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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (357) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle courtesy of bytemesis, thanks Mike! Pours inky black with a small brown head that rises and fades quickly. Little to no lacing. Very oily with long legs. Aromas are of wet oak, bourbon, dates, prune, leather, tobacco, earth, fudge and vanilla. Taste is incredibly balanced! Wow! Loads of chocolate, anise, earth, leather and tobacco hit your palate and coat it with a sweet oily goodness. Moves into some dark fruit notes of plum/cherry before hints of spice and earth creep in. Very nice harmony, providing loads of depth. Finishes without much alcohol detected among the wet-oak, bourbon and vanilla swirl. Heavy body, yet delicately balanced. Very nice beer!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (794) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle to glass. From de Hopduvel in Gent, Belgium. Pours a deep brown to black color with little to no head. Aroma is boozy, deep roasted malts, bourbon, but not vanilla, coconut character like a nice american BA stout. Flavor has burnt roasted malts, touch of whisky. Overall a solid beer, but not top 50 for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Oily black syrupy texture. Brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with nice bourbony aftertasted. Very well balance roasty/sweet. Very good stout!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Unde (550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Dark brown colour with not much head. Aroma has nice bourbon, vanilla, cream and coffee. Taste has lots of vanilla, bourbon, cream, milk coffee, espresso and of course roasted malts. Full body and low carbonation. Even better than the original George! Had this and the original side by side, and this exceeded the original in aroma and taste. Too bad this one didn’t have much head, but the flavours were amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (964) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
Black color with small tan head with a red highlight. Lots of Bourbon barrel feeling, vanilla and caramel, raisins, coffee, spices. Taste is very complex, relies on the barrel vanilla, ginger, very warming, good finish. Long aftertaste. Slight booze burn in the end. Very rich and intense. Carbonation is also typically barrel-aged, still tickles a bit. Silky mouthfeel. A great BA Imperial Stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (886) - - APR 25, 2015
Black pour. Nose is ash and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and booze, some ash. Medium mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - APR 23, 2015
300ml bottle at home. Black color with small brown head that quickly disappears. Roasted malty aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, wood and alcohol, some vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter like the aroma with the addition of coffee notes. Full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (510) - HUNGARY - APR 18, 2015
Pokolian fekete, áthatolhatatlanul sűrű testén egy szemernyi hab sem fejlődik, az igazán különleges sörök egyik fokmérője ez esetben is felütötte a fejét. Motorolajként folyik az öblös pohárba, megforgatva tapadós lenyomatot hagy annak falán. Elég, ha csak a közelében tartózkodunk, illatszerkezetéről akkor is tudomást szerzünk, s legyünk bár a leginkább laikusak is a témát illetően, a vaníliás-faháncsos, földes-kókuszos karaktert akkor is felfedezzük majd az illatjegyei között. Whiskey szerkezete sejlik tehát fel, mint ahogy az várható is volt az előzetes információk alapján; átütő erejű prémium gabonapárlat súlyos lábnyomait követve juthatunk el imperial stoutos élményeink egyik mérföldkövéhez. Olvasztott, sós karamella; darált kávé; földes-vaníliás-kókuszos malátakoktél hangulatai versenyeznek intenzitásban, parázsló alkohol finom körvonala hálózza be az egyébként is kirobbanó testet. Nem az a fajta ital, amely valamely cselekvés kísérőjeként szolgál, megérdemli a kitüntetett figyelmet. Éppen ezért, s mert a szerkezete nem az a könnyen megfejthető fajta, érdemes bőkezűnek lenni a kortyok számát illetően, hogy minél tovább tartson a varázslat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (961) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 14, 2015
330 ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop.
Black body with a tiny coffee head, that disappears immediately.
Typical, lovely bourbon aroma, with booze, barrel notes, coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, some coffee, some dark fruits.
Amazing taste of melting dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, liquorice, dark fruits, some booze.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes warm, alcoholic, astringent, roasty, but still smooth, with coffee, wood, dark chocolate, some liquorice.

Delicious! Especially the taste is wonderful and really multifarious, because it isn’t all about the bourbon and also not as heavy as the ABV suggests. In fact drinks pretty smooth, the balance is really outstanding. One of the best Imperial Stouts by Mikkeller!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (425) - - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 24, 2015 Very good imperial stout from Lervig. The rich aroma, distinctive coffee flavor, mixed with bitters. great coffee aftertaste. One of my favourite Mikkeller imp. stouts - A masterpiece.


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