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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: 409   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1513) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Tap. Black with small dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, sugar and bourbon. Taste is heavy sweet, full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Sweet roasted finish. Softer and not as rough as I remembered it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1236) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Draft. Pours black with a lasting and lacing minimal dark brown head. Aroma is heavy with espresso, licorice, hard roasted malts, hops, dark chocolate, spices, vanilla, maduro tobacco. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is super oily / thick. Finish is sweet and very long with booze and slightly adstringent malt. Seems like a obvious candidate for barrel aging - canít wait to try them out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Poured dark black with very little sign of a head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, not too bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4620) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple. Pitch black colour, big light brown head. Aroma of fresh coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, light moccha. Flavour is dry, cocoa, bitter chocolate, light milky, coffee, moccha, lots of roasted flavours, firm bitter finish, almost ashy. Full-bodied, slick. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2013
Black colored beer with a dark brown head. Hardly any carbonation. Rich aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, liquor. Flavor is identical. Surprisingly sweet and I expected more bitterness from the roasted malts. But no, everything is very nicely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutchtuga (135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
Notes of chocolate and pepper, overall coffee taste and strong alcohol. Nice head and a very dark black color. Spicey but well balanced stout. Very good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
inkubuzz (15) - CHILE - JAN 4, 2013
Oh this is just my favorite beer. Very big and strong. Lots of roasted malt. Pours black. Almost no foam. Tasty. You can feel the abv but you think its less than it actually is and just notice when you are ordering the next one and see two bartenders. I dont know if it being a 250 cc bottle is a good or bad thing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 11, 2012
0,25l bottle as gift from Denmark. Opaque, black color with medium, creamy, dark brown head, which disappears quickly. Sweet, alcoholly odor followed by roasty, smoked malt flavours. The aroma is incredibly smoky and roasty. At the beginning itís sweet and caramelly, but after the firs impressions itís dry and tastes like a roast pork. Itís definitelly made with a lot of smoked malt, which causes this meet flavour. It must had a lot of chocolate malt too which makes the color so black, but it doesnít make the beer sour and bitter. Alcohol and honey flavours also appears. Dry, intensive and complex taste, nothing can dominate, but all the three basic flavours (sweet, sour, bitter) appears. Full bodied with oily texture and light carbonation. Roast pork finish. Itís an interesting beer. Surprisingly complex, incredibly oily and full bodied. This beer is dominated by the malty flavours, and from this view itís the opposite of the Mikkeller Black Hole, which is a "hoppy imperial stout". Itís a concentrated beer, 25cl is totally enough. The alcohol content isnít too high, and it canít be felt as dominant in the aroma. The texture, the body, and the malty flavours make this beer this rich and concentrated.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. An opaque jet black beer, with an average sized, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting, dark brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate, molasses, coffee), lightly hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of tar, leather, smoke, plum/prune, licorice and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness (bitter chocolate like), moderately alcoholic. A roasty licorice and bitter chocolate oriented stout, a bit fruity and hoppy. Maybe the final bitterness is lightly sharp/edgy, hence no five on palate. But a damn good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrionBelt (32) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2012
25 Cl Bottle. Deep black impenetrable, light carbonation. Mouthfeel is full body, umami, caramel, licorice and a mix of chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. The finish is long and complex with a slight coffee, and candy sugar syrup . A great imperial stout!


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