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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The strongest beer in Scandinavia. This imperial stout is the craziest, wildest, strongest beer from Mikkeller to this date. Not for sissies.......! Sample it fresh or store it for many many years to come!
Ingredients : Water, malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade, ale yeast and champagne yeast.


Chuckaduck's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Pours black with a graham cracker head. Aroma is vanilla, solvent, herbs, spice, and something nice that I can’t quite place. Taste is dark fruit, very hoppy and malty, incredibly complex with loads of coffee; coffee for days. Super strong and incredibly delicious and drinkable. An absolutely excellent stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1332) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Nottingham., but been stored for a few months. Deep black beer with a thick foamy tan head. Surprisingly fruity aroma, get the alcohol too, taste is sweet, with a butter finish. Lots of coffee, and roasted malts in the flavour. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (381) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
2015/02/23 - Pours jet black with a creamy, tan head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is vanilla, tobacco, dark fruits, molasses, roasted malt and booze. Taste starts sweet with cocoa, molasses and dark fruits, transitions to toasted, tobacco, smokey notes and finishes bitter and boozy. Finish becomes sweeter as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and silky with low to average carbonation and a dry, warming finish. Glad I tried this one. The finish was a little harsher than I had expected and I would like to see if this mellows with age. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1185) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2015
I usually scroll past this beer, but the price was lowered (close out beer) to $13. Strong aroma of dried fruit, molasses, tobacco. Flavor of rum, vanilla, dried fruit sweetness (think raisin), green pepper, a little soy though not as much as I was expecting. Quite complex and the sweetness does cut some off some of the alcohol bite. Certainly a sipper and warming as it goes down. A little rough on the palate. But I do feel some enjoyment. I was expecting something similar to triple bock, but I think this is better. Probably won’t be buying any more, but glad to try this once.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerconnaiseur (155) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2015
Coffee bomb aroma, espresso, malts’ promising. Mouthfeel has a very sharp bitter hop finish which is too prevalent and even overwhelming. The older batches were more balanced. A true let down.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
2015-02-06. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is boozy, modest roast with a tangy almost savoury quality to it. Flavour is fairly bitter, dry and roasty, light fruit lingering bitterness and warming alcohol. Tangy savoury fruit meets soy sauce notes. Touches of chocolate fruit. Average plus to medium bodied palate, light carbonation. Decent but disappointing. Bottle from the LCBO shared by mds.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (72) - POLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Pours pitch black with a nice tan head that surprisingly fades really quickly. The aroma is, in fact, a bit disappointing. Some chocolate, some coffee, a hint of pleasant alcohol. As it gets warmer it intensifies but mostly on the alcoholic side. The taste, however, is a completely different story. First a really strong punch of chocolate spreads on the palate, then comes the bitterness mixed with roasted notes, chocolate, coffee. The aftertaste is coffe, coffe, coffe. Alcohol is present, but in a very good way. It is not the complexity that makes the beer unique as the beer is not complex at all. It is the level of flavours that will not make you forget it. Were the aroma better...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fellebag (1001) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
375ml bottle. Brown head, dark brown color. Aroma is coffee, leather, old berries, barn, smoked ham. Taste is very sweet. Of cakes, liqueur, cherries.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
0,375L bottle (from bierkompass.de). Pours black with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, some sourness, berries, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, roast, malt, alcohol, licorice, and berries. Finish is long roast bitter. Overall: good, but too boozy. The alcohol isn’t the nasty kind, but some 15-16% ABV brews cover alcohol a lot better, so there is no excuse for this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pour at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappist in Pasadena. Thick oily black pour with a slight tan head. Massive malt sweetness, ridiculous how little booze is present. Fun to sip but it would be rough having an entire bottle of this!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2015
Black beer, small to medium tan head. Nose is a ton of malt, roast, and a whole lot of booze. Flavor has a berry character to it, somehow, among all the roast, booze and malt. Some hop notes in there. Not easy to drink, was a bit harsh. Probably would age into something very special. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!


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