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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: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 15/20
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up toasted and nearly-burnt soy sauce, licorice, and other brown malts with accents of peppery whiskey, vanilla bean, and a kiss of rye.. some honey or similar sweetness also supported and helped boost the boozage.. warm and surprisingly well balanced. The flavor found burnt soy sauce, licorice, and coffee at the core with more delicately toasted brown malts, pine resin, and peppery alcohol around.. whiskey showed up more toward the finish, and rounded it out well.. some oxidation back there too.. overall very tasty. Heavy-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. balance was especially good considering the alcohol.. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (1250) - USA - AUG 2, 2013
375-ml bottle with white frosting won in raffle @ wlvliquors. never available for retail in the US. shared at b2k at chilam balam. full bodied, pitch black, touch of alcohol. couldn’t be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (3739) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff 2.pinsedag: Ah, Mandag i annen, dette "fristed for den sunde, formålsløse glede" (som det het om Klubben på Kiellands tid)! Denne whisky ed. var nr. to av i alt tre som rundet av kvelden. Mer røykpre og mer syrlige bær enn cognac ed. Pregnant smak, karakterfull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1540) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
Had this on several occasions, always in bottle 375ml white wax. Pours pitch black with nice steady creamy dark beige head. Quite overwhelming aroma of chocolate, some coffee, but lots of alcohol. Huge body with lots of sweetness balanced by roasty notes, quite bitter end and lots of alcohol glow all the way throug, low carbonation. Taste is toffee, some whisky. Good beer, but the alcohol too prominently in the foreground.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2390) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
Bottle bought at Barleywine summer 2011 enjoyed at home
Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Smells of oak, chocolate, whisky, some booze, vanilla and caramel. Heavy sweet, hints of peat, quite malty, caramel and chocolate, alot of oak and booze. The barrell aging really rule this beer. Moderate bitter. Too high abv and too sweet for my liking. A beer in the extreme end of the scale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 13, 2013
Bottle, 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen. Black colour, medium brown head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, light whisky, maybe a hint of tobacco. Flavour is roasted malts, quite sweet, coffee, whisky and fairly alcoholic. Finish has a fairly strong alcohol burn. This is for slow sipping.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
375 ml bottle from czar ; shared with him and albatross. Pours pitch black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is burnt caramel, whiskey, sweet chocolate. Flavor is tons of dark chocolate, whiskey, lots of wood, brazilian coffee, and a touch of booze. Finish is extremely bitter (although it does compensate quite well for all the sugar), dark chocolate, pitch black coffee, burnt mowed herbs. Lingering flavor of coffee, burnt grains, alcohol, but mostly coffee. Very much full bodied, you’re welcome, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. We’re talking about some solid sh*t here, gentlemen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting, April 2013. Poured a deep crude oil black colour with an oily consistency and a thin tan head. The aroma is rich, with red fruits and lots of alcohol. The flavour is very intense with lots of bitter alcohol, liquorice and fruit. It’s a hugely rich beer and has one of the most complex flavours I’ve ever tasted. The bitterness lingers for quite some time in the aftertaste, just to let you know it’s still there. It’s a huge man mountain of a beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7711) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Denk’s monthly tasting at De Molen. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of tar, earth, roasted malts, licorice, light molasses, dark chocolate, light coffee, leather, tobacco and caramel. There’s a lot going on here. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter, with a massive sweet alcohol warmth (almost burn) in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (6950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
Sample at the molen monthly beer tasting. Thick tan head. Clear black pour. Smooth taste but noticeable alcohol. Lovely

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