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Mikkeller Black Tie

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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%.

Celest's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Celest (126) - - AUG 12, 2013
Very strong imperial stout but really long bitter aftertaste, too much for my own tastes!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2437) - 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 (2299) - 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 (999) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle batch 427 BB. 20140518. Pours near black with a a diminishing creamy tan small head. Aroma is heather-honey, roasted malts, sweet tobacco, burnt malt, vinous, oak, chocolate peat and whisky. Taste is near cloyingly sweet and moderate bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy/smooth, carbonation is soft. Finishes dry and peat and honey. Complex and harmonious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle batch 427, consumed on bbf date. Pours thick and black with a small dark brown diminishing head. Lots of honey in the nose with some whisky in the back. Flavor also has lots of honey, whisky, oak, light charcoal. Close to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Long dry finish with honey. I like this much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
Fantastic beer. Black as heck, burnt, bitter, sour, salt, ashy, brown sugar, tar and whiskey. Like a beer vegemite (what came first, chicken or the egg?). I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with honey, oak wood, sweet espresso, tar, liquorice, roasted malt and cacao. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet black coffee, liquorice, tar, burnt sugar, cacao, honey, oak wood and a finish with a generous roasty coffee bitterness. Full body with a smooth and rounded mouthfeel. A certain sweetness. Honey aromas dominate the initial nose, then tar, oak and coffee takes over in the taste. Possibly not the most balanced of beers, but quite tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
KombatAle (118) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2131) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (113) - 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.

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