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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle from brewdog.com. Flavours are dark chocolate with a mousse like texture. Stunning

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (728) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with barely any (brown) head. Aroma is roasty and licorice, hints of wood. Flavor is spicy, roasty, bitter with some malt and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades at a normal pace. S - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, some dark fruit, and some booze. T - Dark chocolate and sweet dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, some dark fruit, some citrus and pine hops and a bit of bitterness, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish. D - Nicely balanced big imperial Stout. Nice body and mouthfeel. The Bourbon barrels add some nice depth and complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2013
375ml bottle (CWAF2013, Fri)
Black and glassy. Lovely vanilla-ey bourbon aroma, sugary dark roast too. Slick palate, very full. Shows its strength. Chock-full of bourbon in the taste too. Very sweet burnt roast too, but, hedonistically, the small sample I had pressed my buttons. Don’t know if I could put up with any quantity of it though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pitch black beer with no head. Smells bourbon, whisky, wood, roasty, dark chocolate, tar. Tastes sweet, bourbon, wood, dark chocolate.. Amazing taste, but it has a little bit too much of the bourbon taste. Feels quite heavy alcoholic, full body, silky, soft carbo.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Bottle via De Molen Beershop, 2011 vintage. Pours pitch black with a 1 finger creamy, light brown head that does not retain. Aroma hits hard with a lot of bourbon, raisins, chocolate, woody notes, smoke as of wet wood lit on fire and vanilla. There is an unpleasant rubber aroma lingering on top of all this before the beer warms up. Taste has smoke, chocolate, bourbon, raisins, roasted malt, coffee and a to big portion of alcohol. Before the beer warms up, there is some acetone/solvent as well. After taste has warming raisin alcohol and is bitter. At first, I was disappointed due to the rubber in aroma and acetone/solvent taste but as soon as the beer warms up - they’re gone. Not a hit due to these aroma and taste elements and it has too much alcohol for my taste. I prefer the original version in which the alcohol is quite hard to detect.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Black. nose is toasty, nutty, caramel malts, bourbon, light vanilla. Flavor is similar, toasty roasty and caramel malts. Thick and under carbonated. this was a note disappointment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2048) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle @ home.....It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head..... The aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, light smoke, vanilla, oak, chocolate and caramel...... The flavor is bourbon, roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, oak and caramel......

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Captain_Cab...thanks Mike! - Pours black with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is roasty with coffee, brown sugar, and a good amount of heat. Taste is huge and sweet, with brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Thin and a bit slick. Way too sweet and thick for my tastes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle brought back from Portland, ME and aged for 14 months. Beautiful coffee and bourbon, though a tad sweet for me, probably from the honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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