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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: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle, merci Pat! Oily black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is quite nice, actually there is a bit of really volatile alcohol at first but once that is passed what remains is a nutty, chocolatey mix, subtle oak notes, a tad roasty but very rich and dessert like, some vanilla. Tastes like dark chocolate, a little too boozy and bitter but not bad. Palate is slick and oily, carbonation is relatively low and the body quite heavy. Not bad, a definite improvement on the regular but still far from the great imperial stouts IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16163) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
Bottled 375 ml (Beer Hunters, BB 07/2019, vintage 2009)
Pitch black, tiny brown color. First impression about aroma: perfumic then dark malts dominate, whisky notes are very faint. Medium to full-bodied. Very sweet beer. Alcohol, typical Black’s herbal bitterness, whisky. This is clearly "Black + added whisky". Straightforward. Still after 3 years has more potential with cellaring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottled. A dominant sweet roasted flavor and aroma. A nice blend of chocolate, citrus brown sugar, earth coffee. The finish is dry and sweet. I liked it.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5910) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3739) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (754) - 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.

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