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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Whisky Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
Editorís 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from Beer Merchants. Black pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, vanilla and caramel aromas. Flavours of dark chocolate, smoke, licorice, oak and wood. Peaty. Huge alcohol burn. Long deep finish of sweet malts and licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice, alcohol and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a very long finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Chocolatey aroma with whiskey tones. Black in color with tan head. Sweet with whiskey tones. Notes: Borefts Beer Festival í10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. Superb. I love it. As I donít normally like BA beers, and Black is one of favourites, I was a little suspcious. But the whisky is quite subtle on this beer. Good heat. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
I loved the original Black - its rough egdes and extemenesses. But this... just wow! How can there be so much head at 17.5%ABV? It sits there like an espresso foam, all dark tan and tightness. And then thereís the nose. What a nose. The whiskey has seeped in deeply on this one, reached down to the very deepest part of the base beer and given over its bitter wood and sweet vanilla. The malts and hops give an intensity that matches the bold alcohol profile, combining to burn your eyes and singe your tongue. In the mouth itís very hot and very bitter - the alcohol and whiskey are so pronounced that Iím quite bewildered to what it is exactly Iím drinking. Mouth feel is as syrup with a buttery texture; the alcohol is heavy. The finish holds most of the flavour, for here the alcohol subsides and allows the complex developement of vanilla, grassy bitterness, soy sauce and darkest cocoa - the end is superberbly whiskeyed. Itís like being trapped in a chimney with a bottle of Talisker and a pocket of Dutch liqourice. Iím blown away. Without a doubt a top five. A life changing beer. GADZOOKS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1700) - GŲteborg, 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. Iíd definitely want to try an aged version in a few years.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4199) - 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.

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