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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
common

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2009
This poured black in color with a thin to moderate brown head of fine bubbles. The nose was filled with aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, roasted coffee and alcohol. In the mouth it was full-bodied, concentrated, sweet and alcoholic. The alcohol really pokes out in this one, almost like a cocktail. It is quite smooth with great depth of flavor but the alcohol and burnt flavors are a bit distracting. While drinking you come to terms with the alcohol but it becomes almost ponderous on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours out black with a small lacing head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits and some alcohol. Taste is complex and definitely full bodied. Roasted malt, chocolate earth, smoke, dried fruit and some lingering sweetness, for being so strong on the alcohol it did finish boozy, but not as much as I would have expected, then again this bottle was well over a year old.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Thick and oily gives this bitch a 5 appearance. Very sweet on the nose and flavor. Coffee and dark chocolate as well, but sweet as hell. The finish goes from sweet to a huge rush of bittering hops that balances this incredibly well. Intimidating and kickass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
a dark beer. go figure. a tan head showcasing larger than normal bubbles. Nose was substantially rich and vinious with notes of banana, chocolate, alcohol soaked pumpernickel bread, pot wine, and possibly other aspirtiffs. Flavors were charred, smokey, and sweet. The sweetness seems to hide the alcohol, but then theres extreme bitterness behind everything. THe beer is somewhat of a war zone with the smokey, earthy, sweet, bitter nuances all fighting for a stance, creating somewhat of a muddled mess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle from Systembolaget. Probably drunk a bit early from its peak but better than when I had it 7 months younger. We split the bottle on 4 and it was probably one to few. It smells of soy and alcohol. Full bodied, sort of sweet and malty taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2562) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Bottle. Black. Smells alcohol, tar and soy. Tastes like a burnt pop corn with soy. This is an extreme beer, but the 17,5% alcohol is still well hidden. Big taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2008
375, foiled, corked, and baled. Pours jet black, with a loose, sudsy, surging, sloppy burnt tan head. Plenty of lace, and, even after a fair little while, a decent slurry of foamy film across the top. And this is not the newest bottle by any means; it has been sitting for 8 months. Roasty, plummy, highly boozy nose--boozy enough to give you a bit of a headache. Creamy medium body. A bit oily, but not especially sticky. Roasty, chocolatey, plummy, licoricey, and quite boozy mid-palate. Very good, very attention-grabbing. Not completely amazing but certainly not a disappointment at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Pure black. Aroma - alcohol, dark malts, vinuous, tarry. Extremely boozy, in fact, rather too much for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle from aplusbreaks. Pours very viscous, black with a a very thin, wispy, tan head. Specks of lace. Smells of super dark roasted malts, slightly sweet with some burnt scents and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Tastes super sweet and dark ripe/rotten fruity. Lots of roast and lots of alcohol. Slightly sour with a good amount of smoke as well. Full body, good carbonation. Sorry to say, that much like SA Triple Bock I am not a fan of this brew. It gives me the shivers.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4402) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
What a strange name for a very individual beer.Black and very flat with as you would expect a strong presence of alcohol. Roasted sherry like flavours dominate. Drunk on a cold winters night and reached the spots other beers could not come near.


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