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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 700   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1906) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
A wonderful beer with an unusual taste. The pour is nearly pure opaque black with a hint of brown on the bottom edge. A two finger creamy tan head with a mixture of tiny and big bubbles. The aroma is very hop forward with an IPA-esque smell of grapefruit and tart citrus sweetness. The roasted malts and coffee are very forward as well with a sweet bitter coffee note. The body is medium with mild carbonation and overly dry. The middle is a citrus sweetness with an roasted coffee taste. Getting licorice and roasty notes. The hops are overbearing on the finish with a bitter grapefruit finish. Smooth taste, don’t notice the alcohol at all. A unique beer half between a stout and a black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2011
The pour is nearly black with a moderately full, tan, dense, creamy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves scattered, frothy lace. The nose is lots of bitter chocolate, lighter dark roast, burnt caramel, faint campfire smoke, some cedar, but also light grapefruit, resins, and faint tropical fruit. The flavor carries more of the Simcoe and Columbus hop notes than the nose; lighter bitter chocolate and burnt caramel, still a touch of campfire, sweet grapefruit and a faint kiwi?, rustic resin, and dark coffee roast. The palate is medium to full, creamy and velvety, drying, and soft to lively. The beer finishes long, dry, and highly bitter, both from dark roast but also high AA hops, lingering cedar and rustic, smoky, and a grapefruit peel. The bitterness is high especially moving towards the finish and the acidity is moderate but seemed understated. The dry campfire and cedar notes are the only flaws I can really find in this one, they just do not meld well with the additional hops. Other than those minor notes, the new hops add an interesting, American Black IIPA quality to the beer. So different from the original yet shares so many similarities. Very good experiment from a phenomenal brewery, curious to see if this will make it to beer geek brunch?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle split with Pat during a "breakfast Mikkeller" flight. This was a great closer. Pours a deep brown body with nice off white lacing. Aroma is fresh hop and slight malty roast. Mouthfeel falls somewhere between a black ipa and a stout with notes of fresh hop, roasted malts, and coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2011
Poured out in the most inappropriate glassware, but still, this beer can’t be held down. Pours a deep, rich, brown with frothy, deep tan color. Aroma is of spiced chocolate, lots of floral and citrus hop spiciness mixed with chocolate and notes of roasted malt. Taste is hop forward and very aggressive but the body on this one and the rich, dark, roast balances it out very well and makes it the most delectable treat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
Pours jet black with three fingers of thick tan head. A layer of carbonation remains throughout. Roasted malts and piney hops are the first two aromas to hit the nose. They continue to dominate but are joined by a nice coffee undertone and a touch of sweetness. The beer is bitter - in a good way - both from the coffee and from the hop presence. You can a lot more coffee in the taste compared to the nose. I taste dark chocolate and roasty malts as well. The finish is bitter as well. I could see how some people wouldn’t like the mix of hops and coffee but this works really well for me. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy as you’d expect from an oatmeal stout. Carbonation was light but appropriate for the style. Overall this was a great beer that shows how talented Mikkeller is at walking the line between hops and coffee. I will buy this again if given the chance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4709) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2011
Bottled. The aroma has chocolate, light roast, piney and flowery hops. Black coloured beer with a lasting, beige, medium head. The taste is light sweet, with evolving bitterness. There are some light roasty coffee malts, chocolate, little fruitiness, more hopcharacter towards the finish. Very smooth, quite well balanced. Pure craftmanship.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4784) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Black. Minimal head. Black tary oatmeal and coffee scent. Hops on the tip of the tongue and then a darker flavour. Hops seem to float on a surprisingly light stout to the back of the mouth when the hops give way to a cloudy thick stout aftertaste. I might have started it a little cold, body turns a little silkier with a light sugar edge as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours black/dark brown with a thick tan head. Floral hops, coffee, chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Roasted malt. Solid brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
16.9 oz botle from Capone’s. Pours onyx with big 4-finger tan head. Nose is huge resiny hops, pine, dark roasty malt, coffee, cacao. Tastes very smooth, rich, with a front end of nitrogenated dark malt, incredibly velvety smooth, with mid-palate hops, coffee, cacao, and earthy molasses and blackberry and fig notes. This one is as smooth as it gets, and absolutely wonderful. Naysayers can suck my balls, because this one rules, and it even better than Alpha Klaus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
Black with a creamy tan head. Floral citrus hops, cherry, and chocolate aroma. Thick buttery palate. Bitter coffee and bitter dark chocolate tastes with a rich earthy finish.


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