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style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 576   ABV: 19.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Lagret fire mneder p Bourbon fade. Danmarks hidtil strkeste ikke fryse destillerede l.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
I found a bottle of this back home after my first trip to Denmark and the Mikkeller bar got me into this craft beer malarkey. This is a heavy monster with lots of whisky, alcohol & caramel sweetness. Had to try it, not the most enjoyable beer I ever had, however, the after effects were excellent and it was certainly a memorable one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a hazy copper colour with not head after a minute or so. Aroma is majorly bourbon, some sweet toffee, and some fruity notes on the end. Flavours are bourbon up front and on the finish, in the middle is a sweet toffee followed by a warming alcohol. Pretty smooth for 19.1 abv!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a cloudy orangish brown with a small off white ring. Aroma of bourbon, wood, sweet candied toffee, booze and a hint of sweet dried fruit. Taste is a little bit of sweet toffee, dried fruits and then a huge kick of booze like sipping on bourbon. Booze is overwhelming but the beer is still drinkable it just sticks around too long and isnt as smooth as I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13395) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very vinius ofcourse. Heav bitter and light sweet flavor. Long intense moderate bitter fniish. Not that alcoholic. Creamy palate. Ok experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17058) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, candy sugar and quite a bit of alcohol. Warming and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ THE Barley Wine Tasting. Cheers to Leighton (I think) for bringing this to share. The pours deep orange brown with a small white head. The nose is peaches, spicy cinnamon, cocoa and runny toffee. The taste is big jammy berry, some hot mulled cider, toffee and more spice. Lightly woody finish. This didnt take on the heavy bourbon flavors as much as some of the other barley wines we tried. Unique. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1430) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
A-- Poured and settled a clear orange amber color. Thin layer of white film that lingers after starting off as a thick layer of foam. On swirling get some spotty lacing and very thick ABV legs. Does not look 19% besides the legs. S-- Soft oak, notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and stewed dark fruits. ABV comes in waves and gives more of a cognac presence as the bourbon is quite restrained. Fruits starting to dominate this. T-- Sweet and sticky at first. Mostly dark stewed fruits and brown sugar and caramel. Then ABV and bourbon with vanilla notes. Not as much of the wood as I thought there would be. M-- Really picks up as a barleywine in the mouth. Quite sweet and sticky. Strawberry being most dominant fruit. Waves of the ABV and heat do arrive in the mouth. Oak makes an appearance in the back of the mouth in a big way. goes from watery bourbon to full force bourbon and alcohol and then backs off to a barleywine with a sticky sweet vanilla, caramel, and fruit finish. Still very boozy. O-- A sipper and total nightcap on a cold night. Good BA treatment as it really shows off the base beer well and brings in the added dimensions of the barrel. Probably near peak. Nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The pour is a dark orange/amber color with a small head. Only a mild bourbon aroma with some maple syrup, brown sugar, and a hint of fruit. Definite heat and booziness, which is a bit harsh. The flavor has some malty sweetness of caramel and toffee, but the beer is just overwhelmed by the intense alcohol flavor and heat on the tongue. At least the naming is correct and worst is not as good as worse.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2936) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
Tried @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Caf.
Lightly spoken and almost still; an elixir in appearance all tawny copper and oily but with a reasonable and radiant clarity. Tickley, prickly, heady and spiced nose; there is no hiding the booze on this one. Medicinal, spruce, orangeblossom and salted caramel come log-a-heads with Serbias finest Grappa and Hungarys finest plum wine. Palate is just a mirror. Oily. Sherryish sweet, dried stonefruit shows, heavily spiced; gripping, sharp. Underlying phenolics of smoke, heather, rubber, and an edge of apricot and peach that might as well be subs in a play. A shadow of the Big Worst! (37,5cL, unknown date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16262) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottled 375ml (Beer Hunters, vintage 2010, BB 22/03/20)
Murky orange-brown color, small beige head. French goat cheese and oak in the nose. Full bodied, soft palate. Sweet sherry flavor. Fudge, vanilla and caramel. Winey dessert beer. Feels much less than almost 20 %.


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