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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottle. pours black with large tan head. caramel and oak nose. taste is very smooth milky sweet. toffee and nice barrel flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from 5K backlog. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of licorice, roast chocolate malt, milk chocolate, cognac infused oak, vanilla, ash, leather and graham cracker. Full bodied. Smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Woodshed 2.0. Big thanks to sebletitje for giving me this bottle. The 8.5oz bottle pours with a deep dark inky body supporting a thin mocha colored head of foam and leaving behind thick legs that stain the glass. The aroma offers up chocolate brownie, toffee, fudge, dark chocolate and black strap molasses. Yep, smells like a yummy chocolate shop. The taste is smooth rich nectar like goodness such as fudge, chocolate, toffee and sweet kettle caramelization. To midway it picks up smooth candy like cognac as well as moving into more and more booziness. Holy cow this is smooth and rich and nectar like. Oh yeah!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Phone review. 8.5 oz bottle, purchased at BeerCraft. Hugely dark, viscous pour; jet black, oily, minimal dark-brown head. Layers of brown sugar, bitter chocolate, and fruity alcohol in the nose; the honeyed, toasted cognac barrel adds an additional layer. Full body, loads of viscosity, and a very minimal carbonation; lush and hefty in the mouth; enough piney and dark-malt bitterness to keep this focused; tons of layered complexity: bitter chocolate and roast, licorice, honeyed cognac, a vinous alcohol; lovely, tempered stuff. Not shy, by any means. Long finish of roast and cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
250mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out loads of cognac liqueur upfront, with secondary notes of caramel and chocolate. The roast seems lost on the nose on this one. Flavour is quite heavy and sweet, almost cloying, with strong notes of cognac and syrupy caramel, which pretty much wholly characterize the flavour profile. The roast is likewise gone in the flavour in this rendition. Very sticky and viscous. Great stuff, though a tad on the sweet side for me, and thus my least favourite of the George series.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
8.5 oz bottle poured into my Mikkeller stem glass. Black, thick, and viscous with a small ring of brown bubbles. Aromas hit the air as soon as I popped the cap. Burnt coffee at first.Then some tobacco and vanilla notes. The alcohol is noticeable, but very pleasant. I also get some soy sauce and dark chocolate. Full bodied with a thick, oily texture. The flavor starts somewhat sweet like dark chocolate and ends astringent. A very complex beer that seems to have benefited from the cognac barrel ageing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
Draft. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, soy sauce, and chocolate, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (3047) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle, a few months old, into snifter. Thick black pour, not much head - just a beige ring around the glass. Smells slightly of cognac, unsurprisingly, and burnt plastic. Mouthfeel is great - thick, chewy and rich and not foamy. Taste is complex - lots of roasted barley and soy sauce, less coffee. Tangy cognac finish. Alcohol well hidden. Definitely a sipper though. It might sound pretentious, but I recommend giving it a little while to breathe to lose some of its sharpness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bule (1177) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
250ml Bottle pours a thick black color with no bubbles or head. The aroma is magnificent with the cognac well noticeable without being overpowering. Flavors of toffee, cognac, roasted malt all coming together to make a great tasting beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1439) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
8.5 oz. bottle courtesy of agl108. Different label than that in the picture. A pitch black pour with a skim of a reddish chestnut head. The RICH aroma features lots of raisins, plums, soy sauce, chocolate cake, roasted coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, anise, peat, and a charred woodsiness. Goes down incredibly smooth. One of the thickest, chewiest bodies I can recall. Some fudge and chocolate cake start things off taste-wise. Raisins, plums, licorice, and vanilla in the middle. A charred woodsiness and some peat too. Lots of freshly roasted coffee and dark chocolate at the end. An interesting finish - quite dry with a great deal of salty soy sauce that really intensifies the flavors. Plenty of alcohol warmth throughout, but very little of the booziness usually associated with a beer this big. Another fantastic beer from Mikkeller! Rating #1200.


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