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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: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (920) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft at Uber. Pours dark, thick, almost purple in the right light (by which I mean beneath a neon sign). Tan head, good retention. Aroma: rich. Chocolate at the forefront. Deep roast, almost smoky. Meat, leather, tobacco and a bit of soy sauce. Taste: meaty - thick and viscous, surprisingly not sweet -- intense bitterness, like somebody baked fudge brownies but forgot most of the sugar. Long roasty bitter finish. Chili peppers and teriyaki as well. Pretty fucking intense. Palate: thick, viscous, chewy. Overall: an over the top imperial stout. Can only imagine how hardcore the barrel-aged versions are.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanelst (131) - AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Pitchblack, small fast dissapearing line of white foam. Aroma of roast, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, hops. Taste is sweet and carramel, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, liquiorice a bit of smoke and a little bit of bitterness. Raw and delicious Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (451) - - JUL 14, 2014
11.2 oz bottle purchased at State Line, and shared with Huhzubendah. Pours a black with light barely passing as a focused ruby hue. Aroma is smoky roasted malt, chocolate and anise. Flavor is rich and complex: dark roasted malts, chocolate, cigar, tobacco, and anise. A great beer and a night ender!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2498) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Woo hoo looking forward to this one. Thanks Dave. The beer appears near black with a half inch of head the color of wet sand on the beach. Aromas include dark chocolate, a large malt bill, Danish roast. Super malty and thick with a healthy roasted malt presence, followed by bitter chocolates and a touch of warming heat in the finish. Cognac George is one of my favorite stouts, and while this beer lacks that amazing complexity, it’s still damn good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1289) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Wonderfully pleasant and rich aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit, barrel aging and brown sugar. The taste is great with flavors of chocolate, fruit, roasted malt and oaked vanilla notes. Warming alcohol in the finish, but maybe a bit too intrusive. An impressive beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Hopduvel. Very oily pitch-black with only a small mocha film for head. Nose is very thick roasted coffee, molasses, lots of bitter coffee, molasses, substantial roast, black liquorish. Taste is lots of coffee liquor, strong roast, black liquorish, quite roasted, coffee beans, very warming, lingering bitter roast aftertaste. Thick coffee liquor feel to it. Not as stellar as the BA versions and probably more roasted than I prefer my RIS, very outstanding & different never the less. Makes me think a bit of Mikkeller Black with some age on it but this is a far balanced & superior version of that one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lon3_Wolf84 (3) - JAPAN - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Lovely and dark, Chocolatey, Rich with a whole bunch of coffee. Quite Hoppy as well, Pretty God Damn delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (603) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
Thick black with small brown head. Aroma has licorice, brown sugar, alcohol in my nose. Thick, thick flavour of more licorice with great hop bite. Lingering, bitter burn. Niiice...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, chocolate, and coffee, complemented by touches of fruit and pronounced roasty notes. Lingering roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Rich body and creamy mouthfeel. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at The Partisan DC. Pours a complete black, thick, with some tight, creamy, brown head. Nose has a nice mix of malt sweetness, some licorice, burnt brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruit there too, raisin, black pepper. Flavors are the same, a bit of umami in there, raisins, dried blueberry, malt, licorice, toast, brown sugar. Full bodied, but dry and drinkable.


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