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Mikkeller Black Fist

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1206) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15. Pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, some roast, strong alcohol, bit of coffee. Taste has alcohol, licorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, lots of sweetness. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of bourbon, oak, alcohol, smoke, charcoal chips, pinot noir, dates - full body. Little rubbing alcohol in nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle. Black pour. Booze, bourbon, oak, vanilla aromas. Is this straight bourbon? Chocolate, roasted, bourbon, oak, charred Flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle: Served in a taster: Small creamy beige light brown head/lacing on top of a dark brown beer with a ruby shine coming through. Aroma us awesome! A great marriage between bourbon, wood/oak, vanilla, caramel, roast, fudgy, some marzipan and chocolate/soy tints with an earthy sprinkle. Flavour is unbalanced and of course alcohol burning... Liquorice, chocolate, cough syrup, whiskey tints, bitter warm crazyness, lots of strange herbal tints... Messy... Aftertaste is herbal, spice/alcohol burn edgy, malts, light dry, not to good bitter... Overall very meh... Low carbo, creamy oily and spicy/alcohol burn mouthfeel which dries up at the end, between medium and fuller bodied. Aroma is sublime and the only good thing about this beer! The rest is meh at best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle, 12/27/2015. Pours black, minimal carbonation apparent. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, raspberry syrup, cocoa dust and brownie batter, very mild roast but rich vanilla and bourbon, booze not too apparent at all in the nose. Taste is sweet chocolate, some soy, intense roast and bitterness melding with boozy bourbon, lingering booze a bit much. Medium, viscous body. Smells wonderful but taste a bit too aggressive.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Went through the recommended procedure of chilling, decanting and letting to breathe. Pours dark brown with some rogue bubbles taking a short lived trip around the rim. Aroma is powerful buttery vanilla and sweet overripe fruits with a huge alcohol presence. Taste is very strong with the Black being very secondary to the bourbon and a huge alcoholic kick - too much for a beer to be honest. Mouthfeel was too watery for a stout and particularly one this strong. A little one-dimensional and not the massive complex monster that Mikkeller themselves advertise. Had kept this a long time and waited for an occasion suitable to crack open a £30 bottle - even though I was pleased I opened it and have tried it is certainly not worth the money and doesn’t really come under my radar as being a beer. However, if you drink it as a spirit then it is an entirely different ballgame but there are much better beers and spirits at this price point. A nice experience - nothing more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
37.5 cl bottle @ home shared with a few people. Pours black with a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and dried fruit - with warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
Btl@ kulminator July 15 Looks.. Cola black, sml- no head Smells ..heavy alcohol, bourbon obviously, upon a big sniff your eyes almost water,alcohol! Tastes..hot, alcohol heat, my mouth is burning, the bourbonis ever present, there is no denying this is quality rocket fuel,raisins dried boozy fruits, excessively large roasted malts. This is a huge beer, the biggest beer I’ve ever consumed. Danger roger danger!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a beige head. Smells alcohol, sweet, fruity, bourbon. Tastes alcohol, very sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is mostly alcohol, slightly bourbon. Taste also is mostly alcohol, bourbon, burning alcohol. Too much for my liking.

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