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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.

uhre's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhre (384) - - MAY 20, 2010
Aroma of coffee very nice black with a huge head. The flavor is great burned and a bit of whisky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (17255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
375ml bottle. Fast schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, Vanille, holzig. Geschmack intensiv süß malzig, karamellig schokoladig, holzig, Whiskey, gut!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2253) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Pitch black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and hazelnut. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut and some vanilla, followed by a short, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17675) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Malzig würziger, wenig alkoholischer Antrunk. Röstig, süßlich, vollmundig. Noten von Schokolade und Vanille. 10/11/11/11/11/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1798) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 12, 2016
backlog at Mikkeller Viktoriagade in feb 15. Huge aroma if peated whisky, along with molasses, dark chocolate and some booze. Complex palate, loads of heat with slight hint of smoke, sausage, vanilla, peat, malts. Somewhat creamy compared to the original which is always a classic. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Light Woody, nitty and roast. Jet black brown with a light brown head. Bitter, woody, astringent and roasty notes. Bitter sweetness with lots of wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2015
12/10/2010 8:40:24 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Dark black with thin brown head. Nose is sweet and very much reeks of alcohol. Fruity too. Taste of chocolate and lots of lots of alcohol. Way too strong for my kind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle, white wax, gift from Secret Santa. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly, good residual and lacing. Aroma is cocoa, anise, molassesa and whiskey. Flavor is quite sweet, fully bitter, tons of cocoa and anise, strong whiskey with some smoke and peat. Rich and flavorful, a bit hot, but at 17%, its actually doing pretty good. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlandersNed (394) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2015
375ml bottle from 4+ years ago. This is NOT the BA Black Hole (higher ABV & no coffee, different label, etc.). Big, rich, dark chocolate liqueur, prune, peated whiskey, oak & espresso flavors with a charred sugar and dried, dark, fruit finish. Heavy body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of peanuts, smoky dark chocolate, wet wood, prune, vanilla extract. Extremely sweet and boozy. Flavor is equally intense, beginning sugary and layered with molasses, brown sugar and reduced prunes and plums. Intense oak character and roast bitterness settle in on the sides of the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - APR 29, 2015
375ml bottle of 2010 at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Black color with beige brown head. Alcoholic aroma, more like martini than whiskey, fruits, figs raisins plums, light roasted malty notes, chocolate, wood. Taste is sweet in the beginning, alcohol, chocolate and fruits, then it becomes bitter, with strong coffee notes. Full silky body with soft carbonation, bitter chocolate, light coffee and alcoholic finish.

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