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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours - To Øl

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very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 22
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4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
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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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Copper-colored body, very thick, creamy, light tan head; some yeast sediment bouncing around with the carbonation. Malt and molasses nose; caramel; faint esters. Bold caramel flavor with just a pinch of alcohol heat in the background; moderately bitter finish. Thick, chewy mouthfeel; smooth with a heavy creaminess.

Oh, yeah! A very big, mouth-pleasing beer. Powerful malt foreground, well-balanced, with just the right amount of hop bitterness and keeping the alcohol factor well-tamed without completely hiding its presence.

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Firestone Walker snifter. Pours a hazy medium orange amber with a one finger light khaki head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma is classic English barleywine; caramel malt, dark fresh and dried fruit, slightly oxidized and earthy. Flavor is caramel malt with a hint of tartness, plums and other dark dried fruit, mildly earthy and with a pleasantly surprisiing moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with some good creaminess. Starts as a classic English style barleywine profile of dried fruit and caramel malt, but finishes with a refreshing light hoppiness (European flavor profile hops) and a mild, fitting light earthiness. Flavors are well integrated. Very tasty and with a good flavor progression. I'd add this to my barleywine rotation, except it seems to be very irregularly found on the market.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy ruby-red with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel and caramelized malts, brown sugar, some dark fruit, and grassy hops, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet caramel and caramelized malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, grassy hops, a bit of resiny bitterness, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, lightly bitter, warming finish.

D - Nice malty barleywine.

Photo of DIM
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm a sucker for b-wines I haven't tried yet, so I went ahead and bought this despite the name.

a: This was a slightly hazy cherry iced tea color. It poured with a medium sized off white head that's faded to spotty lace.

s: Boozy raisins and caramel with some faded grassy hops.

t: There is no date to be found, but this tastes like it may have been on the shelf for a while. I mean that in a good way. Sweet up front with brown sugar, grapes, and raisins. The finish brings a sweet booziness and a fairly potent hoppy tingle. A strong, charred toffee lingers with a positive sort of abrasiveness.

m: Big and chewy with soft carbonation.

o: As pricey as this was, I can't say I regret the purchase. An excellent beer like this deserves a better name.

Photo of Jeffo
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one online a while back. Thanks again for the tip Pim!

From a 37,5cl bottle into a snifter
Best by 26 March 2024

APPEARANCE: Pours a larger, three finger, fluffy, off-white head with great retention. Creamy and frothy head slowly fades to a good wisp and leaves some foamy lacing down the glass. Clear rust orange in color with no carbonation evident. Slight wisp and ring remain leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: Fruity nose with green apples and pears, some funky barnyard aromas, hay, notes of lemon and a touch acidic.

TASTE: Fruit up front, with green apples, pears, some sweet grainy notes, toffee, notes of hay and some funky stuff, then a bold and lasting finish of more green fruit, dried apricot, some light barnyard flavors, lemon, citrus, some toffee sweetness and a touch of grassy hop bitterness as balance. Oats are there as well, as are red fruits as it lingers on the palate. No real alcohol presence. Certainly flavorful and interesting for sure.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Super silky smooth on the palate, really creamy, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A touch of heat at the back. The oats make this really, really silky smooth. Really nice.

OVERALL: This was a beauty. The aroma and flavor profile had an unexpected funky characteristic, but it seemed to work out well here. The feel was excellent, with the oats making this a wonderfully silky and creamy experience. Only a little more weight would have made this perfect. All in all, an excellent beer that I very much enjoyed. Another impressive To Ol brew. Cheers!

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours an orange/brown color with about an inch light tan head that sticks around a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied/dried fruit, and some light citrusy and grassy hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, brown sugar, candied fruit, grapes, toffee, and a bit of grassy hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little syrupy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew, I liked it. It's pricey at $10.99 a bottle, but still worth a try at that price.

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle 12,5% Abv.
Served chilled in a snifter
Reviewed from rather old notes.

Appearance: The beer appears a medium red-brown in the glass, with a back light revealing a fantastic bright amber-red colour. A rough pour yields a massive, creamy off-white head that lasts fantastically well for the Abv. and leaves rings of thick lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Wow, the nose is far hoppier than I expected - notes of candied citrus peel, grapefruit, sweet orange, orange blossom honey and ripe pineapple indicate that the hopping levels are certainly that of an American barleywine. Other notes include: Caramel, toasted malt, golden raisins, golden syrup and a little brown sugar.

Taste: The flavour is quite sweet upfront, with notes of caramel, toffee, toasted malt and orange blossom honey, but begins to shift towards hoppier notes (candied citrus peel, a hint of resin and a light tropical fruity note) in the middle of the mouth. The finish is quite dry and fairly bitter for a barleywine. There is very little trace of the 12,5% in the flavour and hence dangerously drinkable.

Mouthfeel: The body is just shy of full and slightly sticky and the carbonation is of a medium level and fantastically smooth – this is ridiculously drinkable for 12,5%.

Overall: Mine is bigger than yours is a pretty solid barley wine and one I would love to have again, however I have some trouble with this being listed as an English Barleywine! The malt and citric hop profile are far more in line with the American version of the style than the English.

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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep brown body with a thin bubblish light tan meniscus of foam. There is a gentle carbonation that pops to the surface.

S- The woody malt aroma has some white grape skin notes in the finish.

T- The spicy hops blend with a dry woody caramel flavor and a fruity grape note grows and takes on a slight gummi bear quality as it opens. The grape fruity flavor lingers on in the after taste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth when it opens and a soft fizz prick

O- This is an interesting blend of malt and grapes and it balances both nicely. There is not a rich luscious barleywine flavor but nice flavor.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours from To Øl
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