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Mikkeller Black Tie

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
English: It is a real "man’s beer" with lots of tar, smoke, burnt malt – aged in scotch whisky barrels. It has quite a bit of smoked and roasted malts, honey is just 3%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (636) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle, a nice one, BB 180514. Pours pitch vinous black with awesome tan mocha head, ever lasting. Aroma has honest, bourbon, heather, sweet leather, yam, oak, dry wood, malt, toast, raisins, smoke, peat, char and tar. Taste is peat, char, sweet port, liquor, dark fruits, malts, burnt sugar and malts, mead, hard roast. Some sherry acidity, spicy heather honest. The comes the all dry tar smoky peaty oak. Long roasty smoky finish. Sticky body with low carbonation. Slight warming and vanilla spice. So dry! some alcohol, liquorice root, figs in booze, whisky character in finish. Shame with the light body due to the age. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (846) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
(500ml bottle brewed 2009 and BB 2014, @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 9 2015) Pours pitch black with a decent pale tan head. Aroma is wet potting soil and vermiculite up top, below is sweet dark honey, herbal, maybe some wild berries, molasses, light roast, hints of scotch. Flavour is sweet honey and toffee, dark malt, heather?, some wood, whiskey and peat. Dry, peaty, musty finish. Full intense body with soft carbonation. Wow, totally different than imp stouts I’m used to, from Mikkeller or otherwise. Love the combination of scotch/herbal/roasty characters. Very complex, can’t explain it well, love to sip it and think though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3003) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a nice one finger brown head. Aroma of honey, chocolate, smoke, roasted malts, whisky and peat. Flavor was lightly sweet with chocolate, honey, black coffee, smoke, peat, oak, whisky and vanilla. creamy smooth texture, full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2665) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Botlle. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty smokey tones. malt, coffee, wood, licorice and hops. Full body with a long bitter / burnt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Huge black pour dense coccoa brown head with some nice lacing. Tons of roast malts some raisen and syrup a hint of smoke. Huge we’ll coated palate. Flavor leads with some light smoked meat a hint of dry oak in the finish a touch of booze in a warm swallow a fair amount of bitterness and a bit of piney hops. Enjoyed this but at $17 for a bottle its quite overpriced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
I didn’t know this beer was retired; they have plenty of it at Royal Wine & Spirits. Either way, I’m glad to be trying it while I can. Aroma is very complex: scotch/whiskey, peat, honey, oak and plenty of roast. I am also picking up some red wine and a less pleasant vinegar scent. The latter is the only thing that takes away from an otherwise perfect aroma. The appearance is flawless. Pitch black with a very small amount of dark brown foam that dissipates right away. I love it when a stout has a dark head rather than tan or off white. Tastes like peat, smoke, honey, roast and some bitterness at the end. Very involved, definitely a sipper. Trademark Mikkeller palate, overall one of the more interesting beers I have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"black with cocoa head. charred aroma with a touch of chocolate and some coffee. roasted malt. full bodied but not thick. more complex than the scotch barreled black hole, and not as dominated by smoky peet, though that is still the biggest player. the honey is a minor player that comes through in the finish. warming with a lasting finish. tasty, but still pretty harsh - a whole bottle might be a chore."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Black in color with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, smoke and lighter notes of tar in aroma. Smokey cocoa and vanilla at first in taste. Nice mouthfeel. Later on some whiskey and more of that campfire smokyness mixed with salty licorice appears. Butterscotch sweetness in the end as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Smoky honey nose, taste is sweet smoky honey, dry peaty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Appearance: Pours an inky black/brown with tan head. Aroma: Honey, smoky malt, treacle, spiritous, peat, earthy. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture with a slight graininess, medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, bitter sour charcoal like, malty, spiritous finish with alcohol warmth after the initial smoky, honey sweetness. Comments: Very good. Rating is for bottled version batch number 427 brewed 18.05.09 and best before 18.05.14.

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