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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 823   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.


buzzoven's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzzoven (376) - - JAN 7, 2009
Had this one in the fridge for awhile and felt i had to psyche myself up a bit before i could finally crack it open. Once i did pop the bastard little cork, i carefully tilted the mystical bottle and poured myself a sipping glass of black wonder. Witnessed a ruby dark black that shifted to pitch midnight tone once fully poured. No head rested on top, just a glass of "what the hell am i about to drink?" Shifted my nose towards the rim and was treated to a very complex array of smells...cherries, port, brandy, raisin, tar, cigar, pavement, grease, fig and plum. Taste was amazing...dropping (not just hints) but full blown novels containing roasted cold chestnuts, almonds, various forms of candied fruit, fig cake, whiskey pies, grandaddy’s rum, copper (like the taste of a penny). Flavour was very complex, somewhat overwhelming, highly alcoholic, and strangely, not hard to drink and enjoy. The finish is a real kicker, settling back in the inner valleys of the downtown part of the tongue and, like tiny scorpions, just sitting there for a while and lashing their tails...what a beautiful sting. By the end of this bottle I felt like I was living inside of a Melvins record.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricoslim (99) - - JUL 25, 2014
Always love the boozy beers. Color is dark black. Vanilla and coffee are the stars of the show. Heavy feeling in the mouth but an excellent aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Huge boozy aromas of licorice, port, and sweet coffee. Pitch black. More alcohol in the taste with a chewy texture. Flavors of vanilla, coffee and sweet grapes. Good but needs more depth.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (233) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 7 5 9 5 15 On tap @ Kulminator, Antwerp. Oil black, beige head. Roasted coffee and chocolate dominate the nose and taste, along with sweet red wine, softening malts and a strong boozy burn. Quite bitter (roasted/cacao-bitter, not primarily hoppy), lingering aftertaste. Very thick and oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation, huge body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (541) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Dark as the night and with a thick and sticky brown head. Aroma of dried fruits, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very nice and complex taste with lot’s of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and some pleasant bitterness in the end. This is a massive beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (2974) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Draught, 18%, 2012 edition @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Pours cloudy nearly black with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and coffee, with touches of liquorice. Bitter, roasty and vinous flavour, with heavy notes of coffee and pronounced touches of malt and alcohol. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Good but quite heady and boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1097) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Palme, thanks for this gem. My #1000. Pours black color, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, vanilla, plums, red fruits, roasted malt, alcohol recognizable. Taste is extra sweet, lightly bitter, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, coffee, red fruits, roasted malt. Extra long, very sweet, coffee finish. This is a desert, extra nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (835) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Puts a deep dark black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, and booze. Taste is mostly burnt malts, the blackest coffee, and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99.. Pours black with frothy tan head. Aroma of booze. Flavors of coffee and booze. Bitter, boozy finish. It was almost too much of a boozy flavor for me. Decent beer, but I prefer something more complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors of coffee, dark fruits and booze. Viscous mouthfeel. Bitter, boozy finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 070314. The biggest baddest beer I have had. Black is everything that you want in a great beer.


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