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Mikkeller Abel

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
0.33l bottle @ Henrik. Quite dark this one, on the border of being black and the bubbly little head that came when pouring it quickly fades away in to near nothing. It catches much back in the aroma. I got the bottle that has been standing on the shelf, so finally I got a beer close to the temperature I like. Yeah, the aroma, its dark and sweet. Lots of roasted malts and it almost smells like it has been barreled on something. Chocolate tones and tons of vanilla. Some hints of burned caramel, and all in all it’s quite delicate and nice. It’s surprisingly medium-bodied for a 11.5% ABV imp stout. A thin oily texture - something I would call a bit disappointing actually, and the carbonation level is extremely low. Near the border of being and flat. No, wait, it’s as good as flat. The taste is quite sweet. Surprisingly sweet in the flavor, and it has lots of dark roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, thin licorice and some caramel as well. A bit confusing this one. Perhaps a bit to sweet and "dead" for my liking, and normally I quite like the sweet and calm impy stouts. But tasty? Yeah, definitely tasty. 23.02.2012

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle… The lid comes off with little to no resistance and no hiss. Hmmm? Pours still and black with no head. The nose is a mélange of anise, black licorice and blackstrap molasses. Full-bodied and silky, but as flat as a pancake. The flavor leans way sweet – lots of molasses and black licorice – and is, unfortunately, buffered by the lack of any carbonation. I don’t mind sweet, molasses or licorice, but this is a bit much. The relatively high ABV is not all that evident. Finishes with a slow fading of the flavor. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long coffee and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4049) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Aroma is big and sweet liquorice and roast. Flavour is intense roasty and bitter liquorice, followed by even bigger malt sugars. Too cloyingly sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
alcohol, chocolate, coffee, roasty, smoke, minimal head, black, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, long finish,

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
Flaske: Kulsort olieret øl uden antydningen af et skumhoved. Fuldstændig flad øl. Dejlig duft af hårdtbrændt kaffe med en antydning af ristet malt. Smagen er også rigtig fin, men der mangler karbonering. Lidt hård i mundfylden viser at det er en Mikkeller impy stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a thick, oily black body with no head. This *actually* looks like the proverbial motor oil in my glass. Nose is roasty coffee tones, dark malts and licorice, with hints of leather and tar. Taste is sweet malt syrup, ashes, licorice, molasses and hints of alcohol. Thick, oily mouthfeel as well, with virtually no carbonation. If this isn’t a bad bottle, it must be the oiliest imp stout I’ve ever had. Which doesn’t quite ring my bell, to be honest. Tasty, but all in all s bit sweet and "dead" to me - kinda like Abel from the Bible? :-P And one more thing: if this beer represent the fair-headed, benign and...well, basically *blonde* Abel - what the hell will Mikkel make as "Cain"?? A special edition of eisbocked "Black"? :-S

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7438) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle on the Eurostar to Brussels as part of my Pre-Wedding Celebrations, thanks to Mr. Bunce. It pours opaque black, with a thin tan head. The nose is very fruity: plum, blackcurrant, blueberry, as well as roasted malt and salted caramel. The taste is plum, raisin, red grape, vinous notes, salted caramel, varnish, molasses and coffee, with a dry, warming finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Good Stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
33cl bottle@Melkebaren, Sandnes. Rich malty aroma. Hint of coffee and a little chocolate. Pitch black, with a tan, rather weak head for a stout. Sweet tasting with even more prominent chocolate and coffee, a little toffee. Soft and smooth finish, vanishes rather quickly. For a stout, the hops came forward rather well. On this night, i started with the I Beat yoU, and continued with this. In danger of ruining the night with an inferior beer, i went home and enjoyed the feel of a great beertasting experience. Yet another fantastic brew from the guys at Mikkeller.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2012
Deep oily blackish aroma with no head. Light smoke, lots of molasses, malty chocolate and toffee. Great balance, though kinda flat, loads of complex sweet notes balanced by alchohol bitterness. Doesnt feel sharp at all. Great


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