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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: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6526) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle provided by Pinball. Wow ! Opaque pitch black pour with a thick creamy beige head. Tar, whisky, hard roasted malt, liquorice, warming alcohol, sweet caramel and chocolate in the aroma. The flavour heavy roasted with notes of motor oil, oak, vanilla, peat, roasted malt, brown sugar, soy, coffee and chocolate. Extremely complex. Almost too muc but neeeeh..... Oh forgot the oily thick texture....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle, shared by Meilby. A black one, topped by a big, tan head. Didn’t expect that size of head, but it looks really, really nice, sure deserving a 5 on appearance. Alcohol, burnt malts, whisky and notes of vanilla and soy on the nose. The flavor is pretty much the same, with lots of dark sugary sweetness and a very evident alcohol flavor and mouth warmth. It’s full-bodied and almost sticky on the palate. The finish lasted for a really long time, I still felt the taste of it when I entered the cab to go home after finishing the beer. Well, I liked the beer, but it almost disappointed (sic) after the Islay barrel aged one we had just before this one. 110114

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle #2 at Bills big vertical tasting. Pours a deep pitch brown. Nice tan head. Whiskey and slightly smoky aroma. Thick and chewy. Flavors of vanilla, wood, licorice and chocolate. Notes of alcohol and malts on the finish. Not too sweet. Great beer, though not as nice as the Islay. Still, a top brew from Mikkeller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 14, 2011
(bottle - 375 ml) Dark black pour with no head or carbonation. Heavy roasted malt, dark fruit, wine and whiskey aroma. Very complex flavor. Lots of fruits, roasted malts, coffee, oak and vanilla at the start with a big whiskey and oak flavor at the finish. Warming and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
375 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 17.5%. Pitch black colour, large brown head. Very malty and sweetish aroma, roasty, strong notes of whisky, vanilla and oak. Intense roasty and very sweet flavour, notes of strong coffee, whisky and vanilla. Alcohol burn throughout. Too much of the good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Forgetfu poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of whiskey, roastiness, plum, raisin, bitter chocolate, vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of whiskey, roastiness, plum, vanilla and dark chocolate with a smooth dry warming lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle. Black with a nice tan head. Good aroma of whisky, barrel, roasted malt, some smoke and alcohol. The taste was on the sweet side, heavy with alcohol. Still an excellent beer and rather complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2251) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Tydlig fatkaraktär (självklart), rökig, bittersöt, tjock och tung och smått underbar asfalt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
bottel , thanks to bu11zeye, black pour with minimal foam, thick sweet whiskey and malt aroma, flavor of malty chocolate, digestif liquors, oaky char, dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2011
Taster @BBF 2010. Wow - what a great beer. Whiskey flavors are well balanced within the Imp Stout confines - if you enjoy whiskey, this is one to try!

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