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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Roasted cocoa, vanilla and coffee somehow transform into whisky and alcohol warmth before leaving room for rising hop resins and their bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam tops the pitch black.
-This is beautifully coherent aromatically speaking.
-The nose is more endearing than the flavor profile to me.
-It’s rather amazing how the rich malts seem to give way nearly entirely to the whisky apport in the second half of each sip.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Tap@aibf14. Black, huge tan head (crappy co2 regulator..). Sweet malty, slight honey roasted oaky, soy sauce, salt licorice etcetc nose. The list could go on forever. As with the normal blacks. This has a sort of a honey whiskey oaky edge to it. Which is nice at first, but glad to have just a 5cl sample,a bottle would be all too much.real nice, complex, abundance of flavours. Should probably have ended the festival with this.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
A deep dark brown imperial stout with a thin brown head, lacing. In aroma, beautiful fruity chocolate malt with nice vanilla, milk notes, light alcohol warmth, whiskey barrel. In mouth, a nice sweet amaretto, chocolate, coffee, with strong whiskey final, alcohol warmth, beautiful. Merci Martin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (1176) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Kolsvart med stort mörkbrunt skum. Doftar kaffe, choklad och whisky! Fyllig och lite söt men endå besk! Mycket whisky och kaffe i smaken! Även rödvin/dessertvin! Vintage 2009

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle @ Home. BB 05.07.19. 2009 vintage. Pitch black, small tan head, some lacing. Good coating. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, oak, sweet, vanilla, whisky. Taste, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, oak, coffee, liquorice, alcohol. Dry mouth feel, with a lot of wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a dark tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted, almost burnt, malt, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey - with warming alcohol and bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5488) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 24, 2014
Rating #3400. Bottle 37,5 from Henrik thanks. A dark beer with medium brown head. Nose is intense on dark chocolate, coffee and fig. Aroma is very sweet, lot of dark chocolate, complex rich, quite hopy, very roasted, lot of mocha. Finish is very roasted, lot of dark chocolate and dark coffee with very long aftertaste, quite bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3505) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours black in color with a brown head. Whiskey, vanilla, some coffee and chocolate in aroma. Feels quite smooth. Roasted, dark burnt malty notes, licorice and chocolate in taste. A bit of boozy warming in aftertaste. But on the whole feels like quite a nice winter sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
375ml bottle from Kamiel. Didn’t really realize what I was opening when I popped this one so needless to say it was a lengthy sipper at 17.5% and no one to share it with. Jet black with a dense and creamy light brown head that mostly fades to a thin film and a nice ring around the glass. Has to warm up to open up and remove all metallic notes - at this point there is a light rubbing alcohol aroma, anise, some oak, whiskey, bit of vanilla bean remains and perhaps some pear or red apples that try to make it through everything else but only impart a nuance. Mild carbonation and a full body, the alcohol is somewhat muted (compared to the aroma) on the palate and although its sweet and boozy its not overwhelming which is surprising; coats your mouth in a viscous slightly hot film, booze and a chewy maltiness on the finish. Tasty but I recommend sharing this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13145) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Creamy light brown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Some whisky notes. Heavy bitter fantastic roasted flavor. Exstreamly long dry roasted finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.

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