Mine Is Bigger Than Yours - To Øl

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88
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-20-2012)
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Photo of cjgator3
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mine is bigger than yours, name says it all. This is a big ass beer that demands your attention.

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter from a growler...and a rather pricey one at that!
This fine barley wine pours a thick hazy orange with a light dissipating head that leaves a light foam ring and decent lacing. Nose of rich caramel malts, brown sugar, light spicy hops, and some light fruit aromas of peaches. Flavors are buttery and rich. Deep caramel malts and brown sugars come to the front, spicy hops hit the sides and back. Rich and layered. Hops keep this one in check without being overly bitter and a fine cascade of flavors that hides the alcohol very well. Quaffable with caution. Awesome.

Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy caramel in color and has a light amount of carbonation visible from the bubbles rising near the edge of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and toffee are preset in the nose—these strengthen to medium intensity as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some additional hints of brown sugar, but only has slight bits of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible, but there's just enough to mask out just about all of the malty sweetness. Any traces of alcohol are also very well hidden from the taste.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is deceptively drinkable for 12.5% abv as you don't get any of the alcohol in the taste, but it has enough interesting flavors and warming to be a beer you could sip and savor next to a fire on a cold winter night.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

375ml poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy maroon color with a thick beige head. Good retention as a thin cap and thick ring, bits of lace left.

Smell - Dark caramel, toffee malts, raisin, some chocolate; light citrus hoppage and some alcohol come out more with warmth. Good, okay strength.

Taste - Pretty nice and balanced, not overly sweet or hoppy whatsoever. Dark caramel/molasses/dark fruit/chocolate malt combo. A little more hop presence (citrus/pine) than the scent but still on the lighter side. Not too much alcohol here either.

Mouthfeel - Great mouthfeel, hefty but well-carbonated, nicely hidden alcohol for 12.5%, hop bitterness at a nice level.

Overall - Kind of a run-of-the-mill barleywine flavor-wise, but definitely solid and way more drinkable and balanced than expected. Drank it solo without much trouble.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mverity
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a large snifter. Deep hazy amber brown with about an inch and a half of cream-tan head. Head held well and formed a nice thin layer on top and a hick collar. Phenomenal lacing. Aroma is really toasty/bready, some good sweet caramel, and earthy/woody hop. Taste is somehow inverted from the aroma, British hops, caramel and then the toast at the end; but the aftertaste turns back into the caramel sweetness. Good body: medium to almost full. Medium-low carbonation.

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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours from To Øl
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.