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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: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 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 (6073) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. pitch black with an espresso head. nose is wood, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla possibly fudge? great on the palate, heavy on the ash, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a very smooth finish. couldn’t taste the alcohol at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a black body that looks somewhat still with large alcohol legs. Aroma of alcohol, big chocolate notes, light smoke, vinous and raisins. Taste is raisins, chocolate, smoke, charcoal. All around really big. Syrupy, medium bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2010
(bottle from Marsiblursi, tack!) Pours dark brown/black with a thin light tan head. Aroma is very interesting and unique, with some basil, chocolate pudding, pancake batter, and black licorice being the most predominant scents. The taste is more normal for an impy, with roasted malt, chocolate, plenty of piney hops, some dark fruits, that gave way to a nice dry and oaky finish. I find most Scandinavian stouts to have a charred or astringent character to them, but this one proved to be an exception, as it maintained a nice and even roast profile. Mouthfeel was full and smooth. A good one, just wish it wasn’t put in such an asininely small bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2009
A pitch black colored beer with a dark brown head. The aroma of dark malts, chocolate with dark fruits like prune with notes of wood. The taste of dark malt, chocolate, notes of wood with some alcohol in the back. The aftertaste of burny alcohol with bitterness and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 14,400. Draft and bottled. A pitch black beer with a hug dark brown head - maybe the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of sugar like dextrose, roasted malt, alcohol, dark bitter chocolate, and coffee, as well as medium notes of wood, leading to a dry woody and alcoholic finish. The alcohol and hops tickles the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Black of color with a small beige head. An aroma of alcohol, liqurice and coffee. A flavor of liqurice, alcohol, bitter and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
EBF08. Pours black with a cream bead. Aroma is dark malt, chocolate, coffee black fruit. This is also very vineous. Flavour vi vineous, coffee, chocolate and liquorish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2009
[Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!] Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma is kind of odd and sweet, with honey, herbal qualities and smoke. The taste is sweet as well, then oak, a little smoke, and then malt and chocolate blend together. Medium mouthfeel, and has long finish. Overall, this was a pretty quality barrel-aged imperial stout, and something that I would like to try again in a little bigger bottle. Thanks again, Marsiblursi!

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