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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 393   ABV: 13.1%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Nose of cognac, chocolate, coffee, blackberry. Flavor is cola, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Still too hot, but better than the other, younger ones I have had. Crisp and fruity. Good body. Luscious, but the alcohol is a bit too obvious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, light vanilla, cognac. Flavor of malts, dark coffee, sweet filled chocolate, oak, cognac, vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Very nice beer. 190912

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 190912

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1096) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled black. Half a finger of light chocolate colored head. Head faded pretty fast and just left a murky sea of film. Decent ring of lacing. S-- Cognac soaked chocolate covered cherries. Expected a bigger nose than this really. Faint notes of oak but this nose is really soft. T-- Cognac, followed by sweet dairy chocolate. Thin, soft and sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. M-- Alcohol is more evident in the mouth. Still pretty soft and thin until the end when get the usual Mikkeller trademark. ASH, CHAR, BURNT RUBBER. Sigh. Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Light bodied and low carbonation. Like this until the finish and the burn from the alcohol. O-- Light and easy to drink for 13.1%. The alcohol burn in the end is annoying and a turn off. Good notes of cognac though. Not a bad beer but a decent one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of cognac, oak, charred oak, vanilla, lots of coffee, roasted malt, sweeter sugary notes, dark chocolate, a burnt note and liquorice. The flavor follows the nose with lots of oak, and some cognac notes, I get the charred oak notes too, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, sweet sugary notes, liquorice, burnt notes and dark chocolate. The body is full with an oily mouth feel. Overall a tasty version of Black Hole, but not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice cognac note backed by roasted malts with a bit of bitter chocolate. Flavor has sweet dark grains up front with a strong cognac note with a hint of coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, oak, licorice, tobacco and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasty, sweet, warm and oaky finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5553) - Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle (consumed with all of the other barrel versions). Pours very dark brown to black with a small beige film. The aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet notes from the honey, cognac, wood and boozy alcohol. The flavor, although more smooth than the original, contains some harsh maltiness, wood, dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, cognac, toasted coconut and honey. The base is not my favorite but the variations improve this to a degree.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle at Dan’s, pour courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Poured a dark black with a fluffy brown head. Smell is toffee, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and light tobacco. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries, toffee, light molasses, and a bittersweet finish. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation and great lacing. Very smooth and balanced. Highly complex and my favorite variation of this Black Hole series. Damn Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Caramel aroma. Dark pour. As usual with the black holes, sweet on the nose. Butterscotch flavors from the oak compliment the mellowed flavors produced from aging. A wonderful beer.


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