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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
330 ml bottle, as Mikkeller George (no exclamation mark), from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 12.12%. Pitch black colour, low brown head. Roasty aroma (not unexpected), notes of oak and fusel, also chocolate, coffee and molasses. Low carbonation. Thick and warming mouthfeel. The flavour is very roasty, with notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate, liquorice, alcohol and tar. Bitter hops in the finish. A "punch in the face" indeed, not very harmonious, and probably not intended to be.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SyncP (26) - - JUN 13, 2015
Black as night. Dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, milk, wood. Taste: wonderful. Very sweet for an imperial stout, wood, chocolate, roastyness. Full body. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4574) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with good brown head, good retention. Nose is intense on dark chocolate, dark caramel, biscuits and sweet like. Aroma is intense on dark chocolate too, biscuits, licorice, cookies, dry with some bitterness, salted feeling, soy sauce, bit vinous and tannic, plum notes, burnt cake, robust body on dark malt notes. Very long duration of dark notes on aftertaste, well balanced, good complexity, not too sweet, very appreciable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (285) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 27, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, od początku bardzo niska, praktycznie znika do zera.
AROMAT: Mało intensywny. Likierowy, alkoholowy. Czuć orzechy włoskie, kawę, czekoladę oraz ziemistość.
SMAK: Tutaj już bardziej "RIS-owo". Wytrawne, gęste, oleiste. Konkretna baza słodowa. Kawa, gorzka czekolada oraz alkohol - nie natarczywy, ale jest obecny.
OGÓLNIE: Piwo jest rzeczywiście dobre, ale być może moje oczekiwania w stosunku do niego były zbyt wysokie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4385) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Willrunforbeer busting out four variants ! Thanks Brian! The viscosity of this stout is very oily and also shows the slickness on the palate. Aroma shows me chocolate cake batter, dark fruit and notes of sherry.

Flavor is pretty much spot on what I just smelled. Fuller body with a soft carbonation level. Overall to be short, a very nice base imperial stout. On to the variants!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas and Max. Black with a dark brown head. Woodsy aroma, also concentrated soy, a little phenol, dark red wine and nutmeg. Tastes like wine and nutmeg. Deep, sweet woodsy and fig-like aftertaste, full-bodied, nutmeg, wood and fig finish. Awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3403) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, small and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, some caramel, roasted malt and light coffee, light dark fruits and faint vinous notes, faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and some roasted malt and light coffee, light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee, light - some hoppyness and some alcohol. Really nice fruity/vinous aroma - flavor/finish lack the fruitiness. Aroma and flavor are not in balance. Way too much alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpkeskinen (354) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Drank from a bottle. A very good stout, an excellent beer! The taste has some chocolate, coffee and the kind you get from those whisky barrels.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (130) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
BAM! Thick, oily, burnt, treacle... massive coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Loads of alcohol warmth. Amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (368) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
330ml bottle from Mikkeller bottle shop. Black and no head. Burnt, toasted aroma, coffee and sweet port wine. Thick, syrup liquid. The taste is rich, sweet and complex. Chocolate, coffee, Christmas candy, soy, vanilla, sweet dried fruits, prunes, dates. Several great flavors that stay long.


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