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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Islay Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5544) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Bouteille verte de 375 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Goût d’alcool et de vanille avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #4102)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2012
Looks and smells fantastic: pitch black with almost no foam. Smells strong of smoke, tare and seaweed. Tastes powerful of islay barrel, ash and some alcohol. Fairly good balanced, but maybe a tad sweet. Still a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (1870) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
Very dark brown with no head. Malty with sweet tones. Malt, smoke, alcohol and oak. Full body with an unbalanced after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3051) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
Pous an opaque 黑 with a tiny beige head. Super sweet with aromas of caramel, dried fruits, raisins and turf smoked malts. More turf, toasted malts and alcohol towards the end. Very full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more aromas of roasted malts and turf smoked malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
375ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with brown head. Short head retention.
Aroma : Rich ashy notes with light peat and alcohol. Rich sweet malt. Roasty and smokey.
Taste : Rich peaty malt with ashes and sweet roasted malt. Alcohol and wood. Finish has lots of ashes and roasted malt with lots of warming alcohol. Quite woody too.
Overall : Interesting... Very rich and thick. Some alcohol but not that much considering abv and it’s not too much for the sipper that this is. Really nice wood with nice ashes. Nice sweet roasted malt. Very powerful, could be a bit better balanced. A few ounces is enough though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle..... it pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head.... the aroma is smoke, sweet roasted malt, caramel, raisins... the flavor is sweet with notes of islay whisky, tobacco, dark fruit and smoke, bacon.....the finish is sweet port like.. with some smoke..... really love this beer ! full body...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma has smooth peated whiskey, chocolatre sugar/caramel, some coffee. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is quite sugary sweet, has smooth peat, chocolate, caramel, coffee, some honey and a hint of raisin. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (2875) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle shared with a friend. Thank god cause i wouldnt finish it myself. The aroma is pretty much nothing but sugar and booze, with some roasted malts, and soy. Thick viscous mouthfeel with an intense crazy sweetness that overpowers everything! This is like a 40 proof burnt mars bar. The islay scotch is barely noticeale, touches of smoke, but barely there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle shared with friends for Mikkeller tasting. Black as all hell and pretty thick. Compared next to the regular Black this one had some spicy woody characters to it. Slight bourbon booziness but again the ABV is masked very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Tasting at Papsø
Black color; the beige head disappears quickly. The aroma shows first a nice peaty whiskey, then roasted malts, good coffee, dust, cheese rind; overall it’s deep and seducing. Dark caramel flavor, very sweet without being syrupy, and without burnt malts, this combination actually works for me; light peaty character too; the flavor is not overly complex, but very pleasant anyway. Correct bitterness; the final is mainly very sweet caramel with a peat and alcohol trace. And as usual for the Hei, the alcohol is present but well hidden.

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