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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged 2½ months in Schotch Islay whiskey barrels
Carbonation level: Medium
Editor’s note: Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear dark dark brown black color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, smoke - iodine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, iodine, peat, dark roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100409]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle shared by the Danish delegation! Now we are talking! Aroma is delightfully peaty, strong Islay, this definitely turned a few people in the room off, however, I rather enjoyed it and think it was done right, a little bit overwhelming though 8.5. Flavor is also strong of Islay but is still kept in good proportion with the delicious brunch underneath, very well barreled, strong barrel but done in a delicate sophisticated way, again strong Islay that some are obviously not tuned to 9.5. Didn’t make notes about the body, except that this was my favorite of the tasting and it was basically perfectly done for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Madsberg. Pours a fairly viscous brown / black with a nice one finger thick tan head that left some nice lacing. Nose was big and smokey along with roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and a touch of booze. Much more drinkable than the peated "Black".

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (5790) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
500ml bottle pours an opaque black with a spitty beige head. The aroma is HUGE, salty, smoky scotch. Smells like a campfire at the Scottish shore. I guess there’s a bit of coffee, but all I get is heavy, peaty scotch. Flavor is heavy on burnt plastic, rubber, black toast, burnt wood. Full bodied burnt finish. A drain pour for me. Worst thing I had all night.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this bounty. Batch # 415. Upon noticing the Islay label, I quickly had flashbacks of the Brewdog Islay beers that have left my mouth filled with ashes and peat. Mikkeller succeeded in using the Islay where Brewdog has miserably failed. pours dark brown, off-white head, thick golden lacing. Aroma, peat, whiskey barrel malty and the Islay ashy aroma. flavors, lots of peat, malty barrel mouthfeel leaving a nice warming boozy palate. The whole Islay experience is balanced by a nice use of the coffee and a thick chocolate touch. Overall the addition of the weasel adds a nice twist to the beer though it has not converted me to enjoying the Islay ashy feel of the barrel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
Bottle shared with plovmand. It pours pitch black with a dense brown head. The aroma is loaded with peat, tar and whiskey but also roasted malt and a hint of alcohol. The flavour is massive, with lots of heavy roasted malt, smoked whiskey, peat, coffee and caramel. It has a nice balance but I’m not a whiskey lower..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
Bottle shared with Anker. Pitch black with a creamy brown head leaving nice lacings. The aroma is peaty, whisky, some roasted malt and caramel. The coffee is almost gone. When it opens it gets quite vinous and I sense some ripe fruit. The flavour is very powerful. Roast, peat, smoke, dark fruit, coffee and light chocolate. I sense the alcohol but its warming. Lots of liqourice in the finish as well as peat. Very smooth and creamy texture. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
500mL silver wax from Alvinne. Pours pitch black with a nice tan head, good retention, good lace. Aroma is insane smoke, whiskey, rustic grain alcohol, almost cigar ashy. I mean holy crap. It’s almost ridiculous how much of the Islay character is in there. It really is a nose identical to a snifter of actual Islay whiskey. Taste is similar. Just really over the top in my opinion. Hilarious though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2010
Massive smoky scotch nose, lots of chocolate and coffee. taste is moderately sweet, lots of sweetness, very smoky. This is the best version of the weasel I’ve had so far, but it’s not stunning.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with plenty of peated malt, smoke, burned malt, dark chocolate and espresso notes. Flavour was quite intense with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, peated malt, smoke, whiskey, vanilla and woody notes. Finished sweet with plenty of smoke. Lovely.


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