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

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with no head. Fruity alcohol, licorice and dark fruit. Taste is quite hot, alcohol, dried fruit, oxidised notes. Sweet and flat with some burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2621) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Pours black as night with low tan head. Aroma of booze, liquor barrels, molasses, coffee. Smells nice if not for the extreme alcohol notes. Taste is sweet, calvados and cognac, muscovado. Very warming. Finish sees a light bitterness but the alcohol is still dominant. Body is rich and creamy with flat carbonation. So, dominated by alcohol, although I have to say not in a bad way. I quite enjoy it, my favorite Black so far, nice for sipping in front of an open fire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
(As Mikkeller Black Calvados Small Batch Edition). Pours matte black with almost no head. Sticking your nose in assault your senses with booze, chocolate, esters, calvados, muscoavado sugar, smoked bacon.. Taste is very intense: dark chocolate, calvados, esters, burnt sugar, honey, smoked bacon. Moutfheel is very oily and compact with no carbonation. Very intense and unbalanced yet quite good - if you sip it slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1645) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Soft dulled opaque black and no head. Big barbecued apple and maple. Initial taste treacley in both mouthfeel and sweetness. Middles a big black Blackcurrant juicy sweetness. Firm malt before a grip of Boozy barrel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1491) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are calvados, chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt - with a bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1489) - Aarhus, 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jaksmart (454) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnyJoe (36) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2011
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Pours black with a caramel head. Aroma is full of roasted malts alongside dark fruits and some oaky flavor. Syrupy note. Taste is wonderful, very heavy with some cherry and vanilla. Slightly chocolaty and coffee. Strong alcoholic freshness/burn. Some apple sourness from the Calvados. Very creamy, an incredible beer. The aftertaste is long and holds much of the acidic notes

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