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Mikkeller Black Fist

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 783   ABV: 26.1%
No freeze distilling needed. This beer has been barrelaged 10 times on different bourbon barrels. It took us two years to bring the imperial stout Black up from the original 18% ABV to the amazing 26,1%.How about the taste? There is a reason it is called the “Black Fist”. Decant it as we suggest in the serving tips, and you will have a mindblowing experience. This beer is complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3211) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a very dark brown, almost black beer without any head on top. Aroma is medicinal, licorice. loads of booze, wood and bourbon. Flavor is very boozy, loads of different stuff going on. The alcohol overpowers at first, but later comes the touches of vanilla, bourbon, caramel and loads of wood. Very, very strong for sure, very complex as well. This turned out pretty well spent money for this bottle. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle bought in Copenhagen in 2013. Black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of bourbon, vanilla, some coffee and alcohol. Similar taste although with more alcohol. Full body and with a very long finish. A beer to sip, better than expected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, schenkt zwart met rode gloed en plakkerige kraag. aroma van alcohol, stevig moutig, sherry, bourbon, fruitig. Smaken...wow.... deze is idd enorm sterk alcoholisch, volmoutig, veel bourbon, zoet, chocolade, bruine suiker, hout,
bier ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5406) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
At Camping Ratebeers. Black colour, thin beige-brown head. Aroma of soy sauce, molasses, some vanilla, bourbon, cabbage, brown sugar, tar. Flavour is sweet, molasses, some soy sauce, bourbon, alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, heavy roasted notes, bitter finish with alcohol. Full bodied. Tasty,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1872) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, alcohol. Smaakt Alchol. Teveel Alchol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, soy sauce, vanilla, roasted malts, cacao, coffee. Bitter flavour, quite alcoholic, sweet, strong liquorice, coffee. Finish bourbon, liquorice, strong alcohol, wood. Nice.
(from bottle @ Camping Ratebeers ’15, Nat en Winderig)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4761) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ camping ratebeer ’15. Black with a small light brown head. Smells boozy, appelstroop, sweet. Tastes sweet, appelstroop, roasty. Full body, alcohol is present, soft carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1857) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt alcohol, peated. Smaakt alcohol, koffie, chocolade. Heftig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2659) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2015
@ Gyllenbock 15-7-22: fantastiska toner av bourbon, vanilj och kaffe. Vätskan är som olja och mycket stark. Hettan från alkoholen känns som chilli.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2886) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle at Kulminator, courtesy of Nbird, thanks a lot! Black motoroil, poured in a decanter. We had to wait for 10 minutes according to Dirk. Heavy aroma of boozy vanilla and roast. Taste is very heavy, with lots of strong vanilla, strong roasted coffee and a warm boozy burning finish. Very strong, but it’s cleary still a beer. Tremendous achievement, awesome stuff.

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