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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Sampled with beerbiker and stepdad, thanks for a great evening! Black! Roasted malty aroma with some fruity notes, honney and port wine. Thick thick moutfull. Lots of fruity sweetness in the flavor aswell along with roasted and burned malt and coffee notes. Great coffee finish and overall just very very complex. My favorite in the 6-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6801) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
250. Thanks, Thewolf! Jet black with a few burnt brown bubbles. Sweetish plummy vanilla nose. Body’s not much above medium. Creamy. Plum, vanilla, and roast on the mid-palate. Sweet finish of medium duration. Delicious, complex, and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
(EBF 2008) Nack color, brown head. Malty aroma, some tar, chcolate and cocoa. Bitter chocolate and cocoa flavor, violet, licorice, some smoky notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle 0,25l shared with Rune. Thanks. Black as coal. A large fluffy mocca colored head. Inviting aroma of sherry and alcohol. Fruity overall impression with the alcohol shining through. Surprisingly easy to drink. No bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2008
250ml bottle bought at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Dark as black coal. Initial brownish head with round dimples. Smell of dark fruits and malt - the aroma could be described as dark grapefruit. Flavoured with dark fruits in gently interplay with sweet, milk chocolate sustained by underlying alcohol. Nice and lingering endnotes. Full bodied. Heavy stuff (shared with Finn, Tromsø 13.10.2008).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2008
It’s pitch black with a huge, nougat colored, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, fruity hops, oak and port wine. The mouthfeel is oily. The flavour has a light sweetness and a light, roasted bitterness and notes of dark fruits, oak, warming alcohol, hop pellets, a little ash, caramel, coffee and sweet licorice. The finish is very long with notes of coffee and a light, slightly dry bitterness. It’s a very complex and nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2008
(On tap) Pours completely opaque black with a small light-brown head. Intensely sweet aroma of burned malt and dark sugars. Very full-bodied with hard roasted malts, sweet and sugary. Subdued bitterness but alcohol galore. Strangely salty and ashy. 120908

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Chris O’s.Pours a rich deep black with a small tannish head. Aroma: ground coffee beans,burnt carbon on toast, some dark chocolate but not prominant. Flavour: Roasty, burnt, treacle almost too bitter and burnt with a light sweetness and coffee. Actually gutted as i luv mikkeller beers and not too hot on this one soz.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Bottle at chris_o’s pre beerexposed tasting. Alround rating: Hoppy slightly plasticy nose, incredibly roasty burnt tar like character, pritty overpowering bitterness. Not my deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11892) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma has coffee, licorice, hoppy and burned notes. Sweet and thick, with hops and alcohol in the flavour

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