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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8594) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Wauw !! What ratings. In a few moments I am going to open the bottle and I feer that I am not having the courage to rate it below 4.! Hope it will not be necessary. First thing: Why the make the bottle that difficutlt to open? Pouring the liquid made me happy. I could see that it was indeed black. The head high creamy brown and long lasting leaving nice lacings. Aroma has a disturbing likeliyness of glue, guess it is the alcohol in combination with the hops, which is way too dominant. Sorry mates. Flavor thour is far from being alcohol dominated although you can taste it of cours. Smoke roasted barley malt coffee cocoa powerful hops, low carbonation and a long powerful dry bitter aftertaste. I am a bit disappointed. I have to give it a good rating, although not a top rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
50cL bottle. Pours pitch black, topped with a moderate sized brown head. Intense aroma, can be picked up from a few feet away. Notes of ash, charcoal, wood, roasted chocolate malt, peat and espresso. Flavor is dominated by charcoal, smoke, and peat. Chocolate malt, espresso, and wood round the palate out a bit. Mouthfeel is dry and ashy. Peat and coffee linger on the palate; I still taste peat a few minutes after my last sip. It’s good, but I enjoyed the original BGB Weasel even more.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5822) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle at home - thank you yespr! Looks really good, deep black, dark head. Starts very strong with complex malty notes. A bit alcoholic, quite woody-scratchy, notes of strong coffee and liquorice. Finish prickly-scratchy, a bit unbalanced. I liked the regular version more.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24589) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2009
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Quite much pitch black colour with mediumsized yellowish brown head. This one has rather much left of the original beer with the Islay notes not coming in all too dominating, although they are strong. This one has aged very nicely in the barrells

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (5774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2010
500 ml bottle. Black body with a small brown head. Strong aroma of peat, bog, roasted coffee and wood. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, lots of peat, whisky, coffee, hops and some vanilla. This is very nice and suprisingly smooth to be Islay, but frankly I don’t think the whisky oak is making this any better than the original Weasel, that beer is perfect as it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 33cl, exclusive Danish brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2010
Strong head tan in colour pitch black stout in colour carbonation good good retention aroma whiskey caramel coffee vanilla flavour coffee whiskey decent bitter civet cat has done well caramel sweetness vanilla whiskey a little strong but okay pine a resin touch the stout had a superb look when poured finish malt sweetness decent lasting bitter whiskey touch nice imp stout

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 060310. Black with beige head. Aroma of complex roasted malts. Flavor with coffee, chokolate, malt and both with a balanced touch of peated smoke. Hints of salt. Expensive but a unique experience.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4040) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
19-MAR-2010, bottle with Ulkløbben - @home, from "Fish & Beer". Tasted side by side with the "ordinary Weasel". This is a bit too much. Like the barrell is not really integrated. It is too much like whisky topped of with beer - or the other way around? Well, it cannot be hidden that underneath is a fantastic beer, but the end result is really not my cup of tea.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle. Rating #500! Pitch black pour with a frothy tan head that quickly diminishes to surface cover. Complex aroma is constantly changing so that different elements become dominant and are then obscured by others; has notes of coffee, dark chocolate, malty caramel, iodine, peat smoke, wood and dark fruit. Flavour has with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt up front with the peat, alcohol and wood notes quickly coming after. Oily, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a long smoky, bitter finish that contains a bit of alcohol warmth. A very good stout, the Islay whisky characters are well integrated although they are on the strong side. Very well made nonetheless.


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