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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: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 375mL bottle split with manuchampions, pours black with a substantial creamy tan head. Aroma of whisky, lots of sweetness, dark chocolate, coffee and licorice. Flavour of sweet caramel, whisky, chocolate, licorice and a slight alcohol burn - though the ABV is extremely well hidden for being 17.5%. Great stuff - about as good as I could hope for given the high alcohol and whiskey barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 6th June 2010.
RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 Warehouse. Big thanks to Alex for allowing us liberate this beer from his warehouse shelves! Black beer. Creamy tan head. Lovely sweet dark malt. Sweet black coffee, a little chocolate and some very well joined up whisky. Finishes warming and a little spicy. Has improved with a few months of aging.

22nd June 2013
Another 3 years has taken most of the heat off of this beer. But it’s also turned quite powdery dry and the coffee is a lot more bitter. Very rich but never an easy drinking beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (2237) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Pours black, yes... I get Coffee, salmiak, alcohol, roasted malts and sweetness on the nose. Taste of salmiak, coffee, sugar, vanilla, brown sugar, alcohol and some malts too.. It also got that woody feel to it. Huge beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice creamy and dense cappuccino colored head. Beautiful. Aromas of dark chocolate, alcohol/spirit, sugar, licorice and coffee. Bitter and roasted flavor with sweet notes of sugar and malt. Too much alcohol, yet a lovely Imperial Stout..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
Aroma of coffee very nice black with a huge head. The flavor is great burned and a bit of whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
black, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, toast, coffee, citrus, vanilla, woody, alcohol,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
Dark stout very good retention thick a tan head aroma vanilla coffee caramel liccorice smokey bacon whiskey influence mild peat or oak touch flavour tastes better than the original black some bight like pepper coffee strong bean taste and bitter vanilla caramel smoothness mild whiskey influence alcohol is noticeable but not too bad chocolate taste good fizz sweet malt a treat good aftertaste top stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - 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 (10563) - 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 (10416) - 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.

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