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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Whisky Edition)

 (RETIRED)
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100
94
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note: same label as the original "Mikkeller 黑 / Black" but with an additional sticker reading: "Barrel Aged Black (Whisky Edition)". Also the neck is covered in white wax.
Aged for 3 months on a French whisky barrel.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle @ 2e BBF. A pitch black colored beer, with a thick light brown head. The aroma of chocolate with coffee, wood notes and bitter. The taste of some whisky, burny. There is chocolate bitter with a little vanilla. The aftertaste is very burny with bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle with white wax. Pours pitch black with a thick creamy tan head. Nose is full of smoke, roasted malts, booze and coffee. An over the top beer but surprisingly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2010
2009 Bottle. Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma: smoke, coffee, port, wood. Taste, lots of alcohol, port, sweet and salty, bitter coffee, chocolate, licorice, oak, some red wine. Thick and oily. Shows potential, but a bit too rough. I’d definitely want to try an aged version in a few years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Pours pitch black with tan head, nose is oaky with a hint of whiskey and ash. Taste is over the top hot, tons of flavor, beaten up with booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3912) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Bottle @ BBF. Deep black pour. Aroma is mild whisky, lot?s of liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt and much more.Flavour is very sweet, liquorice, roasted malt, mild whisky and alcohol. Some spices in the finish.Nice but the higher percentage doesn?t add anything but alcohol.Overall too sweet and alcoholic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle at Borefts Beer Festival 2010, courtesy of Mikkel and the boys - thanks! I was not terribly fond of the base beer, even after being induced to try it three times (peer pressure rears its ugly head). The barrel definitely makes it more drinkable, although it’s still powerful stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Glossy black pour, with a minimal dark tan head. The aroma is nothing to write home about. Some dirty leather layered over fruit - dark fruit - and some bitter chocolate. Flavor gives it a brief burst of sweetness - port, fruit, even some brown sugar. Wow - flavor is just incredible. Balance is like sandbags on either side of a needle-thin fulcrum - really toes the line. It’s a bit hot (nicely countered by the sweetness), with some oak and scotch. There’s so much to this one. Certainly not an "everyday" brew - but wow am I falling in love with this more with every sip.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Sharp, heavy and alcoholic. Very full of whisky, but still huge character. Heavy and awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2010
37.5 cl bottle thanks to Marko, on September 24, 2010
BB 15/07/2019
Black color, big brown head. Sweet, some peat, alcohol, also chocolate scent. Some fruits as well. Smooth, sweet, firey, alcohol, licorice taste. Lingering roasted, sweet, bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouth feel. Medium high bitterness. Gut warming alcohol.
Much better than the original Black, as I remember it. Still way too much alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottled (huge thanks to Mikkel!), shared with gnoff in Göteborg. Poured a pitch black body with a gray/brown head that went away slowly. Ethanol and nice slightly roasty but soft maltiness in the nose. Some dust. Hm. A big earthy roasty bitterness, dry maltiness too much alcohol (over paradise) some fruity notes (sticky orange syrup?). Very warming. Again way better than the regular thing, not as brilliant as the peat version, but good enough despite some early missteps.


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