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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 364   ABV: 12.12%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5486) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Sample at Blackback, pours black with coffee colored head, very pronounced and lasting lacing. Aromas and flavor of roasted barrel, booze, dark fruits, molasses, cocoa, and tons of complex wood. Finishes like a nice bourbon or other tasty whiskey. Medium to full in body, pretty sticky. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap at Max?s. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, light booze, earthy notes, coffee, prunes, raisins, and faint smoked meat. Flavor is dry roast malts, dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, espresso, some dried dark fruit notes, and faint booze; rich roast and chocolate notes through the finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet dark chocolate malt, roast and coffee malt, prunes and figs, light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, candied dark fruits, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black with dark brown head. Nose dark roast, some dank, hint of dark fruit, one alcohol. Taste dark roast, s sweet malt, Some smokiness. Late palate Roasty bitterness. Mild oily mouth. Roasted finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
skullgeorge (70) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 8, 2014
On tap at the Hoppy Pub , Thessaloniki. Pours deep black with a thick brown head that leaves laces on my snifter. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is bittersweet full of coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and some hints of dark fruits. Full body with low carbonation and a dry bitter aftertaste. One of the best imperial stouts, in my opinion.... Brew gem !!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
delomixal (12) - GREECE - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 On tap at Hoppy Pub... Nice aroma with rich body with chocolate aftertaste. Good thick foam which last but you can tell the alcohol... I really enjoy this beast...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1557) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
dark brown head that disappears fast. coffee coloured. aroma coffee, very earthy, coffeebeans, boozy, bit vegetal. taste is coffee, earthy, some alcoholsweetness, also salty aftertaste long bitter. medium body, soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf oct-2023

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen CBC-week. Slightly over-rated if you ask me. Hints of primarily coffee and vanilla.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdheredia2 (27) - - MAY 1, 2014
So Mikkeller, so good. This pours so thick and black out of the bottle with a slight and quick vanishing head. Smells like wine, port, oak. Almost feels a bit oily on the tongue. The first taste is of a intense chocolate then coffee roast, raisins. Smooth and tasty all the way down. Hardly any bitter taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Burnt aroma, chocolate, bitter, harsh. Less smooth than the barrel aged versions. Pretty good.


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