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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Calvados Edition)
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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 576   ABV: 19.2%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours oil black with a small, staying, creamy, beige-brown head. Aroma is sharp, chocolate, hard roasted, green apples and alcohol. Medium carbonation, fine dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sharp, highly vinious, apples, oak and chocolate. The alcohol is still much too powerful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
Doing this review from memory. The taste of calvados is very noticeable and pleasant. Although high in alcohol content, no real burn until the end of the glass. Surprisingly drinkable and nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits and alcohol with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour oof dark chocolate, dried fruits and alcohol. Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Thanks to phredrik for the tick. Pours pitch black with a coffee brown head. Aroma is dark wood, bourbon, salmiak, burnt sugar, burnt caramel, dried berries, coffee, light sour apples and a bit of billiard - great balance here. Taste is oaky, salmiak, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light bourbon and some vinous sour apple notes to keep it in balance. by far the best Black ever.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jaksmart (447) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with a beautiful brown head. Aroma has subtle roast, sugar, massive oak presence, dark and vicious fruits, some alkohol, dough, smooth chocolate and espresso. Very nicely balanced and almost without alcohol. The aroma beckons you in for a dark and ominous treat; it is sinister and positively delightful. Taste is very thick and chewy, extremely well-balanced, nice oaky notes, well managed and almost no alcohol. The finish is long and sweet - delicious. Managed and decisive. Lots of coffee and sweet chocolate. Also vanilla and some more bourbon-ish notes. Extremely nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with brown bubbles on top. Heavy nose and flavor. Roast, wood, coffee, calvados and alcohol. Thick, sweet and syrupy with a long end. A sipper for sure . .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Rating #500. Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours tarry black with a nice brown head. Aroma has a nice barrel quality up front, calvados apple notes, oak, syrup, vanilla, thick chocolate, cassanade, dark wood, just really complex and amazing. The barrel is really nicely incorporated in the taste, apple touch from the calvados, vanilla, syrup, coffee, roasted malts, really nice balance. The after taste has a nice spicy calvados touch. This barrel just improves the beer in every direction, one of the best beers I’ve had this year. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aromais extremely powerful with notes of calvados, roasted malt, wood, and alcohol - a bit too much for me. The flavor is very sweet (ofcourse) with strong notes of calvados, roasted malt, and alcohol that grow and straw a burn on the palate and in the throat, but also with notes of dextrose, wood, and coffee, leading to a dry, roasted, and acoholic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Draught at Mielche & Hutrigkarl. Pitch black - brown head. Sweetness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Applebrandy. Fruity. Berries. High burned. high sweetness. Light wooden. High malty. Alcoholic - Boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
From tap at Mielcke & Hurtigkarl. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark malty. Dense wooden to smooth wineous fruity flavoured. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Slight bitter and dark malty and smooth flavoured finish. Bitter and dry far finish.


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