Big Worse - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A-worked the tight cork for a while until it finally freed from the bottle...no pop, but the beer poured with a decent amount of bubbling. Poured a maple like brown into my oversized snifter but settled as a deep reddish brown in the glass. Head was gone quick and not much lacing, but a quick swirl of the glass brings the carbonation to life.
S-could smell her as soon as the bottle opened, sweet nutmeg fil the air. A closer snif from my glass revealed a deep nutmeg maple syrup richness. Smell is full but not cloying and has a bit of caramel in there. On the sweeter side, but pretty balanced for the style.
T-classic barleywine flavors with a bit of a heavy alcohol taste. A tad bitter, and none of the hop presence that I had expected. Alc is a bit too upfront for me. Nutmeg maple syrup much like the nose but with a touch of bitterness and alc taste with a taste of plum and raisin as well.
M/D-seems to have a heavy alcohol bite. Classic barleywine thickness but not all that lively in my mouth. A touch bitter and no tingle. Mikkeller beers tend to be very hit or miss for me. This one kind of falls in the middle. All in all an interesting take on the style...bit heavy on the alc flavor but it doesn't ruin the beer. Worth a try for the fans of Mikkeller and the fans of the style.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2010 01:00:42 | More by cosmicevan
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3.96/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- Cloudy amber pour, head is non existent.
S- Watery malt, sweet, very boozy!
T- This is sweet on the way in, and hot on the way down. Molasses overshadows caramel malts with a warm boozey finish.
M-Thick and sticky, no carbonation whatsoever.
O-By far the highest abv I've seen in a barleywine; this brew is a one hitter quitter! I love everything Mikkeller does...brilliance in brewing!
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 23:33:04 | More by Nostrajonus
Big Worse from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.