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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 783   ABV: 26.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Melker's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (249) - Göteborg, - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Countbeer (5913) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1239) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (351) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NBird (620) - 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!

3.4
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (12367) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3765) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7168) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3007) - 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,
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