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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Cognac Edition)

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged 3 month in Cognac Barrels. En imperial stout brygget på: vand, malt, ristet byg, mørk cassanade, humle og champagnegær.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mentalmind (24) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at Mikkellers Copenhagen. Black, as it is called. Sweet and with nice vinous aspects. I can detect similar aromas as in red wine accompanied by the same warmth a cognac gives because of the high alc volume. I wish i could afford to drink this more often

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NosirIwont (1939) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. 17.5%. Best before 08.11.20. Pours black with a creamy beige/tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is roasted and creamy with dark fruits and a note I want to describe as salami, without actually being salami. Quite sweet flavour with a distinct, slightly tart, cognac note, accompanied by dark fruit notes and light notes of coffee and vanilla. Finish is sweet, with dark fruits and light notes of toffee and butterscotch. Light alcohol burn, lingering. Smooth palate. Overall really good, especially the sweetness. Just had the Islay edition as well; except for the sweetness this is somewhat different; overall just as good as the Islay, but in different ways (in some ways better, in other ways almost, but not quite, as good). Also, the alcohol in this is considerably more well-hidden than in the Islay edition – or maybe it’s just because I’ve had them right after each other, and I’ve grown accustomed to the alcohol. Can’t rule that out. 02.02.14.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2014
It’s pitch black with a dark brown, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, preserved dark fruits, dried fruits, light alcohol, wood and cognac. The mouth feel is oily and nice. The flavor is sweet and velvety with a roasted and slightly bitter edge. The notes are heavily roasted and the notes are just as complex and pretty much the same as the aroma, and the big roasted finish has elements of wood, hops and licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit notes, wood, vanilla and cognac notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with an alcohol burn. Full bodied, oily text and soft CO2. Excellent.leaves,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Saxo. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark sugar, booze and wood. Flavor is extremely sweet and very bitter. Extremely sweet and very bitter finish with lots of alcohol. 061113

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Creamy brown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter alcoholic flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Huge tan head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, alcohol, wood, chocolate, brandy, notes of caramel. Sweet and boozy, but I love it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
375 ml bottle sampled at home - taken from notes 22/03/2011. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is the typical Black aroma: petrol/oil & polishing wax, together with roasty and toffee aromas, but then much more mellow due to the cognac. This version is not as edgy as the whisky edition, and adds some oaky and subtle vanilla flavours to it all. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (2275) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff 2.pinsedag: de tre månedene på cognacfat har tydeligvis gjort sitt. Her er stor og myk sødme med jordbær, solbæ og vanilje. Kanskje litt salt (!) i ettersmaken. Storboblet skum. Freden senket seg og smilene bredte seg over salige nerdeansikter. Denne kan stille i konkurransen "Verdens lengste ettersmak".

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
Shared 375 ml bottle at Cardinal. Black with a light brown rim. Boozy roasted malts with a hint of fusel and green apples. Pungent sweet, dark fruits, roasted cellar notes with liquorice. Full body and smooth with a fantastic long and rich finish.


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