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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: 3.94/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks omhper for this bottle! Black with a brown head. Roasty aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, wood, a bit of vanilla and an oxidized note that integrates well. Rather sweet roasty flavor with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, wood, a bit of vanilla, some dark fruits and a light bitterish hint, slightly burnt. Full-bodied. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
25cl, retired exclusive Danish brew, thx alot to Philip for bringing this over!, very complex sweet Stout, heavily roasted/woody/sweet and slightly alcoholic/spicy, balanced, cloudy, good head, top class!, yet expensive!, ’This sample aged very well...’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Nice aroma, heavy bourbon, coconut, vanilla and chocolate, dark fruits, cake mix. Taste is divine, rich coconut, chocolate, bourbon, cake mix. Thick sweet and long finish. An absolute beauty. Every so often a beer just blows you away, thanks Craig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle 250ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, tobacco, coffee, oak and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, sweet, chocolate, oak, coffee and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
17th May 2009
Copenhagen. Indeed ’black as coal’. Dark chocolate coloured foamy head. Soft palate. Rich beer! Minerally chocolate and coffee with a definite alcohol spice. Woody sweetness and a very warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
25 cl bottle @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s. 2008 vintage. BBE 12/2012.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head on the sides. Aroma of peat, vanilla notes, mild chocolate, some ripe dark fruits, mild hops and some liquorice notes. Flavor of vanilla, peat, chocolate, mild dark berries and some bourbon. Quite aggressive taste, long peaty palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
25 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s, BBE 31.12.2012
Aroma is rather nice with whiskey, smoke, some licorice, hints of ash, vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is rather woody with licorice, some smoke, licorice, tobacco, hints of ash and vanilla. Dry finish. A bit too woody but nice anyway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak. Flavour is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, dark chocolate, fruit, brandy, fudge, vanilla extract, and cherries. Taste pretty much the same as above. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5588) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle: Thanks to Sfhodense. Yes, a completely motoroil black as night pour with a good pretty vast (darker) brown head. Looks good. Smell is a big bomb of liquorice, coffee, burnt malts, spices, coal, earth, espresso, yeast Taste coffee, earth, wood/oak, liquorice, earth, good firm bitter, hint of sticky burnt sweets, hint of alcohol, dark fruit: raisin. A good full bodied, but slightly strange balanced, still good, bodied tasting beer. Spicy bitter burnt wood coffee aftertaste. The roasted sweets, coffee, light earth and firm bitterness stays in the aftertaste for a long time. (Thats good!) Low carbo, full body, soft creamy/oily mouthfeel and a (creamy) oily sticky texture. Talking about a big impy.

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