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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pitch black with a dark brown head that isn’t long lasting. Aroma: clear calvados, dark chocolate, licorice. Taste: dark chocolate + pralines + liqueur, calvados and apples, licorice, not sour but the finish is tongue-puckering. Full bodied. Wow, this may be even better than Cognac, very well balanced and tasty.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (112) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Pitch black from a 275ml bottle. No head. Strong roast and calvados smell. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa, alcohol warmth with a long and calvados boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Small bottle via bieropholie. Black with a dark mocha head that completely fades, no chunk in this bottle. Strong alcohol presence, combination of apple, oak and brandy, burnt malt, chocolate, anise, tannin, leather, mild carbonation and full body, quite dry and very very bitter with a hint of pit fruit sweetness, some alcohol burn. Think this one might benefit from some time in the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (671) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful oily dark pour with a thick layer of milk chocolate head, this stuff is like sludge it’s so thick. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, and light vinous notes. Taste is roasted malts, oak, wood mixed in with coffee, light vinous notes, thick rich oily mouthfeel, aftertaste is dry roast. Really light treatment from the barrel (this bottle is about two years old) but it adds a nice layer of complexity to an already viscous stout, well balanced, lots of oak, probably the best Mikkeller beer I’ve had to date.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
Godly brew! If cognac edition goes bit one dimensional (what a blashphemy), but still superb, then this goes out of bounds. Superb intense maltiness, intense roast, but same time SO smooth, molasses, dark choco, coffee, vanilla, and that calvados character, at first I thought that it might not work, but it does.. Awesomly pleasant fruitness with roasted characteristics comes wave after wave, bringin each time something new, something more, something WOW. First time I feel magician balance between sweetness and bitterness dominating, and saltiness and sourness in very light form background completing this fantastic brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melnis (207) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Awesome beer. Aroma- ipm stout, pastila, roast, fermented apple jam.Taste- ultra intense, complex, variates of taste appear with every sip. Thou could be more apples, cuz its calvados edition

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4818) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a dark brown foamy head with great retention and some god lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolate notes with some light roasted malt with light liquor notes is quiet sublime. Taste is also dominated by sweet black chocolate notes with quite a bit of residual sugars and some light vanilla notes. Calvados is noticeable but not overly so and really cuts through any rough edge form the base beer. I found that the finish was slightly spicy. Body is full with motor oil like consistency and no apparent alcohol. I think I preferred the Cognac and Bourbon version but still an extremely good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, smoke/peat, and oak. Flavor of peat, chocolate, calvados, roasted malt, oak, and light vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (86) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 25, 2014
Extremely dark brew. Pours like motor oil and also feels very thick in your mouth. Aroma and taste are on the roasted side with the calvados barrels adding some complexity. Very nice but I liked the cognac version better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3382) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
8.5 oz bottle. Black brown with oily tan bubbles around the edge. Nose is dark chocolate, wet wood, brandy and tobacco. Silky, creamy and coating with a tang. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, molasses, prune and apple brandy. A sexy sipper witha kiss of apple; a touch better than the brandy. Hoping to find a bourbon.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2338) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black oily beer, with only a little brown foam. Deep aroma of burned malt and fruits. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. Incredibly long, complex and evolving taste. First roasted malt and hops, after that a warming wave of calvados boozy fruitiness follows. Only to emerge in a smooth aftertaste of stingy booze, dark fruits, apple and sweetish roasted malt. What an amazing beer.


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