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Mikkeller Black Tie

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
English: It is a real "man’s beer" with lots of tar, smoke, burnt malt – aged in scotch whisky barrels. It has quite a bit of smoked and roasted malts, honey is just 3%.

dfhhead25's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Aroma- chocolate, licorice, honey, molasses, char, whiskey Appearance- pitch black with a nice tan head, crazy alcohol presence Taste- honey sweetness upfront, followed by char, dark chocolate, slight hop presence, whiskey barrel, more char, bittersweet finish Palate- very full bodied, nice carbonation, super slick mouthfeel Overall- This one came completely out of left field. It cost me a good bit and was well worth it. This is one of the best beers that I’ve ever had. Extremely well blended and everything that I love in a massive impy, this beer ranks up there with the best of them IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Karamelliger Geruch, etwas Rauch. Im Antrunk trocken, Honig, etwas holzig. Rund würzig, rauchige Nuancen. Langer vollmundiger Nachhall. 10/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (2264) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.5 l bottle. Pitch black with a brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, vanilla and some licorice. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla and hazelnut, followed by a medium long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17290) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
50cl bottle. Fast schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß schokoladig malzig, Lakritze. Geschmack schokoladig, Lakritze, trocken, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8023) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting, Thanks to Abemorsten. Brewed in 2009. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of dark roasty malts, coffee. Taste is lovely dark malts, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, tar and liquorice , dark red fruits, some weak alcohol burn at finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2015
Delt 0,5 l flaske på RBHD-treff desember-15.Svart kropp med et fingertykt tett brunt skum. Røykt honning, aske og et hint av klor. Tobakk, lær, kaffi, lakris, propolis. Tørr. Full kropp og lang ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Thanks Darrell! Black body with a beige head that coats the glass in sticky lacing. Aromas of oak, scotch, chocolate. Scotch dominates the aroma and flavor, finishing with a tannic note. A hint of vanilla with lots of wood. Honey comes in mid to late palate, offering a sweetness that nicely counters the oaky nature of the beer. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle, a nice one, BB 180514. Pours pitch vinous black with awesome tan mocha head, ever lasting. Aroma has honest, bourbon, heather, sweet leather, yam, oak, dry wood, malt, toast, raisins, smoke, peat, char and tar. Taste is peat, char, sweet port, liquor, dark fruits, malts, burnt sugar and malts, mead, hard roast. Some sherry acidity, spicy heather honest. The comes the all dry tar smoky peaty oak. Long roasty smoky finish. Sticky body with low carbonation. Slight warming and vanilla spice. So dry! some alcohol, liquorice root, figs in booze, whisky character in finish. Shame with the light body due to the age. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1260) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
(500ml bottle brewed 2009 and BB 2014, @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 9 2015) Pours pitch black with a decent pale tan head. Aroma is wet potting soil and vermiculite up top, below is sweet dark honey, herbal, maybe some wild berries, molasses, light roast, hints of scotch. Flavour is sweet honey and toffee, dark malt, heather?, some wood, whiskey and peat. Dry, peaty, musty finish. Full intense body with soft carbonation. Wow, totally different than imp stouts I’m used to, from Mikkeller or otherwise. Love the combination of scotch/herbal/roasty characters. Very complex, can’t explain it well, love to sip it and think though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a nice one finger brown head. Aroma of honey, chocolate, smoke, roasted malts, whisky and peat. Flavor was lightly sweet with chocolate, honey, black coffee, smoke, peat, oak, whisky and vanilla. creamy smooth texture, full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Botlle. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty smokey tones. malt, coffee, wood, licorice and hops. Full body with a long bitter / burnt finish.

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