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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2008
Color is intens black, the beer has a great viscosity and it is topped with a nice and stable warm brown fluffy head. Aroma is very powerful and is highly complex. First the coffee and dark sugars are comming forward, along with these primery sensations there is also some chalk-powder, tarmak, peck, orange based liquor like Mandarine Napoleon or Grand Marnier but also some stuff like Tia Maria. Like the Riedle Bordeaux glass filled up with this fine crafted beer is smiling to me, more complex aroma’s are showing up. Earth, fruit confit, mango and confiture d’ognion. In the end there are tons of hops that are super fine integrated in this masive brew. Taste is build like a B 52 with a lot of explosives on board The mouthfeel is balm like and very smooth, it is soft and complex sweet with an outstanding body of the best possible sugars, roasted coffee beans, black chocolats and top XO cognac. It reveals an extreem boost of hop bitters and a kicking spiceyness that works well with the body-warming well covered 17% of alcohol. Aftertaste is mega-complex and lingers on for a very long time. A big beer with with an outstanding elegance. Sorry guys, but this is top notch, Full marks for me. I do taste all my beer in the best possible conditions, DO YOU ? ? ?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
The single most extrem beer i have ever tasted! It has a perfect appearance/aroma and when it hits your mouth a series of different, yet in perfect balance, taste explosions evolves, ending in the wildest hoppy feeling, that just keeps going and going and going...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Oh, this is a monstrosity. Pure black nectar with a shy pancake head that finally amounts to something half way through the pour. It just sits there, the whole session. Strong aromas of bitter cocoa, roasted coffee bean, leather, and molasses. Full nectar like pudding on the palate with superb carbonation for something so dense. Huge chocolate malt backbone is sliced and diced with surgical precision by a sharp aspirin hop component. The whole sip is a battle zone thrashing and cutting between malt and hop. The flavor is intense and moderately sweet with huge bittering to balance. The alcohol is high and mighty yielding crazy mental abstractions from thought to sip. The finish is as memorable as your fist broken limb or ER suture. Wow! This one gets my Trump card.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Style and Glass: Imperial Stout; Snifter ABV, Volume & Calories: 17.5% in 12.7 fl oz. estimated at 400 C Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $18.99 Neither of those (17.5 or 18.99 or 12.7 fl. oz. ) are typos. Aroma: amazing, coffee, cocoa, hay, barnyard, oak, alcohol, ether. Visuals: world class packaging, blackness, midnight, deep woods, solid, thick, viscous, staying tan head, intricate lace. Taste: nicely balanced, off the charts in malt and hops, a new level of strength. Superb. Palate: highest quality, syrupy texture, long dark finish. Overall: The DFH 120 minute IPA of the world of imperial stouts. All others pale. It is without a doubt the best beer I have ever tasted in my life. I will go and clear the shelves of it, whatever the cost. It’s not only a favorite, it is my new superlative standard. Highest value for the highest craft. Mikkeller is only posing as a human.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Sweet sherry aroma. Alcohol in the aroma. The dark malts and sherry-like aromas are incredible. Some plum in the aroma. Very nice thick dense brown head. Much bigger head than I would expect from a beer that is 17.5%. The color is fitting of the name, black. Wow! The flavor is almost espresso like. Think of espresso made with roasted barley instead of coffee. The flavor does not have the same sherry-like character the aroma had. This is just deep roasted goodness. I’ve had plenty of dark beers, way more than I could ever count, and this has the most incredible dark roast flavor of any beer I’ve ever had. Wow, again. Every sip of this just blows my mind. I’m pretty damned jaded when it comes to beer and this thing makes me feel like a freaking beer virgin again. I don’t give a crap what this costs, I paid 16 bucks for my bottle, if you find this beer, buy every bottle you can. Drink one and hide the rest. I know I am going to go around and stock up on this. Holy s--t this is good! I have a beergasm with every sip.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
luser2000 (39) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2014
Egyértelműen a kedvencem, még akkor is, ha egy üveggel a kedvenc helyemen éppen 2.500,- Ft.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 070314. The biggest baddest beer I have had. Black is everything that you want in a great beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 bottle from Stone. A great beer. Deep dark brown with a fizzy brown head. Huge alcoholic nose, sweet caramel and chocolate aroma. The taste is not overly sweet for a 17.5% beer. Thick syrupy palate. Chocolate, caramel. mild coffee and vanilla taste with a huge alcohol presence.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
PMgep (73) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
[Bottle] Black as my soul! Brown foam, aroma of burnt sugar and chokolate. Taste is coffee, chokolate and burnt sugar. A beer to be tasted in small doses, atherwise it will get to much.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
flemmingwillum (992) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Rating #583, the ’09 edition and the last one I sampled at CBF ’11

Black, nice head and eternal lacings. Aroma has vanilla, wood, something interesting that I can’t transcript from my notes but looks delicious, liqourice plus barrel, hell yeah! Flavour is some barrel-flavours, cherries, storage-flavors, wood, citrus, sweet, yeast, genius brew! Soft and thick, this is really magnificent and I’ve got to get a fresh specimen and a specimen for storage as well. I went to some bar and got an overpriced Limfjordsporter after this one as the festival was closing down, but it just tasted like thin coffee after the tongue was maculated by this bastard.


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