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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
Bottle at Nnudds tasting. We finished the 22 Impy stout tasting with this mother and it really overpowered everything. Not only to the good side but this is a power house! It pours completely black with dark brown head. Lots of tar, tobacco, overripe fruit and paint in aroma. Soft mouthfeel but you hardly recognise it as the flavour explodes in your mouth with chocolate, bitter hops, tar and burnt malts. It has a long alcoholic finish. Overall its too much of it all to be honest but its truely amazing how many tasting notes you can get out of this beer. Im looking forward to try it again in a year or so when it must be more tempered.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours jet black with coffee smell. The coffee hits you in the finish,an excellent puckering bitterness that squares integrates with sweetness. Great for what it is. Medium plus mouthfeel. The 17.5% is definately a closer, have a bed nearby.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Bottle, shared w/ and compliments of danielcurtis81. Doesn’t take long for the 17.5ABV to hit your throat. This one is strong and heavy, and I swear it tastes like Mesquite Merinade, just not quite as thick. Truly interesting and truly different. Wow is all I can say, and I’m still not sure if it’s a good wow or bad.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
FatPhil (9258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Shit.
Bottle (EBF2008) - thanks M0rhi!
Boozy and burnt. Over-burnt. Over-boozy. A pitiful victim of the inane ’some is good, therefore more is better’ syndrome. I’d rather chew on a lump of coal and mainline turpentine than take a third sip of this complete freakish disaster. (Yes, I took a second sip to make sure that the train-wreck I witnessed on the first sip was real. It was.) This may be big in some people’s eyes, but it’s about as far away from being clever as it’s possible to get. Shit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4777) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle. Completely black with an uneven brown froth. Vanilla, chocolate and hints of coffee in the nose. Alcoholic, too. Complex flavours, strongly alcoholic, vanilla is dominant together with chocolate and that touch of roast. Full-bodied and smooth. One of a kind, but one bottle is enough. A bit too alcoholic in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours a pitchblack beer with a chocolatebrown head. The aromna is soft roasted malts, coffee, licorice and notes of alcohol. The flavor is alcohol and roasted malts. The mouthfeel is bold and sharp from the alcohol. Overall this beer has a nice aroma, but in the flavor and the mouthfeel the alcohol is a bit overpowering.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Sweet light chocolate or coffee aroma. Sweet body with a light alcohol note. Sweet coffee palate with a nice alcohol warmth. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
This beer was not nearly as good as I expected. It poured with a black body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a little lacing left on the glass. This beer hits every part of the tongue, but, I think that’s what I don’t like about it. It starts out sweet and fruity then it gets bitter and hoppy then it’s salty and peppery and it’s al mixed with strong alcohol notes. Full bodied, dry and hot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle. Wow this beer has some punch. Pours a pitch black mystery to revel a green bottle (why would you but a beer this thick and black in a green bottle?!). Oak flavors fill the nose. Tastes like you are drinking BBQ sauce, the most delicious BBQ sauce you’ve ever had but BBQ sauce none the less. Doesn’t taste that strong on the tougue but it hits you half way down and leaves lingering burn. Perhaps better with age but worth the try. If not for the price tag it would be fabulous to cook with!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2008
Draught@Pegasus, Copenhagen Appearance: Black, almost no head. Aroma: Cocoa, Molasses, Alcohol, Ripe fruit. Flavor: Licorice, Chocolate, Ash, Alcohol, Vanilla, Dark caramel. Palate: Thick and very sweet with low carbonation. A sipper for sure! For a beer this strength, this is quite interesting. I found it to be quite pleasing to sip away at during an hour or so. Could use some aging tho. Worth a try!


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