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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle (9 months old): Poured a pitch black color with a small foamy head with little carbonation and minimal retention. Aroma consists purely of alcohol ester with some grossly sweet notes also discernable. Taste is dominated by bad alcohol ester and is grossly sweet in a much exaggerated way. This beer has totally no balance and I cannot even envision this improving with cellaring. We split a 375ml three ways and not one of us could actually finish the sample. I am all for extreme beer but some type of balance must be maintained which is definitely not the case here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5433) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Dark pour with brown head and lace. Huge notes of abv, burnt coffee, and a hint of choco. Slick coffee with a big sweet as well. Full bodied with medium carbonation. A beer that made my head swim to breath deep. A very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Thanks to Lithy for sharing this one at decaturstevoís Februmergency Tasting. From my wants list too, Thanks again! Opaque black with a tan head. Bourbon, alcohol, coffee roast malts chocolate,and vanilla are among the aromas that come easily from this brew. The flavors follow the aroma. Full bodied sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at our Febmergency tasting, best by 12/12/17. Pours black with amber extremities and nut much head. The aroma is alcohol, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, oak, and cherry. The flavor is strong alcohol, coffee, some distant oak, vanilla, and ash. The alcohol is surprisingly well masked. Altogether this is pretty textbook for the extreme imperial stout genre, but it’s very well executed. Oh, and itís my 1600th rating!

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Tasting @ argo0ís place. 375ml bottle, cork marked 12/12/17. Courtesy of acrdz. Jet black pour with a ringed brown head. Awesome nose - chocolate liquor, roasty malts, rich. Flavor is... AWFUL. Way, WAY too hot and boozy, tar and dark fruit over bitter coffee. I guess, according to the commercial description, Iím a sissy, but I like drinkable beer. Will age help? I canít imagine, but who knows... there is lots going on in this beer, but itís obliterated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle at decaturstevoís Februmergency Tasting for those of us that missed out on Sexual Chocolate í09. Thanks to lithy for getting us all fucked up! Pours a near black with the smallest ring of brown head. Great aroma of milk chocolate, roast, expresso, sweet vanilla, and some alcohol. However, the alcohol on the aroma is nothing compared the amount on the flavor, as well as anise, bourbon, and roasty chocolate. Very cool deliver of such a high amount of alcohol. Best mikkeller beer Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Bottle. Pours a still black with almost no head visable. Aroma of roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruit and alcohol. The flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, sugar, coffee, licorice, dark fruit and alcohol. This is a huge beer, the mouthfeel is extremely oily with a warming finish. Itís surprisingly easy to drink (with regards to a 17.5% beer anyway) and shows some real potential for aging.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2009
375ml Bottle (Thanks Svesse) - Black in colour with a tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with molasses, chocolate and some hoppy hints. The taste is rich, bitter and warming. Chocolate, molasses and coffee feature in the taste. Itís incredibly rich and definitely one to sip slowly. Not bad but I still think itís a bit of a gimmick.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Bottle. Poured black with no head. strong smell of alcohol. The flavor was sharp with a tangy aftertaste. Too thick. Probably wouldnít have this again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2009
Black colored brew. #1100. Aroma is alcoholic, spiritus, whisky. Flavor is vinous, whiskey, strong alcoholic, strong bitterness, licorice. A bit controversial, but I like it.


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