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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Islay Edition)

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged 4 month on Scotch Islay Barrels


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff 2.pinsedag -13: kveldens siste, og den tredje Black på rad - for en avslutning! Sødmen er det mest fremtredende trekk, trass et kraftig torvrøykt preg. Ubalansert. Men allikevel et meget potent øl med stort særpreg. Ny flaske på Cardinaltreff aug-13: aroma minner om gummisolusjon (til lapping av sykkelslanger). Søtlig smak med stor fylde, portvinøs - enninteressant opplevelse. De 3.7 fra forrige rating gjelder forstatt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
Shared 375 ml bottle at Cardinal. Black body with a brown rim. Heavy peated malts and roasted raisins on the nose. Heavy sweet, ashy peat and roasted raisins. Full bodied and oily. Smooth with a pleasantly rich finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Estate Wine, Holstebro. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, peat and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with heavy alcohol. Full bodied. Boozy and too sweet, but not bad at all. 090313

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (800) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
A sweet and smokey flavor and oddly well rounded. Very dark brown in color with a brown creamy head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (586) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle (375ml). Pitch black colour, small beige head that vanishes almost completely. Very rich aroma of roasted malt, molasses, smoked whisky, peat, licorice, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, port wine. Full body, oily mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Very sweet, somewhat woody, taste initially, with prominent whisky notes. This is balanced by a growing, dry, vegetal bitterness with associations to raw coffee beans, that becomes a little too dominant in the finish. Extremely long bittersweet aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CarlJonas (203) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
Pitch black, no head to speak of. Aroma, first impression, port wine. Then comes the whiskey. The taste is sweet and smokey, like a port and whiskey boiler maker. Low carbonation, full body, sticky mouthfeel. This should be more complex but it is so completely dominated by the port and whiskey flavours that all nuances disappears. Best enjoyed in small quantities.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! The beer is black with a soapy, tan head comprised of broken bubbles. The beer appears oily and viscous, leaving filmy lacing clinging to the walls of the snifter. Scotch whiskey comes through immediately to the olfactory senses. I am a huge fan of Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin, three of the best whiskies from the Islay region of Scotland, so I am pretty excited about tasting this brew. The flavor offers peat, smoke, wood, salt. A superb balance of flavors. While the presence of the peaty scotch is bold and aggressive, it still finds balance among the oak and roast flavors. The beer is thick and chewy, yet smooth and silky. Strong and bold, but not hot. I just love the feel of this beer. Long lingering flavors of smoke and peat, the distinguishing characteristics of a delicious Islay scotch. Overall, this was just fabulous. If you enjoy imperial stouts any of the whiskies mentioned above, I highly recommend trying this beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-04-2012

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dany, shared with Matt. Pours a deep heavy black with a thin tan head. Big peat smoke and sweet chocolate and roast on the nose. Thick as syrup, clings to the glass. Sweet at first, keeps with that syrup look in the flavor, sweet and full of chocolate, roast, cocoa, Peat is huge, big and chewy, lots of smoke. Long chocolate, roast, cocoa. Super smooth and very drinkable for such a monstrous beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to Mikkel

Head: nothing
Colour: black
Smell: sweet, boozey, caramelised malts, islay ( peat ) and candy sirup
Taste: start is boozey but not as much as expected , slight caramel and roasted malts, some candy sirup, sweet oily textured end , with islay and burned wood in the aftertaste, nice one !

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Oil black with think brown ring head. Nose/taste of charred black malt, ash, fire pit, vanilla, sweet cocoa, peat and alcohol. Medium body. Finishes char and fire pit with alcohol.


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