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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Islay Edition)

 (RETIRED)
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style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 137   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


1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
375mL thanks to nimbleprop. Pours a flat tawny maroon. No head. Nose is cigarette ash, dirty apple juice, maybe some muted lavender and soapy peat but no fatty bacon. Taste is super sweet up front moving to superlative wet cardboard and ultra dirty cigarette butt ash. Oh god please. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is abysmal. This smells like burnt melted plastic and tires, smoky and dates, prunes and licorice. Flavor is peat and smoke malt, sugar dark chocolate, wood and earthy notes with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
500ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malts with chocolate and coffee and hints of smoked wood. Taste is roasted malty bitterness with some chocolate malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness and hints of smokey wood in the finish. Full body and light carbonation. A very nice imperial stout and highly recommended.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (450) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
Pitch black with a creamy brown head slowly fading. Intense chocolate liquor aromas, roasted nuts, incense and burnt toasts. Intense, full body, low carbonation, creamy smooth, a lots of sweetness, liquid chocolate with a delicate peaty finish. Wow, this is an amazing dessert beer! love the balance of the islay malt in this huge beer, really in balance, never overwhelming. A real treat if taken as a dessert.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours an opaque black with a small, rough beige head. Aroma is iodine, iodine and iodine - rather horrible. Solid body, low carbonation, massive dextrose sweetness, burned ashes and loads of peat. Sweet chocolatey finish with some ashes and sugar - again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle, 375ml. Pours like engine oil, and fully black with a small tan head. Smells intensely of peat, with a hint of smoke, some coffee, malt and alcohol. Tastes extremely sweet, and very peaty, with a mild bitter. The sweetness itself is peat flavored, and feels like syrup -- bizarre, but interesting. Soft carbonation. Syrupy texture. Full bodied. Finishes with a long bitterness that reminds me of an over-sweetened coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5706) - 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)

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (236) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (2035) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3152) - 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.


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