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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Cognac Edition)

 (RETIRED)
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100
95
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3203) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
375ml bottle, deep dark black color, with a thick tan head, sweet dark chocolate, faint cognac barrel nose, with some coffee, burnt toast, roasted, chocolate, black, roasted malty accents, and a licorice, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, subtle burnt dark dried fruit, molasses note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth syrupy intense boozy, dark bitter chocolate, cognac wooden oak barrel character, with some molasses, light vanilla, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, toffee, burnt toasted, subtle burnt dark dried fruit flavours, leading towards a warming booziness, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted maltiness, lingering cognac liqueurish finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
14.01.2015, 0,375l bottle (2010 vintage) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is dry boozy, oak, old moldy cellar, burnt caramel, cognac, hay, coffee. Taste is sweet boozy, sugar, oak, cognac, sugar, grass, minerals, burnt caramel, sour coffee, sugar, licorice, and did I mention sugar? Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry boozy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4551) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a large creamy dark beige head. Nose is licorice, chocolate, cognac, wood, coffee, brown sugar and hints of alcohol, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is dry cocoa powder, sweet brown sugar tones, alcohol, wood, cognac, chocolate and hints of chocolate and sugar. Full body, soft carbonation, semi-dry finish. Incredible how this series gains from being barrel aged; this one are quantum leaps away from the original. Pretty enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (926) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from 2010 shared with BBGTC. Pours a black, viscous producing a thick, dark tanned head. Aroma is rich vanilla, oak, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is bitter coffee notes, woody and fairly sweet. Roasted malts, hints of cognac and coffee. Fairly alcoholic. full body, soft carbonation, slightly astringent. Alot better than the original version.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pallem (11) - Risskov, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at Ole ........................ .........................

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (738) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle @ Home, new years eve. Pitch black, small tan head, great lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, port, dark fruits, liquorice notes, caramel, . Taste, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, sweet, port. They hide the alcohol really well - Palle. Oily mouth feel. Low carbonation. Low to medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1479) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, dark sugar, and cognac - with a slightly alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
375mL bottle. Holdbar til 08/11/20. Pours almost black with a big dark tan cap that laces solid. Aroma of cognac, wood, vanilla, raisin, plum, cocoa, espresso. Taste is very sweet and cocoa/coffee bitter. Sticky, chewy, lasting dry mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2014
Lots of cognac in the nose. Sweet malty mouth with tons of dark chocolate molasses. Super rich, lots of cognac, but not over the top. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mentalmind (44) - 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


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