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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet chocolate, wood and bourbon aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bourbon dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout smooth brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - NOV 24, 2012
Really didn’t like this at first - the bourbon in the first 10 minutes dominates, devours and crushes all else this beer has to offer. After it warms and opens up however, the bourbon is much less dominate and integrates wonderfully in to a huge beer. Soy sauce, cocoa, vanilla, wood, bourbon. It’s a big sipper with a big body. A beer that almost demands a fine cigar as accompaniment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet sweet sweet, with bourbon, roasted malts, fudge, and coffee. Just a bit too over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
11 nov 2012, bottle. Black with rocky head. Nose is harsh alcohol, sweet malt, vanilla, and sweet meat. Med body and moderately fizzy. Big, sweet vanilla, oakiness, bitter chocolate, rubbing alcohol. Wow, there's a lot here! Really astringent, dry finish. That's the only bad thing about this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose/taste of whiskey, roasted chocolate malt, burnt chocolate, oak, smoked wood and heavily smoked dark malt. Medium body. A bit boozy in finish, but not overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a dull black with tan lacing. Smells good too; malt and BOOZE! Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Damn good beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense tan head that falls and ends up looking like a cafe mocha. Aroma is beautiful, big chocolate, coffee and warm brownies, soft wood and bourbon. A faint touch of cereal grains. Medium bodied, big and warm, but for as big a beer as it is it’s very nice. Smooth, warm brownies, cocoa, a hint of barrel. Absolutely lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle Poirs pith black. Aroma is light poop and delicious bourbon and oak. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, bourbon, oak and a ton of heat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
npwgallagher (38) - valparaíso, CHILE - NOV 8, 2012
Negra negra! Espuma café bien cremosa. Aroma quemada y mucha alcohol con cacao & pasas. Viscosa. Sabor bourbon y alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6323) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle at home. This is a serious heavy bastard. It pours opaque black with a medium creamy dense brown head. The aroma is huge bourbon, sweet hard roasted malt, smoke, tar, biting hops and alcohol. The flavour is loaded with alcohol and bourbon with some sharp notes of hops. Some smoke and tar. Alcohol is way to profound in the flavour for me.


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