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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Black IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Danish: En Oatmeal Stout brygget på: vand, malt, humle og gær. Specialversion med ekstra humle og tørhumlet med Simcoe og Columbus. Kaffe (Idido, lysristet) fra Danmarks sejeste kaffegutter Coffee Collective.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
In short: A so-called Stout that is in fact an intensely bitter Black IPA with an overwhelming amount of green bitter hops. For hopheads only (like me).
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh one month after purchase (as fresh as a Mikkeller can be in North-America)
The look: Black body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention leaving a lot of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is a explosion of fresh green hops with light notes of roast and chocolate. Taste is more of the same. I think there was chocolate malts, roast, an oat sensation, some booze, maybe a bit of toffee. But as soon I took my first sip I could taste anything else than the hops. Bitterness level is through the roof, probably in the top-10 most bitter beers I’ve ever had. This beer is a palate destroyer. Hopping is very green, very fresh, like biting in green hop pellets. The bitterness is intense enough that it adds to the alcohol bite and makes the beer appear more boozy than it is. This is a straightforward beer but it’s hard for a beer to create complexity when the bitterness is so overwhelming. I love Black IPAs and I’m a hophead so I enjoyed this beer, but I would only recommend this beer to extreme Black IPAs lovers. This is rare hoppy beer that I’d like to taste with six more months of age on it. Thankfully I had my Mikkeller long stem tulip glass to drink this beer, and I find it unbelievable that some people out don’t realize that the it tastes 25% better when a beer is served in its proper glassware and when a sandwich is cut diagonally.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
[500ml bottle, Drinkmonger Edinburgh] Black pour with a huge tan head. Roasty aroma at first, then a huge hop hit on the nose. Sharp and roasted flavours mingle throughout - plenty of coffee on the aftertaste, but with a biting hop background. Fascinating to get both halves together. For me, it works [29012012]

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2990) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
I wanted to like this beer as I love this series, I just didn’t like how the big hoppiness melded with the stout flavors. Aroma was big and delicious. Big rich milk chocolate, burnt roasted coffee and green hops. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown/near black with a puffy one finger cherry head that laced all the way down the glass. Taste seemed very muddled. The strong coffee and roasted malt filled the mouth with bitterness from the start. The chocolate notes were gone. The hops come in mid-swallow with grapefruit rind and lemon. The mouth is left dry and extremely bitter. The flavors don’t compliment each other, they clash. Nice carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
AROMA: Big notes of chocolate and roast, citrusy hops APPEARANCE: black as coal with a 1" pillowy tan head TASTE:Big sweet malt note and coffee,with an immediate bitter from the hops. caramel, toffee, and as it warms, dates and plums with a lemony tinge at the end from the lupelins PALATE: thick,almost chewy as it warms.lively carbonation and a bitter hop finish OVERALL: A very interesting beer, not like any other i have had, very hoppy stout, in nice balance with big maltiness and big hops to balance. Defies styles, in fact it arrogantly spits in it’s face. I love all Mikkeller beers that I have tried to date, this is one of the best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from Avengedpoet. Dark, black lots of head. Aroma is coffee, hops, and oatmeal. Flavor is dark roasted barley, coffee, and green hops. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2012
From a bottle. Pours black with tight tan head. Citrus hop aroma with some chocolate and licorice. Taste is a perfectly balanced explosion of citrus hops up front followed by chocolate and then a licorice molasses finish. Fairly bitter and full bodied. Delish

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Really odd...lots of peppery hops, grassiness, citrus with only a hint of coffee. Like chewing on a hop cone but truly nothing enjoyable about this one. Acidic with tons of bitterness. Dark mahogany pour but nothing else speaks to this being a stout. Shockingly bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6333) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours pitch black with a huge creamy tanned head. Aroma of coffee,hay, fruity hops and chocolate. Dry hoppy taste, with some good dark roasted coffee and strong resiny and piney hops. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EstuBirra (1) - - JAN 16, 2012 does not count
Aroma a planta fresca como si el lúpulo ubiese sido acabado de cortar, Color negro oscuro deja pasa poca luz de sabor amargo recordando notas verdes pero sin llegar a parecerse a su aroma en su sabor se notan las maltas bien tostadas de paladar exquisito.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5693) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle, at local tasting. ABV 7.5%. Black colour, large beige head. Typical American IPA aroma, piney and resinous notes, hints of catpiss. Moderate coffee notes. Roasty flavour, strong coffee notes, also plenty of resinous hops.


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