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Mikkeller Black Fist

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 783   ABV: 26.1%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
storskurk (86) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
En vild whiskey duft og sød malt. Ret kulsort men brun i bunden. Det R jo bare ren sprut. Kompleks ja, ja men det er en ren sprutsmag. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle, 375ml. A more or less flat one, very dark in color, dark reddish brown, and with next to no head. Alcohol, roasted malts, coffee, licorice and hops on the nose. A touch of treacle too. It’s bitter, warming and full-bodied on the palate, way, way, way too warming, it’s just booze with an imperial stout flavor. Roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate notes. Citrusy hops and treacle too. Sort of soft on the palate, except for the extreme heat though. Lasting finish. There’s lots of nice things going on here, both in the aroma and in the flavor, the hoppy bitterness is also on the positive side, but then there’s so much alcohol I can’t say I enjoyed it much at all. Interesting though. 140322

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
Sampled at VANØ annual meeting2014. Close to pitch black body with a thin beige head. Strong aroma of dark malt, dry fruit and intense oak with whisky and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet and boozy, lots of oak, vanilla, dry fruit, bitter coffee and whisky. Full body and one aftertaste that stays almost too long. Lots of everything here, but too much wood and boozy whisky for my likings. Nothing against whisky barrel stout, but this is just too messy for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (186) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Shared a bottle yesterday with a friend. Black liquid with a very small brown head which disappeared in a few seconds. Lots of caramel in the aroma along with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Very sweet taste of bourbon, caramel, chocolate. Light bitterness. Nice alcohol burn, it wasn’t as harsh as I thought it would be. Creamy and thick texture. soft carbonation. Not that complex at all, still a great beer and a bomb of flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle@Yespr’s - dark brown near black coloured pour with a tiny tan head. Roasted and sweet taste and aroma, vinous, caramel, dark choc, strong port, dried fruit notes, with a big boozy alcohol burn to this. Tough one to rate this, appreciate and liked the craft and complexity that has gone into this, but personally to much of a boozy monster abv overshadowing the taste and aroma, but glad to have sampled/experienced it nonetheless :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
375 ml bottle. Brownish black with small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, rum, raisins, dried fruit, roasted malt and some hop notes. Taste is massive and intense; bourbon, rum, raisins, salty notes, syrup, dark sugar, alcohol with incredible bitterness, especially when is was freshly poured (~10 C). The bitterness was somewhat subdued with time, this should be poured about 30 min before drinking. Complex, intense and crazy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Deep brown with a small tight head. The nose is huge hot brownie. Loads of woody barrel, booze. Fat raisin and rich coffee, dark roasted chocolate. Mild soy. Rich wood. Full body, oily. Overall, completely over the top. Still fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

Dark dark black brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, dark dried berry, raisin, plum, prune. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, sharp. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20131230]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dry woody tar and chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty boozy bitter woody chocolate vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty boozy woody chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours black with small tan head, settles quickly with no lacing. Aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch, oak, tobacco. Flavor is sweet bourbon, vanilla, buttery oak. Very soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, and a very warm finish. Like a hybrid between bourbon and beer.

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