Mikkeller X Big Tony 2006/2013

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

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

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3.8
fonefan (49426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013
Bottle 500ml.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn & yespr ]. Clear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange, mandarin, overripped fruit, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, a peppery - alcohol warm finish. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100111]
7-3-8-4-16

Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Stefansgade 35, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.

[ As Mikkeller Big Tony 2 ].
Unclear matt medium amber color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oxidide, sweet malt, dried fruit, alcohol - buzzy. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long duration, dried fruit, malt, buzzy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130914]
7-3-8-4-16

3.7
yespr (45508) - 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.

3.6
Ungstrup (37676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
Draft as Big Tony 2. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, alcohol, caramel, and candy sugar, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/3/2006 Total Score: 4.3
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 6800] A hazy amber beer with bubbly off-white head. The aroma is sweet with a complex combination of fruit, hops, grass, grapefruit, and pine needles. The flavor is a crazy explosion in the mouth - but in the good sense. It is very sweet, but in a nice juice way and not sticky as very sweet beers usually get - the sweetness is acompanied by strong hoppy notes with citrus, grapefruit, and alfa acids. Soon the alcohol makes it presence known, though in a very subtle way - especially taken the 15% ABV into account, it is more like a warming sensation on the tongue and the palate, but a very discrete one. The end is dry, sweet, and bitter - with the hops and the alcohol mixing in perfect harmony. The mouthfeel is silky soft, but the big body is felt.

3.7
joergen (28177) - 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.

3.8
anders37 (26657) - 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.

2.9
omhper (25155) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
[Bottled at Købehavnske Øldage] Hazy amber, no head. Strong aroma of sweaty grapefruit. Extremely sweet - an explosion of hops and sugar. massively full bodied. The soft malt backs the enormous hop contents. Still sugar and saccharine takes over, creating an inky finish. Similar to Dogfish Head 120 Minutes, which is not a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

3.2
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a hazy, dark amber with almost no head. Fat, hoppy nose - what I usually call a hop soup. Full, heavy body with an extreme sweetness - a sweetness not even the huge body can sustain. Appears as if the yeast died before it could chew all the sugars. High level of caramel flavours while the extreme bitterness is almost completely hidden below the sweetness. Not in balance in my humble opinion. 190506

3.7
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
4th May 2013
CBC. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Quite a light palate, crisp and dry. Thin and sweet malts. Good skunky hops with bitter pine. Finishes dry with the malt getting even sweeter and the pine hops becoming spicy. Full on!

3.7
Leighton (21296) - 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.

3.8
Rasmus40 (20901) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma i ssweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. 040513


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