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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Cognac Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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Aged 3 month in Cognac Barrels. En imperial stout brygget på: vand, malt, ristet byg, mørk cassanade, humle og champagnegær.

mentalmind's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mentalmind (43) - - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4370) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (850) - 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.

   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 ........................ .........................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Valgreen (722) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1422) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1141) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3577) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NosirIwont (2014) - 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.

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