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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: 227   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.


badgerben's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Brewed 090309, Tasted 1/13/13. Courtesy of Skyview. Black color with a small head. Smoky and medicinal aroma with noticeable peat character. Just a massive peat reak flavor. Fairly salty and medicinal. Moderately malty.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1317) - - SEP 1, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller. Rich dark coffee character, brown sugar, spicy whiskey bite, notes of tobacco and licorice, dry finish. Quite smooth and balanced for such a big beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle shared with Tom. Opaque oily black pour with thin orange layer of foam. Aroma is really intriguing, nice soft smoky aromas, rich licorice and coffee, light molasses. Taste is super delicious, rich flavors, smoky, light molasses, umami notes, very light leather, brown sugar, extremely tasty, very well calibrated, very flavorful and not too sweet. Palate is full bodied but never cloying, full carbonation. Very tasty, especially for a style (scotch barrel aged stouts) I usually despise, this is incredibly good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4020) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
How: Botttle (330 ml). Split 2-ways with JulienHuxley.

>>> A wonderfully executed Islay barrel-aged RIS, which is the exception. Very tasty stuff!

- Black with a medium oily beige head and little lacing.
- Nice scotch aroma, not overpowering and well complemented by a chocolate, roasted malts, caramel... surprisingly well balanced.
- It’s also well balanced in taste with a solid malt backbone, nice Islay presence, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate... really nice.
- Full bodied, moderate carbonation, nice warming finish.
- Really complex and suprisingly (!) not cloying at all. I easy finish my glass and would have welcomed more.

Flavors: Islay, chocolate, caramel, iodine, peat, roasted malts, mild spiciness, a bit of alcohol and oak.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Aroma is great, roasty, choc, coffee, but not overpowering. Not much sign of the barrel. Bit of spice, licquorice and smoke. Taste is good. Smooth, roast and choc dominated with just a hint of the whisky at the end. Quite oaty. Further down, booze kicks in. Still nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1274) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle in Cardinal, 5th August 2015. This beast pours a clean, black beverage. Aroma is peaty malt whiskey, taste is peat forward, good for me, some sweet balance and overall a good dry impy. Get it down ya neck

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to burspak. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is super peaty, smoky, roast, cocoa. Flavor is full of roast, cocoa scotch and smoky peat, medium sweet, and light plus bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This is pretty good, but you gotta love peaty scotch to get into it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1802) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, lakris, kaffe og whiskey. Smak av røstet malt, lakris, kaffe, sjokolade, vanilje, laktose og whiskey. Tap @ Melkebaren.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from khioskh Smoke, coffee, sweet smoke, chocolate. Not that intense aroma Black, tanned head. Heavy swee, light bitter. The smoke is really heavy in taste and body. Gives it an unbalanced finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dr_Fellini (899) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is slightly smoky, roasted malts. Flavor is WAY too smoky for my liking. I’m certainly biased though, because I just can’t do scotch. Not my thing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
11.2oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours very dark brown. Small tan head. Aroma is very nice. Peat whiskey dominates (just the right amount). Coffee. Taste is dominantly sweet. A little bitterness. Body is full and rich. Smooth texture. Low carbocation. Long finish.


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