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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: 159   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2168) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2010
375 ml bottle. Pitch black. Tall beige fine-laced head. Thick as motor oil. Licorice aroma with a definite note of oak. Salty. Rich and sweet malty backbone balanced by roasted malts, and a lot of hops. Quite bitter on the tongue, but overall the beer is nicely balanced. Very complex flavours with notes of raisins, licorice, salt, vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a creamy with a small, beige head that never totally disappears. The huge, savage, yet complex aroma is a mélange of milk chocolate, blackstrap molasses, McClelland Scotch whiskey, vanilla, burnt tree nuts, dates and caramel with a trace of green apple-like acetaldehyde. Full-bodied and oily with tickly carbonation. Sweet and carbonaceous up front; bitter as hell on the backside thanks to a ton of red-hot alcohol and, I assume, big-time lupulin. Finishes bitter, caustic and Sahara-dry. Kudos go out to plovmand for sending this world class brew across the pond!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10348) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Pitch black with a medium dark beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, espresso, dark chocolate, whiskey, wood and hops. Very sweet flavour with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, hops, whiskey, wood and hints of vanilla. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer - ofcourse ;-) with a dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt as well as notes of medium notes of dextrose and a bit of alcohol. The flavor has powerful notes of roasted malt and dextrose as well as medium notes of wood and alcohol, and just a bit of whiskey, leading to a sweet dextrose finish. Too much original black not enough barrel finish for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours pitch back with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla and whisky with a distinct booziness. Massive body, lots of burned malt, vanilla and dextrose with pleasant whisky accents, ashes and wood. Very boozy finish. Hard to drink and digest, but still quite enjoyable. 030410

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5494) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2010
Bottled. Dark color, brown head. Heavy and thick aroma of roasted malt, molasses, chocolat, coffee, alcohol, whisky. Very alcoholic taste, thick roasted malt, bitter. Same as with the original black, promising aroma, but too alcoholic in taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4682) - 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 (5394) - 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 (6056) - 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 (6100) - 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.

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