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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 579   ABV: 19.3%
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Editorís note: 19.3% is the correct ABV.

Mikkeller Black barrel aged on Buffalo Trace barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josteroa (5) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
Pours blaaaack with tan/brown head which lasts long to be a 20abv beer! Smells like rasins and alcohole.tastes like vanilla vanilla vanilla moccah dark dry chocolate. Very dry. Holy fuck this is an awesome beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1012) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
375 ML into a Mikkeller tulip. Of course Oil black pour, some ruby highlights. Rocky looking mocha colored lacing. Very obvious alcohol. Little to no visible carbonation, duh. Powerful nose. Big barrel notes of coconut and vanilla with salted caramel and some seaweed. Chocolate, oak, and lots of alcohol. Like the salted parts. Big and burly taste. Lots of char and ash with burnt tires and then the mixture of the barrel notes. Just mixed with char, ash , and burnt tires. Sweet feel, slightly oily, lots of booze. Understated to say a slow sipper. Some burnt rubber in the mouth but there are still notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Big bourbon finish. Needs some more time to mellow out. Getting there though

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4071) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle: Black pour Medium sized, vast and slowly changing, ashy brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. The aroma (already from the bottle) is immense and heavenly: loads of bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, spices, cream, whiskey. And this all arose from the glass too with even some more: coffee, roast, sweet/sticky, creamy, hint of alcohol. A lovely thick and complex aroma. Flavours of vanilla, earth, liquorice, cream, bitter, molasses, roasted malts, spices, wood, soya, pepper, toffee, sticky brown sugars, some chocolate, ligt tar, light vinous, wood roast, some burn, alcohol drenched and roasted herbs/leaves, cognac, coffee, loght chalky and some brandy notes. Very complex as one can see. Aftertaste is dark bitter, malty, liquorice, spicy, roast, liquor ish, herbal roast, chocolate and liquorice wood. Low carbo, soft silky yet spicy mouthfeel, full complex body and a creamy oily sticky texture. Aroma of this beer is killer! Flavour is pretty good, but the 19,3% alcohol is very noticeable. though itís not irritating, as it is more spicy like pepper, it has a somewhat overwhelming (duh) identity that is just too much present.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Boom. Wow. Bottle shared at home, cheers Steven! Did I say wow? Massive, crazy beer. Chocolate, tar, tongue-numbing booziness. Rich like Midas, chewing on papyrus. Goes to your head a bit... W.o.w.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle... Pours tar-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The nose is a decadent ribbon of dark, rich fudge and sweetened espresso. Full-bodied and oily with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is red-freaking-hot and very bitter Ė the bourbon barrel, base beer and lupulin all see to that. The flavor provides deep fudge chocolatyness and sweetness, but who cares? - everything else is so red-freaking-hot. Finishes ashen, boozy and bitter. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (4687) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
bottle shared.. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely brew,

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dudebun (135) - GERMANY - MAR 16, 2013
This is crazy. Hot and boozy but not really in a bad way, and the bitterness somehow regulates. It's astonishing how balanced this beer is. Like an aperitif though. It's magic but insane. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2438) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
been waiting a long time for a reason to open this ! this is why i did it after all : iím PISSED OFF AS FUCK . realy feel like hurting / killing. instead of doing that, i shall intoxicate myself to a point i can no longer be a ípotential harm to mankindí for the next couple of hours. How? with a BLACK BUFFALO . not the beast, but the beer ( that is a beast of its own ! ) dug up from the cellar, so nice not-to-cold temperature. left it in the living room for 15 minutes first too, just making sure we get all the goodies out of it ! pours very dark , clear brown, but its all black in the glass. slowly rising brown foam, than fades away rather quick. but still, impressive foam at this ABV ! best before 16/2/22 so i think about a year old ? ( or if its month/day its something like 9 months old? ) smell is pretty reminding of black, oaty, .. but starts of with a little hint of bourbon ( not to much and you get used to that quick) . also get a bot of booze ( no shit, sherlock ! ) waaw... very low carbo enters not THAT thick as iíd expect, but realy nice , full body, oaty, some chocolat; VERY bitter , alcoholíburní comes very late, along woth boozy-like taste , vapourizing up from your throat when youíve swallowed it. this actualy is pretty complex ! so incredibaly bitter! the buffalo definetly causes more boozyness, more complexity, etc. but what it does NOT do ( and iím SOO glad for that) is make this beer taste like bourbon and only bourbon. very nice, i shall drink this, all of it ! full bottle by myself! if you ever see a rating # 627 , posted by me, i guess this did work and iím not in jail ( or death by to much alcohol as i shall probably be drinking a 37,5 of end of history or something like that ) so if you do see # 627, drink this when youíre extremely pissed ! fuck humanity, all we need is beer :p

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5661) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
was lucky enough to get a few bottles, shared one at a tasting. that rating- deep black .. low foam .. tons of bourbon and deep tar .. thick and rich, mild booziness even for 19% .. a fantastic brew! .. . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rockonbeerblog (15) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013
Amazing Imperial Stout. Have wanted to try it for so long. Not dissapointed in the least. Super black with a tiny tan head. Nose of intense bourbon. Tastes of fine bourbon with a mellow vanilla aftertaste. Also a lot of coffee and a bit of hop notes mixed in. Just a great beer.


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