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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (3117) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 070314. The biggest baddest beer I have had. Black is everything that you want in a great beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1398) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Cap is stamped 30/6/2020. What a shelf life.
Appearance: Jet black body with a dense brown head. Head settles to a firm and thick coating.
Aroma: Big fig/raisins with a hint of smoke and dark chocolate. Booze shows through, but it’s not awful.
Taste: Huge fig, raisin and grape flavors. Boozy finish with some charred malts and dark chocolate. Boozy on the tongue, rubbing alcohol and heavy char on the finish. Not the best, but it’s palatable, sort of.
Palate: Thick and near chewy, no carbonation.
Overall: This is too boozy and rough to recommend. It’s much better than the last time I had it from this batch though, I don’t know how. Either way I’d avoid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Purchased at Řlbutikken in Copenhagen, DK; enjoyed in my hotel room in Stockholm towards the end of my vacation. This stuff is pretty powerful. Appearance is a thick pitch black with a rich and frothy dark tan head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma is rich in dark chocolate, cacao, smells potent. Taste lightly burns on my lips and has a burning aftertaste, rich in dark chocolate, bitter and lightly sweet. One of the most potent I’ve had, and I half like it / half don’t want to like it for some reason...I get the feeling this was trying to be powerful for the sake of it, but it does taste good. Conflicting brew for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Poured a totally black, oil color without much of a head at all. Aroma was roasted malt notes, a lot of roasted character. Flavor was a little roasted notes, boozy chocolate. A lot of heat in this one. A bit too extreme here, which is a bit of a disappointment. Heavy booze, burn. etc.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Soy sauce chocolate. Taste is sweeeeet chocolate malt. Tio sweet. Not hot. Unbalanced aged. Oh ya this is 6 years old. It’s drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Not as good as the barrel aged version I’ve had of this because the booze isn’t tempered by anything. It’s rare that I prefer the barrel versions as well. Some cacao in here. Pours black with decent head and lacing. Dark chocolate and tangy booze. Finishes very bitter with some sweetness from booze. Tap thanks to radagast at Churchkey.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1043) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 ounce draft pour at ChurchKey shared by radagast83. Thanks Chris! Black with brown hues, light tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, booze, coffee, big bitter notes on the finish. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2014
ABV on bottle 16.5. Tried my 1st wedding anniversary at splsh lagoon erie pa. Pours thick midnight with a viscus thick head that never seems to leave. Big aromas of cask aging, wood, big chocolate, roasted barley, coffee and a slight alcoholic burn. Flavors harsh upfront with astringent burnt barley, alcohol, chocolate, smoke, wood and cask aging which is well pronounced. The astringent bitterness and alcohol take away the huge flavor profiles. Still, there is so much going on to be a special treat.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
luser2000 (37) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2014
Egyértelműen a kedvencem, még akkor is, ha egy üveggel a kedvenc helyemen éppen 2.500,- Ft.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (570) - HUNGARY - MAY 24, 2014
0.375l bottle. Pitch black body, creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, earty hops, smoke and some sulfur. Taste of chocolate, coffee, milk, orange, smoke and loads of floral hop bitterness. Nice one, but the finish is a bit too bitter for me. Massive beer, that’s for sure.


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