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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 142   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (850) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
En veldig sterk øl, kanskje den sterkeste jeg har prøvd. Madsen målt og sødme. Bitter og god.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
375 mL bottle at Churchkey in Washington DC, served in a snifter. Pours black with a minimal number of tan bubbles. The nose is beautiful, with bourbon, oak and charred notes, along with roast malts, molasses, herbs and perhaps a hint of peat. The flavour is quite sweet, with chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Subtle hops are present, but in the minority. Roasty, oaky vanilla notes develop towards the end and linger in a long, roasty, chocolatey finish. On the nose it is full in body with a creamy-syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is truly an amazing imperial stout. A beautiful composition with subtle vanilla, chocolate and oaky bourbon. One of the best out there. 2012-06-09

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades at a normal pace. S - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, lots of oak, bourbon and vanilla, molasses, black licorice, some dark fruit, and some booze. T - Dark chocolate and sweet dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, lots of oak, vanilla, and Bourbon, black licorice, molasses, and dark fruit, some citrus and pine hops and a bit of bitterness, and booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish. D - Nicely balanced big imperial Stout. Nice body and mouthfeel. The Bourbon is a nice and bold, but well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jade (401) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
Jet black with a biege head. Wow! That aroma will knock your socks off - be careful when sticking your nose over the glass! Coffee and STRONG bourbon. Strong, bitter coffeeand bourbon flavour. Great warming after taste. Fantastic drop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours pitch black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has light roast and cocoa...lots of whiskey and barrel. Flavor had coffee and dark chocolate...lots of whiskey...mild oak. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with a sweet whiskey/coffee finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty bitter woody bourbon chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and licorice finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle.Pours pitch black with a big foamy tanned head. Aroma of chocolate fantastic, vanilla, musty molasse and alcohols. Taste is sweet, thick and filling mouthfeel, heavy roasted malts and dark bitter chocolate. A lovely brew, long lasting with a lingering alcohol and all that magic malty goodness you can think off.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
Botella. Pitch BLACK colour, brown smal creamy head. Lots of roasted malt indeed in the sweet flavour along with dark chocolate, dark fruits and some alcohol. Good filling thick mouthfeel, sticky. Sweet flavour with lots of roasted malt indeed along with chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, alcohol / whiskey. Nize tasty brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at Papsø Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of port wine and alcohol with notes of dark chocolate and soy sauce. Sweet and roasted flavour of port wine, alcohol, dark chocolate and hops. Roasted, hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (9909) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, molasse, chocolate, whiskey. Flavour is vanilla, roasted malt, molasse, chocolate, whiskey, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.


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