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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foffern (1168) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a totally black colour with a heavy light brown head. Wow! Heavy aroma of chocolate cake, roasted malt, leather and smoked bacon. The flavour is nothing less with lots of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, some soy sauce and alcohol. Has a very rich and oily mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A powerful and fantastic beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
large rich head foamy very dark pour mild carbonation the aromas whiskey a plenty dark chocolate and fruit liquorice mocha coffee molasses and fig dried fruit the flavours roasted caramel and chocolate lovely whiskey though strong some heat there raisin plum and fig liquorice strong bitter morishing strong coffee the good aftertastes roasted chocolate coffee fruity goodness a lovely sweetness to balance the strong bitter finish very likeable

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2612) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
375 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily pitch black with a frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and boozy with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, alcohol, lemon zest, madeira wine, raisins, prunes, moist wood, grass, burnt caramel and sweet dark bread. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, salty and salty with roasted malts, prunes, ammonium chloride, lemon zest, prunes, raisins, burning alcohol, vanilla fudge, resinous wood, port wine and sweet pumpernickel. Mouthfeel is tiny round, very boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, salty and tiny sour with roasted malts, prunes, raisins, burning alcohol, lemon zest, peat and whisky. Way too much but smells rather nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Bottle at pretasting for USA comes to Skövde. Pitch black with à quite lasting beige head. Figs aroma, dades, alcohol, figs, raisins, caramel, whiskey, vs ills, cream, whiskey, woody, smoked, roasted, smoked. Whisky flavor, boozy, vanilla, milk, peat, smoked, hay, port, salt, figs, dades. Too boozy.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazz3 (1541) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells coffee, roasted malt and alcohol. Tastes alcohol, chocolate and roasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13209) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle, 375ml. It pours a black body and a small, dark tan head. It’s quite boozy on the nose, with vanilla, roasted malts, molasses, dark sugars and lots of chocolate. Warming, full-bodied and quite sweetish on the palate, with flavors of roasted malts and lots of dark chocolate. Some vanilla. Warming finish with roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee hints. One of the more pleasant Black editions. 121019

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of alcohol, soy-sauce, chocolate, roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet alcohol with some chocolate, coffee, wood and roasted malt. Meidum body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, coconut and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasty, warm, sweet, vanilla and coconut finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle bought at Hopduvel

Head: Large, foamy, cappucino
Colour: dark brown, black
Smell: some roast, lots of vanilla and some oak chips, typical bourbon sweetness, booze, banana, not really something that reminds me of imperial stout tough .. : coffee, malts, roast ..
Taste: straight booze and alcoholic sweetness and burn from the start, lots of vanilla, milk chocolate, candy, caramel, oak, lots of bourbon, a small hint of cognac, end is burning and slight bloody/irony, bitter chocolate aftertaste , good one !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
Big dark brown body. Opaque black body. Deep earthy black chocolate aroma with molasses and brown alcohol notes. Sweet-dryish earthy black chocolate taste with peppery minty notes. Full-bodied. Hot, sharp mouthfeel with considerable astringence at the end. Dry-bitter earthy black chocolate aftertaste with roasty coffee and pine needle notes. It’s good, but far too alcoholic, and fairly sharp with the pine needles, too. (0.375l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)


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