Big Worse (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS
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4.36/5 rDev +13%
A: Murky orange/brown with a brown head that quickly fades to a ring.
S: Not a ton of bourbon in the nose, but it's there with some dark fruit, citrus, vanilla and alcohol.
T: Taste is fruity with notes of vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon, and some alcohol, but more burn than flavor.
M: Astringent, but otherwise smooth and full bodied.
O: Really good, worth a try, at least once.
01-18-2014 18:40:39 | More by BierJager89
3.63/5 rDev -6%
A bottle purchased at Ales Unlimited in San Francisco.
I had wanted to try a Mikkeller brew, particularly this barleywine, and I can gladly say that I've finally done so.
Labled as an American barleywine, I guess it is though the bottle I had was not overly hoppy as most American barleywines are. There is a hop profile though but it's not overwhelming. Slightly sweet but not as sweet as some barleywine's I've had. Flavors more pronouned as it warms to room temperature -- raisins on the tongue along with maybe some brown sugar. Not my favorite barleywine but not bad. If I had room in my suitcase to drag more of these back to New Jersey, I would do so. This might improve nicely with a year or two in the cellar.
11-27-2012 03:19:35 | More by Odysseyalien
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
2011 vintage. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 8 oz snifter.
A- pours a dark copper with a 1 finger light tan head. Big waves and leopard spotting of lacing all over the glass.
S- sweet caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, butter, tobacco.
T- toasted malts, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, tobacco and leather.
M- full body and medium carbonation. Some syrup and has a slightly dry finish.
O- nice ba Barleywine. Fairly complex with nice bourbon, vanilla, tobacco, etc flavors.
10-21-2012 04:17:36 | More by kawilliams81
3.68/5 rDev -4.7%
A reddish amber pour with a small khaki head. Only minimal bourbon aroma, but some wood and vanilla notes are present. Sweet brown sugar and toffee, a little bit of fruit/citrus, and some alcohol. The flavor is a touch hot with bourbon and alcohol notes. A bit of oak and vanilla along with brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. A light citrus quality, mostly grapefruit peel.
08-07-2012 20:45:32 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured from a 375mL bottle into a brandy snifter. Uncorked, unlike its non-aged brother.
A: Decent head, murky-opaque dark red-brown.
S: Interesting. Some spice, some depth. Sweet, molasses malt.
T/M: Far better than the normal Big Worse (which was, admittedly, out of date). Loads of grapes, pleasant malt, and thick-sharp bourbon. Less sweet than Big Worse, but only relatively so. Still a damn sweet ale. Soft vanilla and the molasses character noted previously, but just enough carbonation to keep the stickiness at bay.
O: A great barleywine, the bourbon influence in which only shows up on the distant aftertaste and the decreased cloyingness of the base beer. Drinkable, pleasant, and recommended. Thanks Mikkel, for improving your disappointing initial effort.
06-11-2012 04:08:27 | More by AgentMunky
4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
A - Dark garnet, one finger off white creamy head, great lacing.
S - Apples, raisons, toffee, wood, candi sugar, light alcohol fumes.
T - Raisons, caramel, toffee, cocoa, oak, maple syrup, light bourbon, nutty maltiness.
M - Full bodied, moderate-low carbonation, slightly dry finish.
O - Another amazing offering from my favorite brewer, Mikkel!
4601011, $14.49, @ Honeygo Wine & Spirits
05-26-2012 21:14:00 | More by Rickythejeweler
4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured a dark copper with off white three finger head.
Smells of bourbon, oak, vanilla, candied sugar.
Beer tastes of candied sugar, oak and malts up front. Bourbon is present in the back end with a nice vanilla taste. I was worried this beer would be too sweet for me but it's very nicely balanced. This is a pretty big beer but goes down surprisingly smooth.
Mouthfeel is about right for a barleywine but I was expecting this to be on the heavier side. Overall this was not cheap (Mikkeller never is), but I'm glad I picked this up as I've had the red wine aged edition last year and wanted to compare the differences.
05-20-2012 02:25:37 | More by Tim460
Big Worse (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.