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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 501   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1575) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours black with a brown head. A thick blanket of foam built up slowly and prettily as I poured the glass. However, the head dies away to nothing after a few minutes, and Iím left with a flat glass of black liquid. The aroma is a mix of chocolate, molasses and roast, in that order of strength. Itís sweet cocoa heavy, but thereís depth and complexity hiding in the chocolate. Mild cola note. Taste starts sweet with burnt brown sugar and dark chocolate. Lots of dark malt flavor. Finish has some pleasant hop bitterness and roast. I find the term largely useless, but the beer has good balance, which is to say the flavors mix well together and nothing dominates. Never gets too sweet or too bitter. Thick feel. Big mouthful of stout. Solid imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is chocolate and chili. Med + body. Flavor is smooth chocolate with a chili aspect. Exquisitely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a treacle and chocolate aroma. There is a very rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a slight amount of heat (chili pepper?). Strange and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
11.2oz bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Very dark brown, lightly clear color. Minimal head, dots of brown lace, good thick film on the side of the glass, though. Bigger body. Kind of chewy. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry, slick finish. Great coffee, light dark fruit aroma. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Solid, big imperial stout. Barrel aged versions I tried are much more smooth, complex, and chewy though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1491) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Just a super nice imperial stout all the way around. Syrupy but not sweet. Roasty and strong coffee notes. Not too much complexity. Not much if any carbonation. Yet, good stuff. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4906) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Thanks! Big rosaty malt. Brown-black. Big and viscous. Massive, but World Class and drinkable. Burnt bacon coffee. Oily. Thick.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (606) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bitter dark cocoa and alcohol smelling. Thick black color with a beautiful orange tan head that actively appreciated being release from its bottle. Thick dark raw cocoa coffee flavors finishes with a walnut bitter. The bitter coats your mouth like a good cup of coffee. Delicious dark and strong.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Had at Mikkeller Bar in SF Black pour, light tan head. Good lacing Nose is char, ash, roasted malts, fudge, and chocolate. Strong nose. Taste is fudge, chocolate, char, ash, roasted and burnt malts but mixes quite nicely. Big feel but easy to drink. Heavy feel low carbonation. Nice beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6238) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle to taster (shared by me). Looks good; a dull, dark cola with mocha lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and bitterness with an average mouthfeel. Good, not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Was really impressed by this one. Maybe my favorite Mikkeller iíve had. POured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was lots of smoke,fudge and deep roasted malts. Flavor was similar, very smokey, bittering hops and dark burnt roast. Reminded me of a slightly less aggressive expedition.


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