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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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4970) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
18cl bottle pours a totally opaque black with a creamy, slightly cloudy beige head. Aroma is nice, chocolate milk, vanilla, brown sugar, cake icing, coffee with cream. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, coffee with cream, toasted grains. Full bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2010
OK, so my tasting notes were altered ex-post fact, by a sneaky rater (you know who you are!) Although this was the last beer (for me) of a very long night of tasting and sharing, I remember this one being tasty enough, with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate, but not too much else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
Big roasty, chocolate, coffee nose. Very sweet, lots of chocolate, lots of caramel and toffee, dark fruit, decent oak, etc. Nothing special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (907) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
bottle courtesy of deflagro, thanks buddy! pours very black, nice head with a bit of cascading, looks like jagermeister with foam. aroma of licorice, rubber clothing, booze and chocolate, smells like jagermeister. taste is rich and salty, has a tingly aftertaste, like blood. or jagermeister. thick, coating mouthfeel, very syrupy, sweet and bitter at the same time, like jagermeister. aftertaste almost tastes just like jagermeister. damn good stuff, feel like going outside on a cold night naked with this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
It’s highly carbonated, it pours black as coal with a huge beige head. Roasted malt aroma, liquorice, wood, light vanilla, smoke, cardboard and light sourness. The mouthfeel surprises for it’s smoothness; excellent combination of chocolate and roasted malt flavor, almost perfect, silky and powerful, with a minimal roasted malt sourness. The final is still powerful and balanced, a bit salty, and never too alcoholic. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Papsoe you rock my friend. Black pour. Brown head. Aroma is ashy, really ashy. Charcoal. Meat and tires!(yes). Flavor is a bit sweet with tons of ash, chocoloate, coffee, peat, salami(yes). What a unique and delicious brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
(25cl bottle) Pours an opaque black body that coats glass like oil and has a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and wood. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla, and coffee with a dry finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy brown with roasty chocolate and plastic aroma, flavors of nutty butterscotch and caramel, lingering finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
big thanks to bu11zeye for this treat. poured black with a tan head and some great legs. aroma was choc syrup, dark roast, and fudge. flavor was choc syrup, dark roast, fudge, burnt notes, and a meaty quality. medium body with low carbonation. wow was this thing good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5592) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
( 25cl bottle dated bb 12-31-12 generously shared by bu11zeye) Pours black as coal with a nice tan head and coats the glass like oil. Nose of fudge, sweet chocolate, and graham cracker. Smelled it for like 5 minutes before I even tasted it. Taste of alcohol, smoke, baker chocolate with a great creamy carbonated finish.

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