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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: 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.

edgallow's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2966) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, iodine, caramel and honey, flavor of chocolate, smoked malt, iodine, caramel, orange and wood, full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13601) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle split at CBC Islo during my 40th birthday shitshoot, from an IP trade with Christian, 11/10/14. Black with a well appointed dirty tan covering. Nose is bitter roast, light charr, spice, earthy cocoa rubs, dark malt. Taste comprises rich chocolate tones, oaky wood pangs, dark fruit notes, spice, charr, roast malt. Full bodied, oily feel smooth and caressing, lightly warming alcohol in the close. Decent impy - has held up very well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (6140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Viscous black dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting halo of cream head head. Aroma is toffee, candied sugar, booze apple. Flavour is full and sweet, cocoa, toast, sweet caramel, salty and toasted with dome really nice beery . very tasty. Palate is full and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is rich, roasty, dirt, earth, ash, vanilla, ash and general filth. The taste is smooth, rich, roasty, cocoa, earth, dirt, ash, vanilla, bourbon and booze with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rich and filthy. Crazy. Good depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14836) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to the birthday boy. Pours heavy black with a bubbly-frothy tan head. Big charred malt nose, deep cocoa, scorched earth. Strong sweetness with well toasted bread, syrupy chocolate, raisins, figs, smoke, char, burnt earth, wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation, chewy, viscous. Warming finish with lots more charred malts, burnt toffee, rich chocolate, dark fruits. Has aged incredibly well. Wonderful depth and drinkability too. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (3379) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at t’birthday, jet black with a fast-settling head, big stout gravy and apple nose, dry and soupy, touches of leather, cocoa, hay and pepper, very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Black, opaque, brown head. Vanilla, coffee, hints of petroleum followed by more vanilla in the nose. A little smoky, sweetish vanilla taste. Full body, smooth, syrupy texture, long, smoky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Vanilla, fruit on the nose, brown sauce, sweet bitter roasted, vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (839) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market, Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Very dark black with no head. Aroma of coffee, woody, chocolate, cake. Complex flavor of wood, sweet milk chocolate. Oily. Full body. Sticky sweet aftertaste. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvsn (1155) - ISRAEL - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG for sharing. Hazy brown-black with a small creamy head. In the nose: roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and wood. Taste - sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and dried fruits, great balance, alcohol is well hidden. Rather full-bodied. Smooth and creamy. Excellent.

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