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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3472) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks a lot Mike! The beer is black with a thin, beige cap. Minimal head retention and lacing. The aroma offers roast, chocolate, oak, booze, a touch of smoke. A very tasty brew. Well balanced. Low carbonation. Silky smooth yet viscous on the palate - an elegant feel. Subtle spice notes. Overall, an intriguing and delicious brew. I would happily have this again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma is amazing, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, bourbon oak, little fruity alcohol, little dark fruit. Taste is a perfectly balanced blend of chocolate, licorice and bourbon, little dark fruit, little cake mix. Decent body light sweetness and a lingering chocolatey bitter finish. I would prefer just a tiny bit more sweetness and body but this is close to perfection

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1693) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
Damn! Pitch black beer with a dark brown thick head. The aroma contains huge amounts of bourbon, chocolate and coffee (among others). Like chocolate caramel perhaps. Taste of burned sugar, lots of chocolate, burned malts, and this vinous delicious bourbon(!!). The palette is almost fluffy with its creaminess. This is darn good beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, treacly black with a vivid fools-gold head. The aroma pops. Very appealing. There’s obvious bourbon/vanilla with a pruney sweetness. It tasted very much of the bourbon barrel alongside liquorice with charred, burnt toast and a clear and present alcohol. It leads to a delicious dark chocolate bitterness. The alcohol warms on the way down and offers an immediate buzz. Bloody fantastic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle from Mikkeller Bar: Aroma is "Bourboneske", but in a good way: lovely tones of tobacco, fudge and vanilla. Taste is oak, roasted malts, figs and bourbon. Fantastic good balance in the brew, considering the ABV. It’s batshit crazy, but still smooth. A beer geeks best friend.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Nip bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours black with next to no head. Nose is whiskey, sweet with big dark malt and not much else. Taste is really smooth--wow--grainy, with a smooth roastiness. Not a lot of head for 12%. Really nice chalky body, medium with a little carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (1101) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 11, 2012
L’aspetto è davvero meraviglioso, color nero impenetrabile con schiuma leggera color caffèlatte. Al naso di tutto un pò, caffè, cioccolato, alcol, legno... Anche in bocca è superlativa, perfetta, equilibrata...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller. Pours black with a brown head. Smells strong of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, amazingness. Tastes of a strong sweetness, medium bitter. Full bodied, soft carbonation, syrupy texture. Sublime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. It pours like thick black sludge with a small dark brown head. Seriously maybe the darkest head of foam I’ve ever seen. The aroma is very earthy with dark chocolate fudge and freshly turned soil. Some hot solvents reminiscent of a sharpie. Not strong, just some light hints. Not much bourbon here. The flavor is sweet up front with prunes, toast and chocolate. More hot alcohol comes through in the middle followed by a very dirty, ashy roasted finish. Super thick and way too sweet and alcoholic for my tastes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2311) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Oh yes! Pours pitch black with a picture perfect espresso brown head which last until the very end.. Aroma is just amazing and very complex. Espresso, weak coconut, earthy coffee, cocoa beans, light smokey, vanilla, dark dried fruits, sweet ripe cherries, fruity tobacco, weak leather, figs, liquorice, bourbon, dry wood, billard table and weak minerals. When this beer enter my mouth I get earthy coffee, espresso, vanilla, dry wood, dark dried fruits, saltyness, cocoa beans, strong english liquorice, billard table, tobacco and a pretty heavy bourbony alcohol touch but I do not think it is too much.


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