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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: 164   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8151) - 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 (5936) - 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 (3761) - 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 (3904) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 23, 2011
from Erzbierschof.ch - colour of a black hole with a dark beige foam löeft and a nice lacework; very roasted coffeish aroma with metallic notes, hazelnuts, vanilla as well as whisky and woody notes below; very thick and full-bodied, sticky and hugely bitter; very tasty; very long bitter roasted finish with notes of coffee, ashes, metal and licorice; very dry and with strong notes of warming alcohol - extreme stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Tasting at Papsø
It pours a very thick and oily black color, with just few sparse bubbles. The aroma is not very strong, but quite interesting, with dusty chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee grains, tobacco; light cardboard too; it smells almost like an old grocery store in traditional villages. Strong body, the mouthfeel is actually less oily than expected; the flavor is sweet as usual, with very strong chocolate and some more roasted malt in the final; traces of whiskey. Correct bitterness. Well balanced, in its powerdom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5696) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to yespr for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, a bit oily. Heavy malty and roasty aroma. Starts intense malty, quite roasty, also quite alcoholic. Finish fiery, complex malty, burning aftertaste. Finish could be a bit more balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2011
Nose is coffee, sweet malt, vanilla, coconut, feel is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is sweet licorice, sour notes, cane sugar, alcohol, weak smoke

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bedainedebiere (506) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
375ml bottle. Great whiskeyish notes aroma that knocks one out right away but the coming crazy-heavy-sweet stuff is already perceptible. Very heavy beer, almost with a feeling of liquid tar. Delightful notes of dark chocolate, dried berries, cherries, whisky, with some sour notes but it is so, so sweet. Even the quite intense herbal hoppiness can’t really balance this out. Well-done, amazingly attractive marketing presentation but I guess I like my barrel-aged Imperial Stout better when less intense in sweetness and, most probably, in alchool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5911) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(375ml bottle best by 7/15/19 thanks to bu11zeye) near black with light tan soapy edge bubbles. Nose of whiskey, caramel, vanilla and ashy. Taste of whiskey, big alcohol, vanilla, very ashy, an alcohol bomb! Not nearly as good as the Islay.

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