Big Worse (Bourbon Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

Big Worse (Bourbon Edition)Big Worse (Bourbon Edition)
BA SCORE
73.8%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 65 ratings
Big Worse (Bourbon Edition)Big Worse (Bourbon Edition)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Aged for 8 months in Bourbon barrels.

Added by vfgccp on 02-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
65
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
16.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this for quite some time as well.

Pours a large thick frothy 1/2 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice lacing too, long legs, darker but semi clear sediment laden ruby color.

Nose nice sweet malts, toffee caramel, aged softened toasted biscuity toffee malts, plenty of toasted reddish malt, candy syrup, hints of tree fruits, candied fig, date, etc, a touch of bourbon in the background.

Taste brings sweet candy again, toffee, caramel, a little candy syrup, chewy caramel almost nougat, thick rich date syrup, a little soft aged malt, tree fruits, candied fig paste, etc, a little booze warmth and tingle, mild ester profile, into a smooth rich bourbon juice, a little vanilla, nice candy in general but not super sweet. Finish is a bit boozy, lingering candied fruits, vanilla fig paste, bourbon barrel juice, and a hint of bitterness.

Mouth is fuller bod, thick almost syrupy but smooth chewy, nice carb, some hot booze.

Overall really nice, the age brings soft aged malts, but booze still fairly strong, nice bourbon still, nice malt profile, enjoyable sipper for sure.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes L: Deep chestnut with a little haze under a nicely textured, fluffy, multi-sized bubbled 2” foam collar that quickly dissipates down to ¼”.
S: Bourbon, dried fruit and alcohol aromas.
T: Very rich and malty with dark sugar flavors backed by a solid hop finish. Seasoned with dark dried fruit, bourbon and vanilla.
F: Creamy, warming, full body, medium carbonation.
O: A big bold barleywine nicely seasoned with bourbon.

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of luspher
4.72/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Kaizoku
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Boonemobile
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jslay013
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vinny21bal
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of BierJager89
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of megamass
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jkane101
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of gordavidson
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Big Worse (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 73.8% out of 100 with 65 ratings
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