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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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The strongest beer in Scandinavia. This imperial stout is the craziest, wildest, strongest beer from Mikkeller to this date. Not for sissies.......! Sample it fresh or store it for many many years to come!
Ingredients : Water, malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade, ale yeast and champagne yeast.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (126) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2015
Draught. Pitch black with a generous, smooth, lasting coffee coloured head. Loads of lacing around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, leather, alcohol. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, blackcurrant. Warming alcohol on the finish but not dominant. Light carbonation, sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (387) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Butelka 375ml (26.06.2024). Barwa czarna, piana brazowa, gesta, obfita, mega oblepiajaca szklo. Aromat glownie alkoholowy z nuta czekolady w tle. W smaku tez mocno alkoholowe, nuty sherry, palone i czekoladowe daleko w tle, slodki posmak. Piwo mega tresciwe, oleiste, na granicy pijalnosci, alkohol przykrywa prawie wszystko z malutkim kwaskiem po ogrzaniu. Goryczka duza, alkoholowa, palona. Piwo ok ale alkoholu troche za duzo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (340) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 18, 2015
z kranu, Jabeerwocky. na megaszybko: z jednej strony super RIS z wieloma fajnymi cechami (np wielka intensywnoscia aromatow i smaku) a z drugiej strony... wykreca twarz alkoholem. Sumarycznie: nie dla mnie.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2755) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
2013 version on tap at BrewDog’s Aberdeen pub. Rlack body with a very, very durable and creamy light brown head. Boozy, intimidating aroma. Flavor: alcohol is a major part of the flavor profile, but this is an extremely rich ale, with a huge load of malts and plenty of hops. Low level of burnt grain/char. So strong (taste and ABV) it takes some adjustment. hidden in the taste. Medium-full body with near medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
[7045-20150206] Bottle. Woody burnt wine barrel aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Burnt boozy barrel wood flavour with a long heavily sweet aftertaste. Full body. Good but really heavy. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(c/o mds)
Overheard: "Dogs have stinky farts."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Pitch black beer and beige head on top. Aroma is really boozy, some fruits come up maybe from the champagne yeast and roasted aromas are well present. Taste has roasted malts, same fruit that was in the aroma and well lots of booze. Full body and medium carbonation. Way too much booze for my taste, but I liked the fruit flavour that comes from the champagne yeast.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
enzodrum (1) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
Black as night with a persistent tan head, Mikeller black is extremely dry considering the abv. Lingering bitterness contrasts the burnt caramel backbone. High presence of herbal aromas, purple basil and coriander along with anise and white pepper. Obviously big 90% chocolate and Kenyan coffee also, with the earthy and red berry taste that define them. Difficult to really qualify, this beer had to be experienced, as it warms up, fine vanilla and oak undertones mix with the burnt sugar to give it a very full taste. Does not at all feel like 17%, more like 11-12. Will most definitely benefit from a couple of years of cellaring.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekboniek (193) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Beczka. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, niewysoka utrzymująca się do końca. Aromat zdecydowanie palony, kawowy, czekoladowy. Wygląd zewnętrzny: bardzo lepka, oleista ciecz. W smaku słodycz, czekolada, kawa. Ładnie grzeje w przełyk, pozostawiając lekko kwaskawy posmak na podniebieniu. Goryczka zdecydowanie wysoka, lekko zalegająca i drapiąca. Czuć moc alkoholu ale bardzo pasuje do tego trunku. Świetne piwo, warte spróbowania.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3053) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
from tap in the Kulminator with bart black colored body with an off white head and a malt coffee alcholic chocolate aroma a malt coffee chocolat alcholic bitter sweet taste with alcholic bitter finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fredd_an (173) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Svart färg med kaffe bärnstenskrona. Väldigt söt rostad doft. Stärkande söt balanserad alkohol smak med massa bitter kaffe i eftersmaken. Även choklad. Alkoholen sticker dock ut betydligt. Tur man redan är full. Haha! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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