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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: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23987) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
Draught (EBF2008) - thanks someone!
Pitch black, tiny head. Great hoppy aroma. Well-balanced burnt malty taste. Loads of hops and super-tasty. Does hint towards its strength, but forgivably so. (I can’t think of many apart from Black Albert which would be both stronger and subtler, TBH.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle. High creamy lasting and good looking dark brown head. No light coming through this pitch black body. Powerful coffee choccolate aroma with a good deal of alcohol, not too much though, a good deal of hops, vanilla and woody notes as well. High carbonation, strong coffee choccolate alcohol flavor with long lasting hops bitterness. Would not have guessed the alcohol percentage but it does feel a bit too strong in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4867) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
25 cl.Bottle.Black colour with large dark brown head.Aroma of licorice and dark berries,full body and well balanced mild rosted mooth feels,hoppy and oily.Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Draught at EBF 2008. Black colour with a small beige head and some lacing. Powerful aroma and taste of licorice, sweet chocolate and mildly roasted with a bitter finish. Medium to full palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4171) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Average brown creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of oak, vanilla, berries, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Quite full bodied with an average carbonation and thick mild dry alcoholic texture. Heavy bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Lingering roasted malt and floral hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14610) - 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 (11863) - 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 (11589) - 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 (3516) - 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.

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