Mikkeller’s Red Wine barrel aged Big Worse Barleywine has arrived stateside. With this edition, Mikkeller has 4 “Big Worse” barleywine editions. The biggest in the series is “Big WorsT” a massive 19.2% abv barleywine. Slightly smaller, yet still big is “Big Worse” weighing in at 12.8% . Then come the barrel aged editions. Bourbon Big Worse, and now Red Wine Big Worse Barleywine.
Big Worse Description:
Big Worse is the long awaited big brother of the small test brew Big Bad Barley Wine. The idea behind Big Worse is still to make a simple yet heavy barley wine – just like it’s smaller brother. But this time both the alcohol and bitterness has been pumped up! Big Worse is both thick and sweet and is the perfect beer for desserts. Enjoy it now or keep it for many years. Best stored dark and at cellar temperature.
Style: Barleywine, aged in Red Wine barrels
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Centennial
Malts: Pils, caramunich
Yeast: Ale yeast
Adjuncts: Candi sugar
Taste Expectations: Sweet fruit, oak notes, vanilla, & tannins from the wine. Boozy, candi sugar, w/ red wine finish.
Availability: 375 ML bottles, capped. Less than 200 cases shipped to U.S.