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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Unde (594) - 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 (259) - 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 (3165) - 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 (210) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (978) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
37.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is big, brownish, rocky, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, light smoky, flavor is heavy roasty, dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, medicine, ash, toast, licorice. Heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting extremely heavy bitter, roasty, hoppy and all shades of bitterness, alcohol is well covered, only appears in my stomach and later in my head. Full body, sticky, soft carbonation. Extreme dessert beer, quite sick, not too easy, great one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1802) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
A damn fine Imperial Stout! Black as midnight on a moonless night... Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av røykt og røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, bek og lakris. Smak av røykt og røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, unami, bek og lakris. Bittersøt avslutming. Almost Perfect Imperial. Tap @ Melkebaren.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (508) - - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 Dark opaque like crude oil colour with big creamylong lasting light brown head. Carbonation is slow. Aroma: Alcohol is noticable, hop aroma is very high, hop bitterness also but is well balanced with malts of dark fruits, roasted coffe, roasted chocolate, tobacco. You can detect fruity esters. Full, massive body, low carbonation, very complex, creamy taste, even more than Geore vs. Brian editions with concrete alcoholic note in finish. Aftertaste is sweet and at the same time liqueuric and surprisingly bitter. Hoppy aftertaste. Really complex beer which can easily kick your ass. This beer is ideal for cellaring - In my case it was only 3 years old. I will buy one more bottle for mature.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (1156) - , CYPRUS - APR 11, 2015
Shared. Black colour. Heavy roasted malt, alcohol, coffee aroma. Taste is aggressive, dark chocolate, boozy, bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2091) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt rubber, liquorice, coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a massive bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit boozy, but judging by the taste (as opposed to my hand-eye coordination) I wouldn’t have guessed it’s that high. Frankly, hard to rate because it’s such a beast of a beer. Lots of dark chocolate and burnt rubber. Massive.


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