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Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Whisky Edition)

 (RETIRED)
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100
94
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2012
side by side with the Cognac Black. Deep oily texture, creamy head, burnt & chocolate malts. Warming finish but covers the alcohol well though a bit more fire than the Cognac edition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle, 04/19/2012. Pours black with dense, espresso crema head. Aroma of brownies drizzled with chocolate liqueur, coffee grounds, hops noticeable, great vanilla and whiskey in the finish. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate balanced soon by heavily bitter coffee and roast, warming whiskey finish. Palate is velvety and viscous. This is pretty nice, it almost seems a bit restrained for something of this strength.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from beermerchants.co.UK. One of those perfect beers. Loads of whiskey, loads of chocolate and coffee. Really ace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of whisky is quite strong with some light vanilla notes and some light roasted malt notes. Taste is bit hot with some warming alcohol and clear whisky notes which are balanced by sweet rich black chocolate notes. Body is full with good carbonation and some alcohol ester notes are clearly present. A bit too much whisky for my taste with alcohol being a bit too present as well thought the base beer is still very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours oily black with dark brown head. Nose and taste of charcoal, roasted chocolate and coffee, whiskey, nuts, oak, vanilla and peat. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3674) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 13/07/19, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured March 5 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of cappuccino head, nice lacing; nose: roasted malt, alcohol, light burnt malt, light resinous hops, toffee, strong coffee, molasses, light woody, light whisky; mouth: intense, roasted malt, alcohol, resinous hops, light burnt malt, strong coffee, molasses, light woody, light whisky, vanilla, intense finale in brunt malt with presence of alcohol, full body, not much carbonation, mildly bitter, mild astringency, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: intense FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 13/07/19, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 4 mars 2012; œil :noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse cappuccino, bonne dentelle; nez : malt rôti, alcool, léger malt brûlé, léger houblon résineux, toffee, café fort, mélasse, léger boisé, léger whisky; bouche : intense, malt rôti, alcool, houblon résineux, léger malt brûlé, café fort, mélasse, léger boisé, léger whisky, vanille, finale intense en malt brûlé avec présence d’alcool, corsée, peu carbonatée, moyennement amère, astringence moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : intense

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (745) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 16, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Thanks to Papsoe for this beer. It pours black with a generous tan head. The aroma is of whisky with some chocolate. The flavor is strongly of whisky, along with roasted notes and chocolate. It finishes with a big alcohol warming. All in all, a bit over the top for me, but definitely a must have for whisk(e)y lovers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, roasted, chocolate, vanilla and wood. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is roasted with sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer with a high level of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, whiskey, alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, whiskey, chocolate and liquorish.


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