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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is calvados, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is oak, hop, alcohol, prunes, licorice, calvados, coffee. Very strong beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11439) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8822) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Cgarvie. It pours jet black with a minimal tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, vanilla, salted caramel, treacle, rocky road, filthy, oil and dirt. The taste is bitter, tangy, roasty, mild acidity, plum skin, grape skin, tang, date and red grape and apple brandy with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rich and filthy. Fun to try, but I don’t need any more.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pitch black with a bit of light brown foam. Great aroma of chocolate, cocoa, fruit and liqueuer pralines, a bit of apple acidity, vanilla, wood and some alcohol. Sweet flavor with a bit of apple acidity, lots of chocolate, wood, vanilla, caramel, mild fruitiness, liqueur and a dry roasty finish. Full-bodied, rounded, with a bit of warming alcohol. Great stuff. Alcohol is very well-integrated for this strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is huge apple calvados, chocolate, taste is juicy apple, boozy, chocolate, roasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
38cl (NOT brewed at De Proefbrouwerij!), as Mikkeller Small Brew Series! Black (aged in Calvados Barrels), new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, from Mikkeller Webshop, very complex sweet Stout, heavily alcoholic/sweet/roasted and slightly fruity, very heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. The aroma is strong and has calvados, green apples, wine, roast, chocolate. Black coloured beer with a beige-brown head. The taste is winey, has fruity flavours, oak, roast, alcohol. Bit oily mouthfeel. Nice. Very powerfull.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4623) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pitch black body, small caramel head. Nose is lots of oak, calvados (quite present), vanilla, leather and lots of alcohol. Nice. Taste comes in waves of alcohol, bringing along charcoal, leather, calvados, oak and vanilla. Dry, hot mouthfeel. Very dense in texture, near oily body. This BA version is so much better than its original that I wouldn’t even have recognized it as the same beer. The booze is more hidden (though present) and the flavors are way more harmonically balanced and the impact of the barrel fits the bill just right. There’s a universe between the original Black edition and the Calvados edition. In fact, if I hadn’t read it on the blackboard at Mikkeller Bar, I would have guessed this was a beer in the "Black Hole" series rather than just "Black". An extremely well-made barrel aged "big bad" stout; way to go Mikkeller! :-)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours opaque black with a huge brown head, aroma of chocolate nuts, wood, red wine, coconut, vanilla, cherries, flavor of chocolate, wood, nuts, red wine, coconut, cocoa, cherries, dark chocolate, smokey aftertaste, full bodied, amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3469) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
14-NOV-2013, draft @Mikkeller, Black Sensation night. Black with low brown head. Aroma is alcohol, calvados, roast. Taste the same. Alcohol certainly not well hidden. Very rough. So full body. But far too much alcohol. Nearly undrinkable.


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