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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Had at the Seattle International Beer festival. Pours very dark black with dark brown fizz film that lasts. Aroma dark chocolate, burbon, licorice. Huge alcohol presence that burns considerably for first 2-3oz of drink. Mellows as you drink so you can begin to taste sweet chocolate beginning, but alcohol dominates this one. Needs more balance.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (931) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottle sent in a trade with pantanap I believe. Many thanks again Kan! Shared with wetherel and Sean at the PP Bottle Shop. This beer is seriously over the top! I almost donít know what to say here. Black pour, with a big burnt malt and espresso nose. Holy sugar bombs! This crazy concoction slams the palate like a sledgehammer. Sweet sweet sweet; and then some more espresso. Ends with a slight bitter twang I couldnít figure out...and then fiery cauldrons of alcohol burn! Difficult to drink, but it gets the points for intrigue I guess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2008
Bottled, bought in Vejle. Hazy brown color, no head. Sweet vanilla aroma, chocolat. Very very alcoholic taste. Initial taste is brilliant, but immediately alcohol kicks in and finshes with extreme dry bitteness. Could have been so much better. Now it is so over the top.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
hapjyduece brought this to PP bottle shop. Thanks Justin! Recipe for Mikkeller Black: One cup of espresso + 1 cup sugar + 1/2 cup Everclear. Incredible nose burning aroma of tons of malt. Espresso with tons of sugar. Way over the top flavor. Tastes severly underattenuated. Syrupy texture. Great tasting beer, but very low drinkability. Not sure whether to rate high or low.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Iíll give it to them this is one crazy beer, but personally I think it goes to far. The words that come to mind are "Massive" and "Train Wreck". Pours a pitch black, with no light penetration, thin dark tan head. The aroma is very boozy, lots of alcohol and some chocolate, soy sauce, and roasted malt hidden behind it, then in your face bitter hops. There is a lot of flavor going on in this imp stout, but all the flavors are very sharp with little harmony. Dark bitter chocolate, espresso, dried dark fruits, creamy sweetness, cocoa beens, and then extremely bitter hops that donít meld with the malt. Yes, it is complex, but way way over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2008
pouredblack with a brown head. aroma roasted malts. dark fruits that are at the end of their prime and startimg to turn sour, alcohol in a big way,, bitter chocolate, coffee, Flavor dark fruits, alot of cherry, malts, alcohol. This is my type of beer big and bold and strong with alot of alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from Keg Liqour. Poured black color with a moderate to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted dark chocolate and sweet fruit with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy texture. Heavy sweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a heavy standout beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
The first time I sampled this, I was drunk so I didn’t rate it. The second time I sampled this, I wish I had been drunk so I didn’t remember it. I am fairly confident we’re supposed to believe that Chinese character stands for ’black’ or whatever, but it kind of looks like a monster. An evil, sinister monster that would trick you into drinking soy sauce-infused nail polish remover and then post pictures of you all over the Internet. The beer is an implied ulcer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2008
PIB 2008. Over the top imperial stout... drool. Intense flavors of every sort, chocolate covered cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, rum, coffee, flavor and flavor. I can see some peoples point, it is over the top, but I’d be lying to say I didn’t enjoy every drop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Poured at Portland International Beerfest--A dark black abysmal opaque beer with a small tan head. Rich, roasted malt bomb with a multiplicity of complexities. In your face but not over doing it if this is possible. Quite bitter, sweet, fruity, and WOW!


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