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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
thank to Gianni for the bottle. Clear deep dark brown with a one finger frothy beige head. Lots of hot buttery bourbon and vanilla in the nose with cream and moderate amount of deeply roasted malts. Also got a blast of iced coffee as it warmed--I had to double check the label to see if there was coffee in here. The flavor has a good amount of bourbon and coffee (and dark roasted malts) up front with less of the butter cream notes. Very strong alcohol presence. Bitterness peaked at a 4, dark chocolatey and burnt. Big full syrupy body with low carbonation. Not too bad, but I donít remember being a huge fan of the base beer. Went fairly poorly with my Seeís dark chocolate and almond bar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Okay, my last of the 4. Just like the other 3, this thing really didnít open up until the last couple sips (I split this one so I Iím sure I would have enjoyed the last half as it was meant). The honey really shows on this one more than any other. Probably because it adds to the sweet bourbon. The last few sips were magnificent. All the plastic was gone and all that was left was a very vivid barrel taste, the wood was incredible, light vanilla, light bourbon just fantastic aged barrel. Wish I could have finished the other half by myself, but I suppose sharing is caring.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010, courtesy Blazer06. Awesome buttery and vanilla bourbon aroma that comes through awesomely in the flavor. Really good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle in the penthouse with courtesy of plovmand! :-) Pours pitch black with a tan head. The aroma is quite boozy and reminds me of rum at first while pouring, lifting the glass to the nose reveals a lot of bourbon, oak, sweet caramel, vanilla and chocolate. The flavour is very boozy bourbon at first followed by oak, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate with a bitter kick in the end. Interesting but to boozy to rock.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6528) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour with a creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet bourbon, light smoke, dark berries, ripe fruit, vanilla, oak, hard roasted malt. chocolate and toasted caramel. Flavour is at first very alcoholic but then the sweet bourbon kicks in with lots of dark fruity notes, vanilla, oak, hops and caramel. Bit boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours Opaque brown with a beige head. Loads of chocolate and booze int he aroma. Flavor is intense and perhaps a little harsh, but I still liked it. A glutton for punishment am I? Beer would definitely do well with some aging. Plenty more chocolate, sugar, raisin and dark, roasted malts. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a little oily. More roast in the finish. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8609) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Pours black with tan head. Good lacing. Nose is bourbon, iodine, raisin and burnt malts. Taste starts out raisin and dark fruit and is quickly overpowered by bourbon and a sharp iodine aftertaste. Gets smoother further down the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
12.7oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oaky/woodiness, chocolate, vanilla, earthy, and some roast. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, woody, dark chocolate, and earthy. Hot...medium to heavy alcohol burn in the finish (or is that just because Iíve been putting up with beer in Vegas for a week!).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Black body with a dark dense small head, vanishes, leaves surprisingly little lacing. Good body, but nothing extraordinary for an imperial stout. Nose of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, sweet roasted malts. Taste of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, oak, vanilla ... but just not great or intense. Itís not a Lost Abbey Angels Share. Itís not a Lost Abbey Serpent. Itís not a Bellís Expedition or a Victory Storm King at a fraction of the price. Too one dimensional. Too much bourbon, not enough malt or hops. And anything at that price and at 13+% has to give me a better reason to buy it and a better reason to drink it. I was actually disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 Warehouse. Big thanks to Alex for allowing us to take this bottle from his stock! Black beer, light brown head. Smooth dry palate. Sweet dark malt with a little spice. The bourbon is quite subtle but there is a lot of unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes dry and roasty.


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