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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%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium to dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, peat, iodine. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat. [120908]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From tap. Pour dark brown to black with a lacing tan chocolate brown head. Aroma is mild chocolate malty with a light hopy note and smooth fruity accent. Smoked and lingering sweet flavour with a solid hoppy bitterness into the finish. Nice marmelade fruity and sweet mix. Nicely balanced and lasting into the far finish. Quite close to the brunch brew. Rated on the toilet, what a pleasure....:)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29699) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Darught at EBF 2008. Pitch black (darker than coal) with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice and alcohol. Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee with notes of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and alcohol. Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, small brown foamy head. Aroma is coffee, some mild roast, alcohol and wood in a nice balance. Flavour is fruits, dark dry fruits, dark malts and some tones of chocolate and vanilla. Aftertaste has vanilla, dark fruits and mild toasted notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19809) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black. Intense aroma of vanilla, menthe and tar. Sweet and compact. Powerful and woody with tocbacco and tar in sugar. Thanks to excellent well structured soft malt the inetnse sweetness doesn’t go overboard. A really complex mega-beer that works very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty oaky chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty roasted oaky, licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with some oaky hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15060) - 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.

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