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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, - NOV 3, 2012
Mikkeller Bar at Black Sensation. On tap. Pours black motor oil with a big dark brown head. Smells of dark chocolate and cognac. Sweet with an explosion of aromas... Dark chocolate, dried, dark fruits, resiny hops, alcohol and cognac. Also some roasted malts. Very full bodied with an oily and creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3031) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. 26cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, boozy and roasty, with notes of cocoa powder, cedar wood, toffee and vanilla. Taste is quite intense on the sweet boozy notes of cognac, with also dark chocolate, roasted malts, wood and citrus. Quite full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasy, a bit boozy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6492-20140708] Bottle. Woody roasted grains aroma. Black brown body with a quick bubbly head. Smooth roasted wood flavour. Full body is quite smooth. Delicious. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "I wear a lot of hats..." "Oh yeah? Well, we’ve seen you in a Babylon 5 and a mouse hat." "Do terrorists wear hats?"

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (39) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours black with minimal head but leaves some nice tan lacing. This is almost the best smelling beer I've had. Dark fruits and warm syrupy booze. Taste is complex - chocolate, tobacco, fruits, ash, vanilla and pretty subtle booze for mine. I fucking love it

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (332) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. Black velvet. No head. Chocolate aroma. Boozy dark fruits and a BA bite, subtle though. Rich milk chocolate. Somewhat dry on the end. Luxuriousness liquified.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2146) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
bottle to snifter. pour is a thick, dead flat black. Nose is slightly fruity but mostly chocolate. light cherry. Taste is initially very sweet and viscous. some light pepper that I think is the alcohol. light apple as it warms. ok, but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (449) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 5, 2014
250 ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop.
Pitch black body, with a tiny, dark brown, creamy head, that disappears quickly.
Full, complex aroma of cognac, barrel, coffee, melting dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, booze.
Taste isn’t less amazing, with dark chocolate, roasty dry coffee, nuts, sweet dark fruits, smoke, cognac, wood.
Thick, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation and it finishes dry, roasty, alcoholic and with long-lasting, smooth barrel notes.

Really delicious! Complex, heavy and filling, so that this small quarter liter bottle is just enough. Overall an amazing, challenging beer, but there are even some better Imperial Stouts by Mikkeller in my opinion.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (722) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Thick black pour, boozy lacing, with a small layer of milk chocolate head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is oak, vanilla, rum soaked raisins, and coffee roast. Taste is rich dark chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, light sweetness, sticky coffee roast finish. Very decadent, better than the calvados but not by much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (298) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin dark head. Lots of roasted coffee notes, some smoke and tobacco, cocoa, some nutty notes, dark chocolate, dark fruits, lots of sweet cognac notes. Taste is freaking fantastic. Lots of espresso notes, dark fruits, just a perfect slight smoke, dark chocolate, some slighty salty licorice notes, slight vanilla and sweet cognac notes. Palate is just beyond smooth. Damn.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong wood, cognac, roast. Thin mouthfeel with nice booze, dark chocolate, wood, sweetness from cognac. Very impressive.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (128) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Pitch black as you expect the night to be. Aroma of dark chocolate and burnt molasses. Taste of figs, dark chocolate, caramel and cognac. Cognac is noticeable in the aftertaste/follow-up. Its a pairing that goes well.


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