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overall
100
94
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
al53 (94) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with big dark brown head, beautiful looking beer. If you love Laphroaig or Ardbeg, you love this aroma, peat and Islay smoke like there’s dram of whisky in your hand. Taste is also smoky with some wood, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Very big, smooth and oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Long, soft, smoky finish with cocoa and coffee. Three words: peat, smoke and Islay.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a thick, jet black colored beer, with a dense, bubbly, dark brown head. Produces then a trace of head, resulting into alcohol legs, coating up the edge of the glass. Reveals its true viscosity after swirling, leaving a translucent, slick film of dark brown beer behind on the glass. Has a great mouthfeel to it, low carbonated, with a rich creaminess to it, showcasing the peaty, warming barrel and its Islay qualities. This beer is very thick and full bodied, while profiting from its soft silkness. Tastes of scorched malts, muddy, salty earth, rich bakers chocolate and old wood, topped off by a huge peat infusion. The peatiness lends even more earth to it, adding an almost chewy proportion to the beer, together with melted bitter-chocolate and dried tobacco, which then gets gently balanced by slightly fruity, toasty coffee, salty caramel and oaky Scotch. The Islay Scotch adds a hot but pleasant peak to the taste, leaving the palate with warm, slightly dry and pleasantly bitter scorched malts, with even more pronounced red wild berries on top, perfectly coated up by cream and a blend of bitter chocolate and crushed coffee beans. Offers a fantastic variety of flavours, almost collapsing on the palate, if it wasn’t for the well working balance of the beer. Manages all the little twists perfectly, featuring a very peaty, earthy and foremost great imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (391) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
De couleur Noire foncée aux reflets sombres, ténébreux et charbonniers, cette Weasel est surmontée d’une mousse d’un brun brûlé étonnamment copieuse et persistante. Le nez est saturé de café brûlé, de bois brûlé, de whisky. C’est d’une puissance extrême et difficile à apprécier tant la gifle est percutante. Sans vouloir offenser personne amateur de ce type d’arômes, l’attaque au nez est comparable à un crayon feutre neuf. En bouche, le liquide est d’une onctuosité agréable. L’alcool et la tourbe fumée sont bien entendu au premier plan mais si on y regarde de plus près, on y ressent du tabac, de l’anis (en quantité appréciable), du gâteau aux fruits confits de Noël et une importante amertume provenant probablement d’un ajout massif de houblons nécessaires à équilibrer l’ensemble. Une fois le palais habitué à cette attaque foudroyante, la bière gagne beaucoup en buvabilité, malgré sa texture riche, grasse et presque pâteuse. Cette bière est un charnier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[4/27/15] Draught at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Black with a bit of brown foam. Big peaty aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Sweet flavor with lots of chocolate and peat, some coffee and a burnt finish. Full-bodied. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisRR (15) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Very brown almost black color and dark head. Has fantastic aroma of whiskey but has very little alcohol taste. Tons of smoke and malt. Not a beer you van drink tons of because of the intense flavors, but very good at 5-10 cl at a time. Great for after a nice meal if you don’t want full on whiskey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Une belle petite bouteille. Une bière pour homme et amateur de whiskey écossais. Cet Imperial Stout goûte la tourbe écossaise et l’iode. C’est particulier mais aussi singulier. Cette bière m’a donné le goût de boire du scotch !!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (552) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with tan head. Aroma has loads of peat, coffee, smoke, dark malts, dark fruits, caramel, dark rich chocolate, leather. Oaky booze. Very good. Taste is very nice and peaty. Acidic wood, chocolate, dark malts, peat, smoke, rich, vanilla. Finish has tons of peat, dry wood. Well hidden ABV. Full creamy body. Long smoky finish with some heat.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Pitch black as usual. Smoky nose, but not really any coffee left. Nice peaty smoke on the tounge, dry and ashtray harsh with a nice whisky vanilla finish. But still feels like the barrel takes over, no coffee left.. Still really a nice beer though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4749) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Tap.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma is sweet warming with note of whiskey and motor oile,sweet and warming with flavor of soya and roasted coffee,smooth and mild finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Un anneau de mousse flotte sur une robe impériale bourgogne. Un nez énorme de whisky tourbé, d’iode, de bois et de réglisse salée. C’est loin d’être agressant mais ça manque de présence maltée. Au goût, les saveurs maltées se développent davantage. Je vois du chocolat et du café. Reste que le fût est puissant en alcool, en bois et en fumée de tourbe. C’est loin d’être mauvais. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps liquoreux qui ne montre que très peu de bulles. En finale, c’est assez sec sur des notes boisées et des notes de terre fumée qui perdurent.


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