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Mikkeller Barrel Aged Black as Coal

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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Pitch black color, small coffeish head. Coffee roasted aroma. Sweet, alcoholic, coffeish, roasted flavor with vanilla notes. Hints of oak in the finish. Good but too young.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Draught at EBF. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Exstremely powerfull malty and hoppy aroma. Very powerfull bitter flavor. Creamy palate. Truly a great beer. Bottleversion: 9-4-8-4-16= 4.1 Great vanilla notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Tap @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours completely black with a small, brown, film head. Aroma is sweet, has coffee and wood, lightly tart fruit and quite vinious. Okay mouthfeel, just a tad too high in carbonation, never letting the beer settle well. Flavour is weird, sweet, some saltiness and very medicinic wood. Not very good - incredibly unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
On tap @ European Beerfestival 2008. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Sweet with aromas of toasted malts and soe chocolate. High hoppiness. Nice mellow oak and vanilla notes. Some alcohol notes and residual sugars. Long dry and alcohol warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Black with medium beige head. Sweet and rather vinious aroma with roasted malt caramel, coffee and vanilla notes. Flavour is sweet with roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, vanilla and coffee notes towards the end. Warming alcohol finishes it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours a black beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is coffee and chocolate with some vanilla and acidity from the barrelaging. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Has a little bitterness in the aftertaste, and gives a beer above average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10159) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2008
Cask @ EBF 2008. Indeed, balck as coal. Creamy aroma with malt and licorice. Roast flavor with grapes, cream and flowery hops. Powerful but quite delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black. Intense aroma of vanilla, menthe and tar. Sweet and compact. Powerful and woody with tocbacco and tar in sugar. Thanks to excellent well structured soft malt the inetnse sweetness doesn’t go overboard. A really complex mega-beer that works very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10770) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 tap, EBF 2008. [6,4,8,3,16] fruity aroma, banana, black with small dark brown head, taste grenade!. fruity sweetness, coffee, bitternes from alc. so powerful i lost my taste for a while, a stout you have to respect [bottle, at home] aroma : a little too fruity or hoppy for my taste. chocolate, licroice.,7 appearance. pitch black, brown head that disappears quickly.3 flavor : ends in coffe, roasted coffe, flavor is hops, chocolate, alc. is well hiden, sweet. reminds me of well balanced belgian aged beer, coffe. flavor is extreme in many ways but vey delicious 9 , overall a fantastic beer. 17 [7,3,9,3,17] typed in

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5402) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 Draught at EBF 2008. Strong tar and coffee aroma, some green peppers, and oaky vanilla notes, and a slight sugary alcohol burn. A bit too sweet.

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