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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 846   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.


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 youíd expect from a 17.5% beer! Full bodied and slick mouthfeel. Thereís 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (356) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
Not a beer for someone new to craft beer, or even imperial stouts for that matter. Just a brilliant stout, great sipper in the winter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (461) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap. Black with thick bubbly beige head. Deep coffee aroma and chocolate. Alcohol isnít very noticeable. Sweet chocolate and less coffee taste. Slight cherry too. Can taste the alcohol a little more then the aroma. Very thick palate. This beer is excellent and the head doesnít go away. 17,5 % and served on a , 5 L in Warsaw, glad I got the ,25.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghendrix (108) - Cardiff, WALES - SEP 16, 2014
On tap in Brewdog Cardiff. Pours black with a frothy dark head, which lasts for forever. Aromas are coffee, chocolate, burnt malts and wood, liquorice, dark fruits, alcohol. This is very strong and it?s not brilliantly balanced. There is a long, burnt-bitter finish, not very pleasant and lasting 10 minutes or more after a sip. There?s a good dose of dark sugar sweetness but the coffee bitterness and alcohol are dominant. Very full body and tingling, slick mouthfeel. I was disappointed to be honest and have a bottle in my collection yet to drink, which I hope is more pleasant.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kingvit (182) - - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma: dry plum, cherry, cocoa, coffee, caramel, roasted nuts, chilli; Appearance: pitch dark brown, large foamy brown head; Taste: heavy bitterness, medium sourness, medium sweetness; Palate: average carbonation, long finish, thick texture, full body A sense of the absolute in beer :-) Engages full mouth in tasting, extremely intense aroma. Perfect balance. Whole array of tastes condensed in one single beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a corked and caged 375mL bottle. Pours completely opaque black with no head at all. The nose is black strap molasses, espresso, and tons of dark chocolate. The flavor is sweeter with milk chocolate, lightly bitter black strap molasses and espresso, and barky dark chocolate. The body is massively full and creamy with no carbonation and a long dark chocolate and bitter espresso finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (841) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Keg at BD Leeds, pours black, aroma is thick malt and coffee. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, drinks well for the abv. Good stuff, but heavy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (209) - - AUG 30, 2014
Tap from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Pitch black with a stodgy tan head. Smell is chocolate, rum, powerful alcohol hit. Taste is rich and sweet with a lasting bitter aftertaste, also leaves a slight numbing cocain taste in the mouth. Full bodied with a decent amount of oil.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Wow. Thick as oil. Poured from 12.7oz bottle at Lakehouse. Pitch black with off white head. Sweet almond and chocalate aroma. Dry and malty. Dirt. Raisins cocoa almonds and simply chalky dry. It is way drinkable for the high ABV. I could pound about 6 of these before peeing my pants face down asleep

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dambor (38) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a beautiful mocha head, leaving a fantastic lacing while it disappears (and while one drinks). Aroma: chocolate, caramel, one can feel the alcoholic aroma. Taste: Wow! A burst of chocolate, dark malts, raisins, alcohol (pleasant), sweetness (probably from the sugar theyíve used). It is really thick - you almost need a fork. Palate: warming (although the 16% ABV is very well hidden!), it leaves a bitter aftertaste on the tongue, which stays for a long time. The latter feature is actually something that disturbes me here. Not sure it is a characteristic of my bottle of the beer as a whole. But even with this "disadvantage" - one of the best beers I have ever had.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1895) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: Welp, itís black. Looks oily, too. Brilliant sheen across the top that reflects lots of light. No "head", just some deep tan bubbles that layer themselves across the top. Aroma is full of deep roastiness, heavy booze, bitter dark chocolate, prunes, soy sauce, & a strong residual sweetness resembling charred brown sugar.. if that makes sense? Mild anise. Taste is... Wow. Almost too much. Heavy. As. Fuck. So much booze, so much sweetness. Notes of alcohol, Kikkomanís finest, super-sweet chocolate, cloying brown sugar, light smoke & charred, roasty malt, & the faintest touch of milkiness on the back of the tongue. Thick, semi-viscous body that coats your palate like a primer. Such a big beer. Itís not bad, per se, but itís just so damn unnecessary. Itís lacks the longevity of other "extreme" beers like Utopias, so thereís never really a time to drink this. Iíve had other 17%+ beers that were much smoother & easier to drink. This is a bomb.


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