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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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Ever been punched in the face by a beer? Our pal George offers anyone willing to try, a thick and oily fist right to the nose.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (5853) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -fromSvijet Piva Zagreb. Side by side tasting with Brian. Pitch black of course, small dark brown head that went away fast, chocolate in the nose. Heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, strong hops presence and much stronger alcohol in the aroma than Brian has. Ashy and chocolate finish. Complex and thick but also easy-drinkable brew. George "punches" stronger.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (260) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a longlasting dark brown medium head. Looks sooo good. Aromas of vanilla, dark sweet fruits, coffee beans, some roast, fudge. Taste is strong roast up front, bittersweet chocolate, slight licorice, dark sweet fruits, lots of vanilla, fudge. A very complex taste indeed. This is one of the best non-BA imperial stouts I’ve had. So good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2101) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2014
33cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 24-02-2014.
In short: viscous Imp. Stout.
Pours black with little tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Coffee, roasty, vanilla, spicy aromas. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Taste is quite bitter, some dry, coffee, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, some sweet hints, in a viscous body. More or less balanced, alcohol noticeable. Quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft->snifter at Churchkey. Black with small lite brown head. Coffee, chocolate, toffee, ash. Some booze. Big and bold.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (509) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
(On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Oct 13 2014) Pours pitch black with a dark tan head that’s small but lingers with lace. Aroma has black coffee, pretty strongly roasted malts, smoky and almost peaty with some soy. Palate is rich and lightly sweet at first with bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, slight dark fruit, smoky roasted and charred dark malt, a bit of whiskey character and soy lingering. Dries towards the finish with bitter roast, coffee, smoke, light hops, lingering soy and malt sweetness. Thick and oily but not cloying with moderate carb. There is some booze but less than expected with a bit of heat. Just a lovely imperial, really big and really balanced as well, high flavour concentration.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NateH10s (22) - - OCT 25, 2014
33cl in glass A - Dark black with brown head A - malt, caramel coffee, earthy, raisins T - rich malty Dark black with brown headsmooth, late bourbon flavor P - full bodied light in the middle O - delicious flavorful stout with multiple layers

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
Draught. Pitch black pour with brown head. Aroma has lots of liquorice and sweet malt. Taste is balanced with medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1778) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
zwart met bruine kraag. aroma van volle chocolade, geroosterde mout, alcohol en wat biscuit. smaken zijn behoorlijk alchoholisch, maar ja dat is te verwachten met 12.12%, chocolade, gebrande- en geroosterde mouten, peper (pittig), metalig, romig, volmoutig, koffie, laurier, hout, vanille, redelijk zoet en wat espresso, lekker bier !

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, bitter, coffee, chocolate, rich, boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (353) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
From a bottle to a tulip. While smoking some ribs and a tri-tip. Black as night, no head, sparse lacing. Big nose full of robust coffee, smoke and dark chocolate. Balanced with toasted nuts, sweet toffee and smooth bitter slightly boozy finish. A huge and delicious RIS...


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