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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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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.


CapedBrewsader's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, - MAY 18, 2010
375ml bottle at home: Pours inky black with a slight chestnut edge. No hiss when uncorking the bottle. Thin dark dark tan film of a head with a vigorous pour. Big dark chocolate and roasted barley aroma. Some ash inder the roast choc and coffee. Touch of sweet alcohol rounds it out. Not nearly the alcohol note you’d expect from a 17.5% beer! Full bodied and slick mouthfeel. There’s the alcohol! For the first second you get a sweet caramel and chocolate hit before the alcohol and herbal bitterness bowl you over. Brown sugar weaves in and out the alcohol offering some protection from the hot alcohol, but it finally gives up the fight leaving you with "green" alcohol. Once the alcohol works out you do get a nice chocolate syrup with a shot of espresso. Overall the aroma is nice but the beer starts very rough in the mouth although it does pick up nicely towards the end.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KrzysztofZ (322) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta, obfita drobno i średniopęcherzykowa ciemnobeżowa piana, ładny lacing. Aromat kawy, czekolady, whiskey, nieco alkoholowy, karmelowy, nieco owocowy. Smak bardzo mocno palony, kwaśnawy, lekko alkoholowy, z początku nieco słodkawy, a na końcu mega wytrawny. Krótka silna goryczka. Mocno palony posmak pozostaje w ustach. Butelka 26.04.2024

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (596) - ROMANIA - AUG 21, 2015
Pours pitch black with a huge brown head. Sweet, alchool, bourbon, sherry aroma, roasted malt, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy bitter with quite strong notes of alchool, also roasted malt, light sherry, a bit sharp. Long, heavy bitter and burned wood aftertaste. Alchool is a bit to strong overall.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Butelka 375 ml. Kapitalne, wielkie piwo. Ilośc doznań smakowych wprost oszałamiająca. Mnóstwo Kawy czekolady lukrecji ciemnych owoców, chmielu! Goryczka wysoka jak na RIS-a nawet bardzo ale w przyjemny sposób podkreślajacy tylko walory Blacka. Gęste wyklejajace poprostu pyszne!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tariczny (73) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Nice black color with medium head. Aroma full of cocoa and coffee with hinch of caramel and citrus. Taste: spicy, cocoa and coffee with milk with long roasty and hoppy resin bitterness and caramel finnish. Semi carbonated and smooth, alcohol is present but it is well covered. Very nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
likeatrainwreck (177) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Massive, huge, intense beer. Jet black with a thick lasting tan head. Big roasted, burnt, malty, coffee, bitter dark chocolate flavours. Really long bitter burnt finish. Hugely boozy. Maybe a bit too much for me to be honest, but a lovely sipper none the less.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
On tap at Kulminator in Antwerp, Belgium. Holy cow, this is intense. I mostly get coffee and chocolate and bitterness, but in a surprisingly smooth way - like dark bitter chocolate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jakobhedeskov (7) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pours a thick black with a creamy mocca head. Aroma is cholocate, coffee, smoke and roasted malt. Taste is bitter but balanced, alcohol percentage is really showing. One of my favorite imperiale stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUL 26, 2015
375ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Aroma is malty, light roasted, chocolate, light coffee, alcohol, dark fruits. Sweet and light bitter taste alcoholic like aroma. Medium to full sticky body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1021) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, solid beige head. Aroma is massive and full of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits. In taste sweet with roastiness, chocolate, dried fruits, molasses, licorice. Alcohol is showing only with the warming effect. All is finished with strong bitterness, although the beer is still wuite sweet in the finish. Very thick, oily in texture, full bodied, softly carbonated. One of the best in the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
375 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, ash, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla with some coffee. The flavor is much of the same; dark roasted malt, chocolate, char, some smoke, dark fruit and caramel, boozy, very warming alcohol, big beer, had one years later that had mellowed a bit but still carried a pop.


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