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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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Editor’s note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Black with big, foamy, chocolate shake head / Big, rich nose of chocolate, dark fruit, tobacco, coconut, and cream / Very full body, chewy, thick and rich with some alcohol burn but not bad, moderately sweet, acidic but most buried under the massive body, great hop balance with long, bitter finish / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, coconut, vanilla, oak, tobacco, licorice, cream, plum, prune, caramel, and bourbon (redundant) / I could deduct a point for heat, but to what end? Got to get more and cellar.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by me. Nice black pour. Awesome BA aroma with sweetness. Awesome coffee flavor and the ashiness and the BA. Damn.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1586) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Thanks Danny! Black pour with a tan head. Nose is sweet, sweet bourbon, coconut, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is phenomenal. Does not taste like 20% great balance, bittersweet chocolate, coffee grounds and sweet bourbon. Beer rules and end on a bitter coffee note.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle 375 ml.... It pours pitch black with a large fluffy creamy tan head... The aroma is strong whisky notes, brown sugar and chocolate.... very nice.... The flavor is strong whiskey with cream, chocolate, dark fruits and licorice finish..... very nice brew ! as the rest of Black series..... love it !

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
375ml. Black with a 1/2" tan head. Deliciously strong chocolately aroma. Medium thick body is thinned just a bit by the whiskey. Welk carbonated. Tasty sweet with chocolate followed by a slight biterness and a strong whiskey in the finish. Great beer but a sipper for me.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 Bottle at Eulogy. Pitch black pour with a dark brown head. Heaven awaites! Big warm boozy bourbon at the nose. Sips surprisingly smooth, though the alcohol feels flammable. Buffalo Trace leads the charge but some more complex barrel notes are in the stampede. Charcoal. Leather. Tar. Rotting red fruits. Black pepper. Some expected coffee and dark chocolate. Some unexpected burned coconut shell. Crumbled biscotti. Dried vanilla bean. Desiccant black walnuts. A whole dark little world going on in a beer that is definitely a meal and a half!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Black-brown beer with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with light earth and alcohol. Chocolate and bourbon flavor with alcohol and toffee. Fuller bodied. Chooclate and bourbon lingers with alcohol and earth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7809) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2012
Thick foxy-brown head over brown-black beer. Outspoken Bourbon nose with alcohol, fusels, vanilla oakwood. Bananaester or overripe banana. Hints at moccha. Fiery Bourbon with charcoal, meatroast, Maillard-like flavours, liquorice, vanilla rumbonen and coffee or moccha. Exotic spices including chili. Warming up, serious sticky sugarload. Heated, fiery MF, fully viscous, feels well-carbonated, and of course very heavily bodied. Excellent stout and probably a succeeded attempt at being the antithesis of ’session’beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edgallow (1917) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12.7 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and alcohol. Taste is the malts, coffee, chocolate and not as much alcohol as I expected. It is a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/spicy, very heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!


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