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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Palme (3459) - Bergen, - FEB 7, 2011
0.25l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. This is the blackest brew I have ever seen. Jet black body with absofruitly no head. Definetly some whiskey/bourbon in the nose, sweet, vanilla and dried fruits. This is some heavy stuff. Really oaky as hell, salt, almost red wineish. Long lasting oaky flavor that never really ends. Fully bodied and quite alright carbonated. Warming alcohol and extreme woody roastines along with chocolate and a slightly flowerish and syrupy note. Good! Tary and fizzing body. Just a truly extremely good brew that Ií really glad to have tasted. A distinct STRONG roasted flavor all the way. This is my definition of dark.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2285) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Bottle. Black oily beer, no head. Delicious aroma of cacao and vanilla. Sticky mouthfeel. Taste starts with malt, chocolate and and some milky coffee. After that a wave of bourbon vanilla, which combines into a more bitter aftertaste, with a layer of cherry. This is world class. (But retardedly expensive.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop; dark brown pour with a thin dark tan head, aroma has light bourbon and roasted malt, taste has coffee, roast malt, hint of vanilla, wood, treacle, chocolate, moderate bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Abio, 06/10/14. Pitch black with a dirty tan swirl that eventually gives way to edgeville. Nose is bitter roast, woody bourbonics, dark chocolate, spice, molasses, light char, dark fruit vibes. Taste comprises rich chocolate, bourbon rinse, dark fruit peel, earthy, light spice, molasses, soy sauce. Full bodied, fine carbonation, oily on the palate, warming alcohol in the close. Solid BA impt, hides the ABV well, easy drinking stuff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andysando (34) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
Hands off one of the best imperial stouts Iíve ever had! Thick as motor oil, pitch black. Aroma of roasted malts, some liquorice and dark chocolate but most prominent is the bourbon. Mouthfeel is amazingly full bodied and taste is extremely nice with the same roasted malt, liquorice and dark chocolate and yet again a smooth vanilla/bourbon taste to finish it off! Carbonation is perfect imo. Doesnít feel like over 12% ABV at all! Canít find anything to complain about!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1438) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2011 bottle poured to Mikkeller gold rimmed Teku at Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours pitch black and thick with a small dark mocha head on top. Aroma of chocolate, anise, lots of roast. Flavor is chocolate graham cracker and lots of anise--more than Iíve had from other variants--some cardboard and roast. Very low on the bourbon flavor, but very smooth and easy. Smooth and rich bodied with low plus carbonation. Very nice brew, though donít like this one as much as the cognac or base version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3349) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle, thanks to burspak! Enjoyed as rating #3100. Pours inky black with a small creamy dark brown head that slowly dissipates leaving nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is chocalatey vanilla bourbon. Flavor follows, light plus sweet with bracing bitterness, roasty, chocolatey, lots of bourbon burn, notes of vanilla and a bit of coffee, slight burned notes as well. Full, creamy mouthfeel, lots of lingering bitterness. Fairly hot. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours black, nose is chocolate, vanilla, toffee, taste is more of the same, bitter, dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AshtonMcCobb (2701) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottled and beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank thanks to BenH again. Appearance - oily, opaque and black. It looks like crude oil. Nose - vanilla, tar and wood tannins. Taste - wood spice, burnt wood and a long liquorice note. Palate - full bodied with a big boozy texture which lasts all the way through to the finish and then some. It somehow manages still to have balance despite this richness. Overall - a lovely, rich, late evening beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at MAD tasting, cheers BenH! Pours jet black, thin tan head. Big rich aromas, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, tar, dark cooked stone fruit. Taste brings it all together with a boozy warmth. Oily texture, Roasted bitter finish. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1314) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2014
330ml, new label design. Pitch black, brown head. Aroma is complex, some dark chocolate, burn, smoke, roast, hint of vanilla. Big palate, long sweet finish. Good but too sweet.


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