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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee & vanilla


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep creamy oozy black with a small deep brown head. The nose is flowing with whole vanilla beans and vanilla extract with some marshmallow touches. The flavors are rich with vanilla that really powers the profile Roasty malts fill in the edges at the beginning and eventually rounds out the beer. A nice spice from the vanilla bean. Not enough coffee in front for my preference or maybe the roast is on the milder side. Don’t get me wrong it is there. A nice spicy after taste with a good amount of drying. Very tasty beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
11.2oz into tulip. Minneapolis. Pours dark dark brown. Small tan head. Aroma is heavy on vanilla and coffee. Some hits of chocolate. Taste is incredibly rich. sweet. Some chocolatey bitterness to balance. Body is very very full. Taste is super rich. Long finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
Black stout with beautiful nougat colored foam. The aroma is hard roasted malt with distinctive scent of chocolate. The taste varies over slightly bitter cocoa beans, dark rich chocolate, a little smoke and a filling which is creamy with a little tang of vanilla. Extremely delicate and very potent imperial stout which is for long-term drinking. Certainly a beer that deserves full marks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (311) - POLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Doskonały aromat - głęboka, melczna czekolada, płatki owsiane, jest wyraźna wanilia. Aromat zdecydowanie słodki i intensywny, ale nie ostry, po nalaniu więcej kawy z mlekiem. . Barwa czarna, piana średnioobfita, ładna, drobnopęcherzykowa, beżowa. W smaku głównie kawa, likierowo, także czekolada, owsianki już mniej, alkohol wyczuwalny, szczypie w język i w przełyk, ale jak na 13% to akceptowalne. Goryczka wysoka, ściągająca, lekko alkoholowa. W smaku pełne, nie jest takie gładkie, jak można by się po aromacie spodziewać. Zdecydowanie warte leżakowania. Aromat fenomenalny, w smaku nie tak dobrze, ale nadal, dobrze :).

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybion (98) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours pitch black and completely opaque. Small amount of dark tan head forms at first but doesn’t stick around. Strong notes of chocolate cake on the nose, alongside other chocolate-based notes such as chocolate milkshake or hot chocolate powder, while the coffee note is subtle, compared to the brunch weasel. Fudge/caramel elements emerge later, and then come some less sweet notes such as mature cheddar, roast beef/roast beef crisps, gravy granules, some hints of spice, earth, and finally a burnt, woodsmoke-esque edge to the whole thing. Some of these take a while to emerge so would recommend letting this one warm up a bit. Booze is remarkably well hidden given the ABV, only occasionally cutting through the rest of the aroma. Huge, extremely bitter hit of roasted malt in the initial tasting, which mellows out a bit for the rest of the during while maintaining a lingering presence. Sticky toffee pudding and molasses come through around the mid point, balancing out the bitterness of the roasted malt nicely. The roast beef hints from the aroma make their much appreciated return. These notes stick around for the finish which is long and sticky and leaves a lingering bitterness. Alcohol barely even registers until the psychoactive effects start to kick in, and there’s no burn whatsoever. Can’t really taste any of the advertised vanilla at the moment but that hardly matters when everything else is this good. Body is full, and the texture is thick, slick and goes down a treat. There’s even a slight hint of carbonation, which is interesting but doesn’t really affect the overall package. Pretty much everything an imperial stout should be, and moreso. Mikkeller are wizards.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (4296) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Thick black body, large sticky head. Sticky is the general word that applies here, with dark sugar, dough, chocolate, vanilla, cookie, brownie, sweet cream. Great amount of flavours, although sweetness sticks out. Dessert beer. No, it?s desserts by itself. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
12 oz bottle I got in a trade off of Facebook, big thanks to Mr. Antonio Castillo. The pour is dark and oily black with a finger of dark mocha head and no lace some great lacing. The aroma is something else. It smells like a boozy vanilla coffee shake. The roast is beautiful and the vanilla is a little reserved but the coffee is there, a great sweetness on the back end from the vanilla. I wish it smelled a little more vanilla-ish. There is a decent booze on the back end. The flavor is unbelievable. Lots of vanilla, tons of coffee, a beautiful roast, little bitterness from licorice. The booze isn’t detectable. The mouth feel is thick, chewy, with a soft velvety carbonation that is great. The aftertaste is lingeringly coffee and vanilla with a bitter roast. Damn good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (363) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is vanilla bomb, booze, coffee, creme brulee, nice. Appearance is black, brown head, great thick pour, looks great. Taste is vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, lactose, mellow for 13%. Mouthfeel is wonderful, great carbonation, thick, oily, viscous. Overall, it’s unbelievable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (7852) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
From tap. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2593) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Pours jet black with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of lots of chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste is of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, sugar, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sticky. Overall: Very nice. Somewhat heavy. Quite tasty. A tad boozy and sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HammerTroll (815) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 21, 2015
Pitch black, small brown head. Lots of vanilla and cocoa, bit boozy. Taste is again vanilla and cocoa bomb, some cocoa bitterness and sweetness. Full body, thick and oily, flat carbonation. Marvelous.


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