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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 420   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1118) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
I’ve had this plenty of times. I’ve rated it before but I deleted it because I did not think it was worthy of the beer. So here we go again! Pours pitch black with an espresso brown head! Aroma is so nice and balanced. Lots of roasted malty/coffee notes along with liquorice. Behind this you get some chocolate sweetness and dark fruits. The taste is just intense with roasted malts, smooth chocolate, a weak wooden feel, liquorice, espresso notes and with a smooth and creamy body. Weak dry tobacco notes in the aftertaste. This is just a boss non-barrel aged imperial stout. Surprises me every time!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (955) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de 2d2dspuma en llamas en el momento el 22-08-2014, junto con la george envejecida en bourbon. (Fecha de consumo pref para 22-05-2018)Color negro intenso con espuma bastante oscura al principio que va desapareciendo poco a poco hasta no quedar casi nada. Aromas intensos de maltas tostadas y abundante café sobretodo, algunos toques lácticos y especiados,, vainilla,,. Cuerpo intenso con 12.12 vol con buena sensación alcohólica y un paso por boca cremoso y con algo de espuma. Sabores intensos de maltas tostadas y café a montón, también ligeros sabores de lactosa algo dulces con toques de especias de vainillas acabando con un amargo herbáceo no muy intenso y bien combinado con lo anterior y duradero por un buen rato en boca. Muy buena densa tostada café alcohólica.... para repetir sin duda.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HaakonBjerkeli (29) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Tasted together with calvados ed. Black body, espresso head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits, dark choco. Oily and thick on the palate. Taste of coffee, bitter choco, maltsweetness. Alcohol in finnish. Much the same as calvados ed. but less on everything. Have to rate it lower but a great taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a tiny leather brown head. No real lacings. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate and sweet liquor. Taste is sweet, full of chocolate and roasted coffee, licorice and slight tobacco. Full body and light carbonation. Mouthfeel almost oily or creamy. Excellent dessert beer! - with thirst, Niklas

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (791) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours black with a small brown head. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, soy sauce, roasted malt, licorice, smoke, tobacco and some booze aroma. Dark chocolate, soy sauce, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, smoke, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, oak and dark fruit flavors. Full body and modest carbonation. Tons of depth and a slight sweetness. Dark chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt finish. Definitely oily.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (509) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 2, 2014
W aromacie słodko, likierowo, ciemne owoce (z naciskiem na śliwkę węgierkę), karmel, czekolada, kawa. W smaku dość gęste, karmelowo - kawowe, jest też czekolada i lekka owocowość. Mocno odczuwalny alkohol sprawił, że trunek był bardzo likierowy. Finisz z palonością i gorzką czekoladą, rozgrzewa w przełyku. Ciekawe, złożone piwo, jak na karmelowo zorientowanego risa bardzo dobre!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3090) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from the Bierkoning. Not sure why I hadn’t rated this before. Oily black pour with thin receding brown head. Aroma is so rich and decadent, potent dark chocolate aromas, roast coffee notes, boozy, but invitingly so. Taste is sweet, roasty, so rich, mellow, rich boozy notes, toffee, coffee, dark chocolate, never too bitter, never too sweet. Palate is rich, syrupy with a thin silver lining of carbonation that does just enough to aid drinkability without interfering with the cozy mouth-warming feel. Really, really nice stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (962) - 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 (152) - 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 (468) - - 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!


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