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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 820   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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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.


Tonkun's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (758) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black pour with mocha head that leaves a nice thin layer. Espresso, dark cherries, chocolate, licorice, oak. Unbelievably smooth. Can use a spoon to drink this thick creamy body. Bitter but sweet and soft. Complex but not overwhelming even considering the 16.5% alcohol. Very good. A nice beer to relax and sip during a cold winter day.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (519) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Dark as the night and with a thick and sticky brown head. Aroma of dried fruits, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very nice and complex taste with lot’s of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and some pleasant bitterness in the end. This is a massive beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (2890) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Draught, 18%, 2012 edition @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Pours cloudy nearly black with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and coffee, with touches of liquorice. Bitter, roasty and vinous flavour, with heavy notes of coffee and pronounced touches of malt and alcohol. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Good but quite heady and boozy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1054) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from Palme, thanks for this gem. My #1000. Pours black color, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, vanilla, plums, red fruits, roasted malt, alcohol recognizable. Taste is extra sweet, lightly bitter, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, coffee, red fruits, roasted malt. Extra long, very sweet, coffee finish. This is a desert, extra nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (797) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Puts a deep dark black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, and booze. Taste is mostly burnt malts, the blackest coffee, and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (233) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99.. Pours black with frothy tan head. Aroma of booze. Flavors of coffee and booze. Bitter, boozy finish. It was almost too much of a boozy flavor for me. Decent beer, but I prefer something more complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors of coffee, dark fruits and booze. Viscous mouthfeel. Bitter, boozy finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (3028) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Cap is stamped 30/6/2020. What a shelf life.
Appearance: Jet black body with a dense brown head. Head settles to a firm and thick coating.
Aroma: Big fig/raisins with a hint of smoke and dark chocolate. Booze shows through, but it’s not awful.
Taste: Huge fig, raisin and grape flavors. Boozy finish with some charred malts and dark chocolate. Boozy on the tongue, rubbing alcohol and heavy char on the finish. Not the best, but it’s palatable, sort of.
Palate: Thick and near chewy, no carbonation.
Overall: This is too boozy and rough to recommend. It’s much better than the last time I had it from this batch though, I don’t know how. Either way I’d avoid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Purchased at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen, DK; enjoyed in my hotel room in Stockholm towards the end of my vacation. This stuff is pretty powerful. Appearance is a thick pitch black with a rich and frothy dark tan head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma is rich in dark chocolate, cacao, smells potent. Taste lightly burns on my lips and has a burning aftertaste, rich in dark chocolate, bitter and lightly sweet. One of the most potent I’ve had, and I half like it / half don’t want to like it for some reason...I get the feeling this was trying to be powerful for the sake of it, but it does taste good. Conflicting brew for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Poured a totally black, oil color without much of a head at all. Aroma was roasted malt notes, a lot of roasted character. Flavor was a little roasted notes, boozy chocolate. A lot of heat in this one. A bit too extreme here, which is a bit of a disappointment. Heavy booze, burn. etc.


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