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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: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (700) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4790) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, coffee, alcohol. Flavour is whiskey, coffee, alcohol, cacao, burnt malt, licorice, oak. Full body. Rough nice zippy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2011
During Mikkel’s and Thomass’ visit in Athens, Oct 2009. Pitch black wiht tiny brown head. Very roasted malt aroma, sugar, alcohol, vanilla,wood, some disntant whiskey notes in the background. Nice mouthfeel, roasted malt aroma, coffee,vanilla, wood, boozier than the other barel treatment. Nice .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7351) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2011
Dark black coloured. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma of roasted bread, chocolate, lightly smoked, lactic acid. Flavor has notes of whisky, more smoke. Heavy sweet start, finish moderate bitter. Syrupy texture soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (5356) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
smoke, whisky,black, brown foam, medium bitterness, creamy, soft carbonation, nice long sweet black finish. nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3412) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Jet black motor oil pour. Small dark brown head. Intense aroma of burnt, scorched malts, wood and burnt soy. The burnt ingredient theme is quite prevalent in this beer. Quite smoky, and the peat comes through. Good body, light carb. Intense bitterness and quite a bit of heat from the alcohol. Better than the islay and cognac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geiserich (3621) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle: Aroma is full of molasse, coffe, alcohol, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate and sugar. Black color, frothy, brown head. Flavor is very intensive, sweet, candies, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Also whisky and barrel notes. Roasty with notes of burnt malts and bitter hops. Complex, intensive and strong. Slams intensively.

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