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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editor’s note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Name: Black, Buffalo
Date: August 05, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: black, scant head with frothy tan edges, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, sweet caramel, sweet alcohol
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, hot caramel, sweet vanilla, peppery alcohol, bitter dark chocolate, light fusel finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *** /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at Cask Pub. Black as hell lasting tan head. Intense aroma and the buffalo trace comes through. Which is fine by me as I like Buffalo Trace. Then its the regular Black goodness but slightly hotter. Cool

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
375ml gree bottle shared by harrisoni at Cask Pub And Kitchen. Black pour, solid frothy light brown head. Oily, tar like aroma - molasses, alcohol, heavy massive roast - aroma even better, not a vanilla bomb of sweetness like many. Thick, oily, perfect carbonation - longish almost bunt bitter boozy finish. Terrif - thw fumes got me half drunk - thank you very much, Ian!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15611) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottled 375ml (vPBF)
Dark opaque black color, tiny beige head. Burned malts, bourbon, hints of vanilla in the intensive nose. Full-bodied. Burned malts and burning alcohol in the flavor. Bourbon and black coffee. Palate is liquerish, but this is very alcoholic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
375 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige creamy head, which settles quite quickly. Aroma of strong salty licorice, vanilla and some roasted malts. Aggressive flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, really strong tangy wood, soy sauce, burnt coffee and loads and loads of alcohol. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, burning alcohol finish at first which lingers on quite long. Will probably settle down after aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8793) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
375 ml bottle @ vPBF.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, liquorice, mild salmiac and some dart toasted malts. Flavor of tar, cocoa, darkt toasted malts, soy, salmiac and some dark fruits
4241

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012
37,5 cl bottle @ vPBF
Aroma has soy sauce, licorice and hints of cocoa. Flavour has really strong, stinging whiskey, alcohol, burned malt and rubber. Really hardcore stuff – and not in a good way. If Mikkeller Black was the tire of the car, this is the tire of the truck.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6079) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 375ml bottle @ vPBF

Pours dark brown, almost black, with a sticky brown head. Aroma of strong soy sauce, notes of vanilla, oak, bourbon and hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is boozy and has notes of soy sauce, hints of roastiness, dark chocolate and vanilla. Sticky, boozy and oily finish. Too much alcohol, nothing else really comes through. Unbalanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24490) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild glue, soy sauce and spices. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, mild ashes toffee and some ashy notes. This is just too much and too strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3337) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Shared by dreadnaught33. Thanks Jonathan! The beer is near black with a thin beige head. The aroma offers a large and in charge malt character, followed by some roast notes. Whoa! The flavor will kick your ass. Oh mama...this is a sadistic, wonderful beverage. Alcohol is over the top rope, but it hurts so good. Hooray beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-18-2012


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