Big Worst - Mikkeller ApS
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4/5 rDev +7.2%
A: Nice orange/red color with little lacing on glass.
S: Big Pine Citrus smells with hint of alcohol nice malty backbone
T: You can not taste the alcohol as much as I was expecting. Very sweet Hop, fruits, and caramel finish.
M: Sticky sweet feel in mouth, a little bitter at front but sweetens once it hits back of throat. Nice warming feeling.
D: Overall a solid Barley wine, a little on the sweet side tho. Don't come in expecting a Hop Bomb on this one. Price tag makes it questionable on a return taste but worth a venture.
02-10-2011 02:50:24 | More by MiloHoP
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
A-Pours a clear amber with a thing ring of soft white bubbles. No lacing.
S-Clove, banana, Bubble Yum. I don't peg this as an 18.5%ABV from the nose.
T/M-Bubble gum sweetness, banana, Belgian candi sugar. Medium bodied, with a soft mouthfeel and a warming finish. Really, I am having a hard time believing the ABV on this one. The sweetness verges on cloying, but never quite gets there. More akin to an imperial pilsner or Eastern European export lager like Baltika 9 than a barleywine.
O-I'm confused. Not sure what to make of it. I guess I like it, but it doesn't strike me as being representative of its stated style.
04-09-2011 23:34:07 | More by DaveHS
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
A: Orange with a small, beige, head.
S: Citric notes, Caramel, Hint of alcohol and pine.
T: Caramel, Alcohol, Berries, Citric notes and some syrupy notes.
M: Low carbonation with massive sweetness that is held somewhat back by the massive amount of hops used. Way more balanced that i expected it to be.
I was very impressed by this brew. Even though it is quite sweet there has been an effort in trying to hold the sweetness in check by using alot of hops. This was a perfect nightcap.
04-25-2010 12:20:54 | More by baggio
3.95/5 rDev +5.9%
12.7 oz. of 18.5%. One should be enough. I have had this at 45F for about 6 months.
This pours a minimal head with a bright gold clear body. Not any lacing either.
Nose is alcohol and fruit: a mixture of pear, apple and apricot.
Taste is apricot and brandy. It might be coming across as brandy as this is seriously strong beer. It really warms your throat. It is somewhat numbing as you drink it. Pretty sweet and heavy but not a lot of carbonation. As it warms I notice more complexity such as malts with orange and caramel and it was more drinkable. This was worth a try, but even I have my limits; pretty boozy.
09-28-2011 01:24:06 | More by daledeee
3.93/5 rDev +5.4%
Thanks to the random sharer of this brew. How kind of you, unknown Mademoiselle...
A - It pours a $31-looking caramel-brown hue, with about $8 worth of head, and $3 of lace.
S - Lots of syrupy booze, barrel and rich caramel-toffee aromas. Some spicy citrus notes are present, too. Also candied apples.
T - Lots of barrel, big booze, apple-caramel, almost a hint of mulled spices, and still some spicy hops in the mix. This reminds me of Avery's The Beast Grand Cru, but not quite as good (IMO).
M - Big and sticky. About what I expected.
D - This brew has a price tag that would scare me off, especially since I really felt it to be similar to the merely expensive-and-not-ridiculously-expensive Beast Grand Cru.
07-18-2010 16:35:19 | More by ktrillionaire
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
Bottle from a friend.
Pours an opaque, very dark copper color with a surprising one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of sticky caramel malts with good amounts of citrus and lighter amounts of pine hops. As the beer warms the hops fade a bit and the malt aromas sweeten.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Deep caramel malt flavors that are certainly sweeter because of the high ABV kick things off. Light toffee and mild grapefruit and pine hop flavors come in midway through the sip and carry through to an ending that's equally bitter and sweet. There's a good deal of warming influence after the sip but the ABV is still very well hidden.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall I was impressed with the surprisingly large hop influence on such a big beer as well as the tempered alcohol influence. It's tough to make a beer with this high of an ABV drinkable and Mikkel did a nice job - worth a shot.
06-01-2010 06:25:58 | More by glid02
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Gold and clear with just a touch of head; lacing is surprisingly good
S: So boozy; so much alcohol with a touch of butter; lots of grains but God, this beer is boozy
T: So much booze--even a bit of smokey scotch flavors; this is grainy and it burns--wow, does it burn; boozy, buttery, grainy, and awesome
F: Decently carbonated; fairly creamy
O: Holy crap, this is a big, boozy beer, and I love it; I'm not sure what style this actually is but I love this boozy, grainy glass of awesomeness
06-04-2012 22:48:35 | More by dbossman
Big Worst from Mikkeller ApS
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