a fan of this.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrumpy369 (540) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle at hopaholic. Deep copper almost brown colour small white lacing. Nose is citrussy molasses. Taste is light bitterness, dried fruity molasses. Nice dried fruity barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (717) - HONG KONG - DEC 7, 2016
Pours brown with a thin cream head and light lacing. Malty aroma with notes of fruity and piney hops. Taste feels caramel malts, booze, pine, resin, biscuit. Dry finish. Well balanced barley wine, full bodied and tasty. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle shared with and care of Mike. Pours a brown color with a very tiny head and light lacing. Nose is candy sugar, pine, toast, fig, and caramel. Flavor is molasses pop, belgian fruit, hops, cherries, and sweet malt. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Nice barley wine

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1081) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Piana żłta, obfita i całkiem trwała. Barwa miedziano mahoniowa, opalizująca. Aromat średnio intensywny, słodki, likierowy - jest cukier kandyzowany, skrka pomarańczowa, keks, karmel, syrop klonowy, akacja, żywica... W smaku podobnie, dość słodkie, obok suszonych i kandyzowanych owocw, likieru i miodu jest wyraźna goryczka, iglaki, zest z grejpfruta. W posmaku lekka pikantność. Niskie wysycenie, oleista faktura, alkoholowe rozgrzewanie.
Fajny Barley Wine, faktycznie jest to amerykańska, bardziej chmielowa interpretacja, aczkolwiek faktura i aromat jednoznacznie wskazują, że nie jest to IIPA. Dla mnie odrobinę słabsze od To l - Mine Is Bigger Than Yours przez wzgląd na brak nutek czerwonych owocw...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (984) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2016
Mal wieder ein dicker Brummer aus der Mikkeller Schmiede. Roggig, wrzig, dunkelrotfruchtig, rosinig und sherryrumig....japadapadu...schwerwiegender Dufter, voll erdig britischer Empathie. Gerade der Trunk bringt dann auch noch viel brenzliges Lakritzflair. Garstig aber doch unwiderstehlich rund. Geschmacksexplosion par excellence. Mal wieder.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (946) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
12%ABV. Barleywine. Poured out brown and rusty. 28SRM. Nose is sweet ripe citrus. Fresh ripe valencia oranges. Alcoholic on the nose. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate is sweet with candy, malt sugar, waffles with maple syrup. Hops are bitter, herbaceous. Finish is medium bitter and with that residual sweetness of honey or syrup.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Pours a murky burgundy with minimal head. Aroma is a sweet malty mess. Notes of raisin, prune and toffee. Flavor is also extremely sweet with notes of toffee, raisin and dark fruit. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Dry finish. At 11 bucks a bottle and from Mikkeller was expecting so much more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2370) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Clear, dark amber with a white layer. Sweetish, malty, slightly oxidized and a bit boozy aroma of molasses, caramel, raisins and vanilla. Sweetish, quite malty and slightly oxidized taste of caramel, molasses, some coffee, a touch of raisins and some vanilla, followed by a long, slightly bitter, rather warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Okay, but very disappointing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (18034) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Malzig pappiger Geruch. Keine Karbonisierung. Wssrig getreidig malziger Antrunk. Erkennbarer Alkohol. Kurzzeitig wrzig, dann wieder wssrig. Belanglos. 7/8/7/6/9/6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3848) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to a snifter showing a hazed, mahogany color, with a modest layer of bubbly, tan foam, with both foamy & leggy spots on the glass. The nose was alcohol at the ready, dried fruit, chocolate, caramel sweetness, and subtle spice. Medium bodied, the taste was similar, with added notes of treacle, noticeable alcohol, some earthy bitterness, and carbonation that was low enough to flatten out the texture to a syrupy finish. Kind of dragged the total experience down.


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