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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 149   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
allmyvinyl (3998) - 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 (9387) - 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 – 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 (5580) - 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 (136) - 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 (3556) - 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 : i’m 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 ’potential harm to mankind’ 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 i’d expect, but realy nice , full body, oaty, some chocolat; VERY bitter , alcohol’burn’ comes very late, along woth boozy-like taste , vapourizing up from your throat when you’ve 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 i’m 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 i’m 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 you’re 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 (5918) - .....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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1385) - 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 (1169) - 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.


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