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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: 106   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Koelschtrinker (11049) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Dunkler, extrem würziger Malzantrunk, tiefgründig. Rauchig, Cognacnoten, passend süßlich. Die Malzigkeit bleibt auf hohem Niveau, das Bier ist intensiv und einfach stimmig. Kakao, unglaublich cremig, komplex. Wow! 14/15/13/15/10/15

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle, @ Plovmand... thx :) it pours pitch black with very creamy light brown head.... the aroma is caramel, cognac, brown sugar, dark fruits... the falvor is soooo nice love this! the flavor is caramel, cognac!, sugar, dark fruits...... one of the best beer I have had until to day ! ...... thx Plovmand! ......:)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1339) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours pitch black with a frothy dark brown head that leaves a lot of stick lace. Aroma is cognac and wood up front with some alcohol and smoke on the end. Taste is a sweet vanilla caramel up front that transitions into a very smooth warming that has lightly bitter and smooth oaky chocolate malts on the finish. Amazing barrel aged imperial.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1076) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Pours a Black opaque colour with nice big light brown head leaving a nice lace up the majority of the glass. Aromas of oak, chocolate, cognac, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavours are rich and consists of a nice sweetness across the board, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, licorice, alcohol is present but for a 17.5abv I would have never guessed.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
Intense. Cognac on the nose, cognac throughout the palate. And just a hint of beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a compact light brown head. Aromas of coffee, leather, wood, dark bitter chocolate, cognac, roast, alcohol and some smoke. Powerful taste with coffee, barbecue, bonfire, grilled meat, dried fruit and a nice roasted touch. Rich and soft moutfeel, and a medium bitterness. A really fantastic sweet and roasted touch on this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle #3 at Bills big vertical tasting. Pours a nice deep, dark with a tan head that faded quickly. Crazy nose of coffee, roasted malt, licorice, and cognac. Beautiful tastes of cherries and dark fruits. Some hints of vanilla and a burnt sugar finish. Nicely carbed with a beautiful balance between the brandy / cognac sweetness and the chewy, slighly bitter chocolate flavors. Double wow. Ties for my fav of the night. Delish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GonZoBeeR (2939) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Aroma:chocolate fudge mixed with cognac and oak.... Appearance:Dark with a good lacing brown head... Flavor:Dark chocolate mixed with oak and cognac flavor....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NosirIwont (2004) - 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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