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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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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 (640) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (850) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Spectacularly strong imperial stout with Chinese name (transcribed as ’hēi’) apparently just meaning ’black’. Light beige foam, quickly decreasing under influence of the heavy alcohol, colour black with wine-red hue, only visible under bright light. Extremely overpowering and intoxicating aroma of coffee liqueur, port wine, sherry, Belgian chocolates, camphor, candied dates and figues, goosberries, Kirsch... Equally extreme palate, very intense, very thick and oily, creamy, candied fruits, candi syrup, very heavy and viscous mouthfeel, profoundly malty with roasted bitterness like coffee beans, thick chocolate and unsurprisingly, a lot of brandy- and gin-like, warming, astringent but in this case not even disturbing alcohol, supported as it is by the utterly rich maltiness. Wow, what a profound and amazing brew... Not cheap, but worth every penny.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2014
Vérbeli imperial stout-illata van, földes, erősen pörkölt kávés jellegzetességeket csillant meg egy leheletnyi édességgel megfűszerezve, melyek a meglepően tartós habpaplan alól kandikálnak ki. Érezhető még egy kevés gyógynövényes aroma is, valamint egy vékony alkoholos fátyol, összességében egy tömény masszivitás az, amit az illata produkál. Íze olyannyira továbbviszi ezt a robusztus karaktert, hogy minden egyes korty gránátként robban szét a szánkban. Incselkedő édességgel nyit, kellemes és sima, visszafogottan szénsavas test körvonalazódik, melyek aztán átadják helyüket egy gyógynövényes élű, sáros és karcos jellegnek, amit egy már-már epésen keserű végíz ural, mely ellentmondást nem tűrően, ordítva közeledik, hogy aztán elmosson minden, addig érezhető jellemvonást. Az alkohol természetesen ott trónol minden egyes szegletében az italnak, de nem olyan mértékben, mint az várható lenne egy ilyen alkoholszázalékú sör esetén. Izgalmas, jól összerakott alkotás, de nyilvánvalóan nem egy mindennapi fogyasztásra javasolt főzet ez.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Thryloholic (1) - Kozani, GREECE - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Great taste and aroma. I can still feel its taste in my mouth . One of the most exraordinary beers...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (560) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
Tap, Taphouse. Black, tiny, offwhite head. Coffee and licorice aroma. Huge mouthfeel, more coffee and licorice, warming booze, intense bitterness. Quite intense.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
On tap. OMG! Black pour with dark beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, sweet fruits, vanilla and leather. Taste was incredibly complex, more and more flavours coming through as this warmed closer to room temperature. Without a doubt the most complex beer I have ever had . I tasted everything through the temperature scale, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, espresso, leather, caramel, vanilla, licorice, toffee, molasses, cherries, dark red ripe fruits, lychee, raisin, figs, absolutely decadent. Full bodied, slightly lower carbonation, creamy silky smooth on the palate, perfectly balanced. Long finish that lasts for minutes, starting sweet chocolate fudge turning into a bitter hoppiness. just begging you to take another sip. As near perfect beer as I have tasted, brilliant!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (781) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Black.Small, but persisten pale brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Superb tast exploding in the mouth and similarly fantastically long aftertaste, with a high degree of roasted malts and bitterness well in balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KarlPopper (9) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
Very black appearance, head is dark brown, coffee and melanoides in aroma, little bit of baked crust. The taste is heavy with great , extremely strong bitterness. Palate is very rich with variations of smoked and dark malty notes. The experience is awesome but abscence of american hops aroma is a bit of a let down. Alcohol is greatly hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1208) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Tap at Brewdog, Sheffield. Black, as you might expect. Thin, tight, lasting, tan head. New, aniline leather. Chocolate ice cream. Espresso ice cream. Sawn hardwood. Kitchen sinks. Taste is raisin sweet. Light dry. Turns big, burnt bitter. Boozy, chewy palate. Some tartness. Finish is toffee sweet, light dry, turning long, and burnt wood bitter. Served too cold. After 30 minutes, this was a different beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle that I've had for a couple years. Boozy, no doubt that it's 16.5%. Aroma is red wine. Finish gets very chocolatey and bitter, yum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
From bottle: Pour is a thin, very dark color. Head is pretty much non-existent...doesn’t cover the entire surface of the beer, but what is there is a light brown color. Aroma has a strong presence of alcohol, but when you really get in it you start getting some barnyard notes, as well as roasted caramel notes. The taste starts sweet on the tongue and finishes slightly bitter, but seems pretty light throughout. The body is light as well, with a slick texture. Finishes long. A nice beer to sit and sip, and you definitely start feeling this beast.


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