Big Worse tasting notes
Mikkeller Big Worse is both thick and sweet and is the perfect beer for desserts. The concept behind Big Worse was to make a simple yet heavy barley wine—like its 'smaller brother' test brew Big Bad Barley Wine. Very thick hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. A rich and fresh nose with various fruits, caramel, nuts—especially almond. Not harsh, sophisticated. Caramel from the candy sugars and malt permeate this brew. Sweet and very rich taste in malts, thick syrup like drink. Starts with high alcohol and some tarty caracter but just for a few seconds before the full pleasent bitter mouthfeel rules the feel. Finishes with a sweet dessert caracter, well balanced with the bitter tone. The candy sugars reminds of Belgian Quadrupels. The body is rich and dense. Amazing beer for celebration times.
Barley Wine is an American reinterpretation of classic English Barley Wine. Color ranges from light amber to medium copper, and aromas are quite hoppy, with floral notes of American hops. Taste is ballance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness, but the ballance is always towards bitter, with a strong alcoholic character. It is less hoppy and sweeter than an Imperial IPA.