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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 840   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2532) - 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 (3898) - 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 (1215) - 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 (850) - 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 (41) - 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 (592) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (67) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Dark as the night and with a thick and sticky brown head. Aroma of dried fruits, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very nice and complex taste with lot’s of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and some pleasant bitterness in the end. This is a massive beer. Got a bit tipsy I must admit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1350) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm. Pours a light-sucking blakc with a low tan head. Aromas of dark-roasted coffee, dark chocolate, muscovado sugar, liqourice, slight leather and tobacco tones. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, slight liqourice, brown sugar, dark dried fruit. Mouthfeel is quite coarse and dry with no carbonation. Aftertaste is dark bitter chocolate and coffee. Yes, I know there’s no actual coffee in this beast, but it sure feels like it!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (447) - POLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta nawet pod światło. Piana beżowa / jasno brązowa, obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, utrzymująca się i ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Całość jest gęsta i oleista. [5/5] Aromat: zdecydowanie słodki, czekolada (jakby czekoladki z likierem), ciemne słody, kakao oraz nuta alkoholowa. Smak: bardzo pełny i słodki z goryczkową i nieco ściągającą kontrą. Wspomniana czekolada, melasa, lekka kwaskowość podobna do szampana oraz zdecydowana alkoholowa końcówka ogrzewająca przełyk przez długi czas, niemal drapiąca. Legenda Mikkellera. Jedno z najmocniejszych, warzonych przez niego piw i najbardziej uznanych. Ciekawostką jest zmienna zawartość alkoholu, bowiem wcześniej miało prawie 1,5 % więcej. Niestety - jak dla mnie - jest nieco zbyt goryczkowe i trochę ściągające w smaku. Barwa i (zwłaszcza) piana są zaskakująco dobre, aromat także przyjemny, jednak w smaku przeszkadza mi ta zbyt goryczkowa kontra. Chyba wolę te bardziej słodkie, zbalansowane wersje RIS-ów. Piwo nie jest złe, ale do moich najlepszych dziesięciu nie awansuje. Do tego cena zdecydowanie zbyt wysoka.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (228) - HONG KONG - APR 30, 2014
Bottle pour at home. Pitch black pour but not as thick as I'd feared. Thin tan but lasting head with lots of lacing. Aroma is interesting - deep roasty malts but with a sweet alcohol smell too, like a fruity sweet white wine. Taste is similar. Huge alcohol taste explosion at first - again like moscato or something - followed by maltiness and then slightly bitter finish with lingering alcohol and sweet wine flavor. Overall far more drinkable and pleasant once you get used to the sweetness. Almost as if you made a Black and Tan of half stout, half sweet wine.


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