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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1602) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
A damn fine Imperial Stout! Black as midnight on a moonless night... Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av røykt og røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, bek og lakris. Smak av røykt og røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, unami, bek og lakris. Bittersøt avslutming. Almost Perfect Imperial. Tap @ Melkebaren.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (331) - - APR 15, 2015
Dark like crude oil colour with almost no creamy light brown head. Aroma and flavours of dark fruits, roasted coffe, roasted chocolate, tobacco and evident alcohol notice. Full, massive body, low carbonation, very complex, creamy taste, even more than Geore vs. Brian editions with concrete alcoholic note in finish. Aftertaste is sweet and at the same time liqueuric. Really complex beer which can easily kick your ass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (1000) - , CYPRUS - APR 11, 2015
Shared. Black colour. Heavy roasted malt, alcohol, coffee aroma. Taste is aggressive, dark chocolate, boozy, bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1658) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt rubber, liquorice, coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a massive bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit boozy, but judging by the taste (as opposed to my hand-eye coordination) I wouldn’t have guessed it’s that high. Frankly, hard to rate because it’s such a beast of a beer. Lots of dark chocolate and burnt rubber. Massive.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
gavinleonard (8) - - APR 6, 2015 does not count
Looks nice... But very bitter. Lots of heat and very boozy! Give me a Guinness any day!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2002) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris og Røyk.
Utseende: Sort
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Mild smak av kaffe, sjokolade og vanilje, noe skarp avslutning med alkovarmer.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Melkebaren, Sandnes, Nydt@Pubrunde med Bryne
Medium: Tapp@100ml (Planke), ABV@17,5%, Når@26.03.2015

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
Schwarz, brauner Schaum, schick. In der Nase Alkohol, Kaffee, Kakao, alkoholische dunkle Früchte. Am Gaumen Alkohol, KAffee, hohe Kaffeebitterkeit, leichte Alkoholsüße. Cremig, viskos.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (599) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 17, 2015
0,2 on tap at Kulminator pub in Antwerp-Belgium. Ciao Marko :-) (what a great evening). Pours oily black color with a medium-tall blackish cap (peculiar foamy head). Nose: the strongest blast ever of coffee, licorice, alcohol as well. Mouth: this beer is crazy and certainly not the one you long to drink during a prolonged tasting. Alcohol dominates the palate and disturbs you a bit, unless you sip it responsibly merely to perceive the madness of the brewer (bravo). dark chocolate, alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (365) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
Black as sin with decent mocha head, especially considering the huge 17.5% ABV. Massive boozy aroma of concentrated espresso, dark chocolate, leather and soy. The taste is equally huge - punch in the face espresso, rich treacle, bitter dark chocolate, port wine, leather tannin and heady booze. Ashy finish. Very full bodied and dry. Definitely not subtle but great flavours; however, a little rough around the edges. Like others have said, I’d be interested to see how this ages.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (731) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2015
Has an aroma that says "I’m a huge beer" and a colour that would swallow any light. Taste is a surprisingly balanced one between the strength and the usual cocoa,coffee, licorice hints of an imperial stout. An impressive beer for that - but not one I’d be looking to drink too often.


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