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Mikkeller Barrel Aged Black as Coal

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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A full bodied, hoppy imperial stout, aged six months on a French oak barrel, dry hopped and coffee added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, small brown foamy head. Aroma is coffee, some mild roast, alcohol and wood in a nice balance. Flavour is fruits, dark dry fruits, dark malts and some tones of chocolate and vanilla. Aftertaste has vanilla, dark fruits and mild toasted notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Draught at EBF. Black - brown head. High sweetness, white sugar, wood, barrel, coffee, vanilla, roasted, burned, nice hoppy, chocolate, licorice... and a lot more - bit like Black but with less hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
EBF 2008, Valby, DK. On tap, 120908. Black with brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is complex of chocolate, fruit and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
Draught at EBF, Copenhagen. Complex imperial stout, sweet, a bit of sourness, some fruit. A bit too sweet for me, really. They can’t turn everything into gold, can they?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2008
Huge, dark brown head, fluffy, over jet-black beer. Coffee, black malts, extremely roasted nose, and a lot of USA-like hops. Black coffee, burning chocolate melt, black chocolate dessert, Zachertorte, hopresins and piney notes in the finish. Very viscous, very full-bodied. Very good, and well-hopped black Stout - excellent as it is, but compared to the Dark Horizon of Nogne...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
[on tap at EBF 2008] Bubblegum dark malt aroma with a hint of vanilla and not much else. Opaque, viscous black with a thin brown cover and thick ring. Very salty from excessive hopping rate along with a strong dark malt bitterness. Coffee and mocha notes. Tangy and salty feel from tons of hops--really overboard. Medium carbonation, sweet finish with a touch of lasting dark malt bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
EBF08. Good hoppy aroma. Black colour, no head. Sweet alcoholic flavour, roasted, liquorice. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Black color with a brown head. Very nice roasted aroma. Very nice roasted body with strong hints of chocolate and coffee. Very bitter palate with a complex hop pattern. Extremely nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
På fad til ølfestivalen. Sort med et lyst brunt skum med bobler. Den er godt ristet med masser af kaffe, tørrede frugter, lakrids og godt med alkohol. Varmer godt og godt humlet i eftersmagen. Godt karboneret.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Darught at EBF 2008. Pitch black (darker than coal) with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice and alcohol. Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee with notes of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and alcohol. Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

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