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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours - To Øl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 09-20-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mendvicdog, Apr 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

sansho, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

ohtheguilt, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours with a small white head. Deep orange, slight haze. Some surface wisps.

Smell - Musty and a little bit of hops. A bucket of caramel. Slight fruitiness.

Taste - Lots of caramel. It has some hop presence and a little bit of must. A bit of apple-y flavor.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Kinda blah, but decent flavors.

Alieniloquium, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

Served in a snifter at Beer Market - Vernon Hills.

What better way to follow a beef barleywine than an even beefier barleywine? This stuff pours a hazy amber topped by a half-finger of glowing wan khaki foam. The nose comprises Italian bread, candied orange peel, light mandarin orange, and honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a light twinge of booze, thick caramel, and a more rye-leaning bread component. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid barleywine, but one that's more cudgel than rapier, unfortunately.

TMoney2591, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

A pinkish clouded brew, a non-descriptive colored head with small lacing but good curtains.

Glue, hops and resin.

Tasting sweet sherry, raisins, jelly bean shots.

Little carbonation, sticky with a thick body, not dry.

Soft, slightly boozy, very young. Wait a decade.

rarbring, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

atone315, Aug 17, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Iparedman, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of bobhits
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

I hope this is the right place for this review as at least on smell this isn't matching others even closely.

Pours a massive full sniffer of head with just a light pour. Dense opaque yet no floaters with a huge cap of cream head.

The nose is funky as hell. Horse blankets, hay, skunked hops....I'm thinking a crazy sasison farm house ale. A lot of alcohol here too.

Really sweet with some hints of medicinal alcohol notes that dry it out a bit. Hops are present with some rum dried hops perahaps?

Sharp and alcoholic without being good. This beer is dry when it should be creamy, sharp when it should be...it just isn't right here. More paint thinner than great barely win.

Mine is Bigger than yours is an interesting mix of elements. It smells really interesting, it has some hints of horse blanket and the flavor but mostly I get hops and over the top sugar with alcohol paint thinner effect. This isn't a bad beer but for us americans at 11 bucks for about a 12 oz pour...more is needed.

bobhits, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%

not about to call a beer of this magnitude easy drinking, but as monsterous English style barleywines go, this is about is drinkable as they come. it pours a rich burnt caramel color, with some yeast in suspension and a tall reddish tan head with good retention. I smell sweet toffee heavy English malts and a lot of alcohol. the flavor flashes sweet for awhile, like, white sugar sweet, but it dies back at the finish and lets some interesting bitterness come in. lots of dessert bread and cakey flavors, very holiday. this is an English style barleywine exactly, not one of those big hoppy heathens from the usa. I appreciate its use of restraint and subtlety, despite being so big. the alcohol sting is strong, and the buzz is intense. a good bottle to share no doubt. it has good carbonation for the style, and a predictably full body. finishes relatively clean for how sweet it starts. overall not my favorite offering from these guys, but their craftsmanship is confirmed. probably a must have for the barleywine fiend, a maybe for the rest of us.

StonedTrippin, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Beer-Ed, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of dubdrop
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dubdrop, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Jordantb313, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

Chico1985, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.93/5  rDev 0%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A surprisingly muted aroma of hops, malt, and caramel.

T: Like the smell, the taste was very underplayed. The hops were very much present, along with some caramel and malt in the finish. Not quite as hoppy as most barleywines, but it's a sufficient amount. A decent flavor.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A bit uneven in spots, but this is still a drinkable beer.

avalon07, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a rich mahogany, with atan 2 finger head. Laces well and overall is an attractive beer.

Aroma is rather sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts and even tinges of chocolate.

The taste echoes the sweetness, but with a bit of a burn from the alcohol. It's slight, and just enough to let you know it's a big beer. There's a nutty, toffee-like linger.

The body is fairly full bodied, with some creamy slickness too it.

It's a pretty nice barleywine. I'm presuming that this is an English as opposed to an American from the lack of hops.

EgadBananas, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +1.8%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Griffith, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Snellgg5, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

liamt07, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

craftbeerasian, Aug 19, 2014
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Mine Is Bigger Than Yours from To Øl
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