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Mikkeller Black Tie

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


2.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
KombatAle (77) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
50cl bottle Black with brown foam. Aroma is nice and is perfect balanced. Big body but too carbonated! Extreme taste of roasted barley, spices and burnt malts. Not so drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (1554) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Old rating rerated 13.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, heather honey, leather, mild peat, oak, grass, hay, coffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet and burnt, dark malts, mild peat, leather, oak, dark sugar, heather honey, hay, burnt coffee, curnt caramel, dark fruits, grass. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (100) - York, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2014
Glad I got a hold of this one always exciting to try a retired beer you will never have again! Extremely smoked and peaty stout almost tastes like you are smoking a cigar with the beer even if you aren’t. I do like this but it is not world class to me like other Mikkeller stouts but it is very pricey like all Mikkeller beers. The smoke isn’t too much for me but I want it matched by heavy whiskey but the whiskey is lost to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1485) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Pours with flat tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, roasted malts, light red wine barrels? Taste is heavy peaty and sweet, with lingering cask notes. Body is rich and creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1186) - London via, WALES - JAN 26, 2014
Rating #999. 500ml bottle, 2009 vintage. Big black pour into a snifter. Black with a big brown head, no lacing. Smell is impressive - rum, honey, alcohol infused chocolates, dark chocolate cherries, ’After 8’ mints, paint, liquorice, figs, plums. Body is medium, slightly foamy but smooth. The taste of this beer changes over time and I’d recommend giving it 30 minutes in the air first. Chocolate, molasses, no alcohol coming through, finishes with ash, tobacco, TCP and tannins, which makes this beer a little harsh until it softens up. Very good overall.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of dkachur. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet honey and vanilla aroma with some peat. Big scotch flavor, some roast and chocolate with faint honey. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (101) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with Biege to brown head. Aroma is at first sniff mostly smoky peat, but diminishing while drinking more. Loads of sweet honey and oak barrel, roasted malts, dark bread some vanilla and dark fruits. Taste is unbalanced by dry astringent sourness in the aftertaste. An Overall interesting and quite odd beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (205) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
(bottled 2009) Black with a big brown head. Not much lacing but plenty of drapes. Honey and Madeira on the nose. Some peat when I poured but that quickly disappeard. The taste is honey sweet up front, then slightly sour and roasted and then comes the whiskey that also dominates the aftertaste together with the honey. Rich mouthfeel and surprisingly high carbonation but quite sticky. Feels like the honey has taken over, I don’t recall it being so very dominant when the beer was younger, but it’s still quite complex and every sip brings out different nuances. I think it maybe peaked a couple of years ago though, but it’s still pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Black, weird burnt orange head; heavy roast aroma; taste is roast malt, smoke; salty whisky is present but not overpoweringly so, perhaps the honey is sufficient to smooth things out; bitter finish; for a high abv beer this is surprisingly well balanced; would love some of this on a snowy winters night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured black with tan head. Bourbon chocolate and roasted. Taste is rich coffee bean and roasted malts, chocolate.


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