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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grunx (367) - - FEB 4, 2011
The best beer I ever taste. I wish to have more beers like this in my country.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
angel77 (947) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2014
Botella de 37 cl tomada dos veces en Pacos (Oviedo) durante el invierno de 2010 y 2011 (por ese entonces a 16 euros la botella) Como seria de interesante volver a tomar esta maravilla de cerveza, hasta ahora mi favorita. Gran imperial stout en la que aparte de sus intensísimos sabores tostados y quemados aporta un final de madera empapada de whisky de Islay alucinante, que la convierte casi en un licor. Para beber tranquilamente disfrutando cada trago durante un buen rato ya que sus alucinantes 17.5 vol se dejan notar claramente, dejando un maravilloso retrogusto final amargo de lúpulo verde combinado con la madera seca y salada del whisky de Islay ((((claro mi región escocesa preferida para los whiskys))) Sin dudarlo una cerveza 10. Mi favorita

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle 375ml shared courtesy of meilby. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, smoked whisky, Taste is very sweet and medium bitter with very long finish. Full body, oily to thick, soft carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, burnt malt, alcohol, licorice, smoke, vanilla, oak and brown sugar. Taste is very sweet and light to medium bitter with a very long finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1022) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque and intense black, with a moderate tan head, which lasts well and leaves quite good lace. Smoky Islay scotch is noticeable in the aroma, which also has bitter dark chocolate and some faint wood and coffee notes. Very mild citrus and herbal hops up front are briefly joined by thick, smooth drinking chocolate, before being swamped by dark, luscious imperial stout flavours. The peaty, smoky flavour of Islay whisky is present, along with Turkish and espresso coffee and very bitter, high-cocoa dark chocolate, which, along with the Islay whisky, lingers to create a bitter, slightly peaty and woody finish, complemented by the warmth of 16.5% ABV. This is one of the most serious imperial stouts I have tried. Its highly bitter dark chocolate flavour is a perfect match for Islay whisky, creating a potent, warming and delightful beer. A shining example of the craft of brewing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
driflin (23) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2013
One of my absolute favorites of all time. The aroma is absolutely magnificent and the taste as well ad the palate fully live up to this. Too bad that it is sold anymore.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaboon (1558) - FINLAND - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2010 Pitch black beer with a lot less head than the basic Mikkeller Black. This one makes a shizzling sound like a bubbly, fizzy drink when I pour it into a 41cl snifter. It does stop soon though. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, smoke, burned wood, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, woody, vanilla, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, peat and alcohol. A little bit sour. Oily mouthfeel. Burns lke whisky. Warming and efficient.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrelbelly (638) - BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2010
Strong whiskey smell mixed with coffee and chocolate. You can taste this beer has a high alcohol percentage but this adds to the flavour. Wide palate with raisin and wood hints and a sweet tasted finished by a spicy end.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2011
sample bottle at brygghuset- pours pure black, no head, nose is intense in most dimensions. there is a sense of sweetness, maybe molasses, some deep port notes, and that unmistakable rich oaky islay. cherries, chocolate, coffee, it is just insane what is packed into this nose. vanilla. mmmmmmm. tantalizing. taste is over the top. sweet but balanced by the peated smoked oak. there is a good fruityness about it too. Really rich this beer. chocolate cake is there too coffee grinds, slick mouth feel like a really expensive shiraz. so good. on so many levels.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingCecil (2048) - 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...


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