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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: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has smoke, coffee, wood, whisky. Black coloured beer with a brown, fluorescent, medium head. The taste is bitter, sweet and has coffee, whisky, wood, some fruitiness. A very dense mouthfeel and full due to alcohol. It’s dense and alcohol is really on the edge, but just not over it, I would say. Nice beer, but offcourse way to expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 270310. Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee and alcohol. Flavor is roasted with wood, alcohol and dried fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5482) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2010
scura densa no mota schiuma media persitenza noso piuttosto intenso tostaure legno affumicato caffe in bocca attacco estremamente dolce leggero caramello sciroppo di canna poi luppoli amari legno afuumicato leggro bruciato leggero fruttato un po di etlico ma iniziale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottled 375ml. -from bierkompass.de; Birthday gift from my girlfriend.
Pitch black coloured, rich dark browh head, coffee nose with notes of smoke. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of wiskey and wood. Quite strong alcohol feel in the finish but otherwise well balanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle shared by Thomas - Plan b, thank you so much! Pours pitch black with a dense long lasting brown head. Nice smooth aroma of roasted malt, caramel, oak, dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla and a little bit of dark fruits. The flavour is sweet with dark roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey, oak, a faint tartness and a present alcohol note. Much better than the org. version - smoother, with more depth and with a less alcohol dominated flavour, but it is still a little to sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Courtesy CheeseMan. White wax dipped 375ml bottle. Best by 07/15/2019. Pours nearly pitch black, showing an extremely dark mahogany tint at the far outer edge. A small but lasting head of smooth, dark brown froth leaves behind dense sheeting that breaks apart into thick, spotted lacing. The nose is initially sweet, big on raisins and other dark fruits, showing notes of licorice, burnt sugars, and French vanilla. Lightly charred barrel notes impart a bit of brininess and peat, along with a boozy overtone. Flavors sweet sweet dark chocolate syrup with a hint of soy, along with vanilla, candy, and loads more dark fruit. The barrel again asserts itself on the finish, imparting an earthy, peaty, outright hot finish. Carbonation is pretty low, and the body is mouth coating, sugary, and warm. I couldn’t drink very much of this. It’s an intense beer, and the whiskey barrel actually detracts from the base beer, in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (689) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
T his was sweet an oily with a big alcohol kick to it over all not bad .CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Big black pour with dark brown highlights and a frothy brown head that lasts a while. Nose is a little salty with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, iodine, smoke, roasted malt and a hint of soy sauce. The flavour is more chocolatey and malty but is still very roasty, with some saltiness and a hint of earthy mushrooms. Thick, slightly syrupy mouthfeel which is also very dry, almost ashy, with surprisingly high carbonation and a fair amount of alcohol warmth and a dry, bitter finish that lasts ages. Overall this is probably slightly better than the regular Black, the barrel conditioning giving it more complexity without dominating or detracting from the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
The aroma has a big amount of coffee. Yoy feel notes of chocolate, malt whiskey, licorice and dark berries. It’s tarry black with a thich, brown foam sticking to the sides of the glass. It’s tastes stongly of coffee, and there is a honey-sweetness. You also have the whiskey notes from the aging, dark chocolate. The beer is really, really heavy. I suggest that it is shared with one or more good friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5554) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2010
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2009, thx to Jeppe!, very complex sweet Stout, more balanced than the regular Stout, yet heavy, hazy, good head, very good brew, but very expensive! WOW! A beer of all extremes; a perfect opportunity to celebrate my 1500th rating!

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