Big Worster St. Emillion BA | Mikkeller ApS

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4.13 w/ 2 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jah_Json on 04-21-2014

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Photo of amano_h
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Mikkeller Bar Seoul

L: Hazy golden-ish hue, with very little to no head retention. If you dumped this into an Aunt Jemima's bottle I'd be fooled.

S: Initial whiffs of sweet and malty caramel, followed by faint notes of oak and dried hay. The salicylate (red fruit ester) from the St. Emillion is also present but not in the pronounced manner that I'd hoped it would. No hops to be found anywhere, but then again that's expected from a barrel-aged Barleywine. Still, a good smelling beer all around.

T: The word "Aunt Jemima's syrup" comes to mind. Very malty and sweet initially, but the sweetness recedes as it travels further down your alveolar palate. Looking for red fruit, but hard to pick up on the palate; hints of black pepper/spice, with a slightly boozy finish.

F: Not as viscous as lets on, but still definitely a leggy (to borrow wine terminology) brew. Despite having that boozy finish, doesn't sit heavy on your throat/burn it quite like other 18~20% BA stouts do.

O: I'm under the suspicion that this beer was produced with the Asian market (Mikkeller Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, etc.) because St. Emillion is wildly popular in the "premium wine" guzzling countries on this continent. Whereas it doesn't seem to vacillate too much from the other BA Big Worster offerings, fans of the actual wine may feel a little disappointed that the "ripest red wine in Bordeaux" isn't prominent enough to make a huge impact against the sweet malty character.

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Big Worster St. Emillion BA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 0 out of 100 with 2 ratings
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