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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: 424   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.


Thomasalias' rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, bitter, coffee, chocolate, rich, boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (324) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
From a bottle to a tulip. While smoking some ribs and a tri-tip. Black as night, no head, sparse lacing. Big nose full of robust coffee, smoke and dark chocolate. Balanced with toasted nuts, sweet toffee and smooth bitter slightly boozy finish. A huge and delicious RIS...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2096) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle shared with richthevillan. Black beer with wispy head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and a little soy sauce. Taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, fly guts and rich malts. Medium to full bodied and oily. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (753) - - OCT 3, 2014
Black pour. Nose is dark fruits and coffee. Taste is dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, a touch of coffee. Oily palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle @ home ordered from CraftShack a while back. Pours a deep black appearance with a very thin dark brown head that dissipates instantly. Somewhat smoky, char/tar, very roasty, dark chocolate aroma that is very earthy and has a bit of booze even served quite cold. Mouth feel is a bit goopy but not bad. Moderate plus sweetness and bitterness. Booze is pretty well hidden. Chocolate oatmeal cookie flavor with some ashy smoke. Smooth. Pretty fucking tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from ōlbutikken Copenhagen. Black color, almost non-existing brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, hops and roasted malts. Bitter finish with roasted malts, vanilla, coffee and licorice. Exquisite imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tob1a5 (13) - - SEP 12, 2014
Flaske. Duft korn og malt. Fantastisk overvældende smag. Smag af kaffe, bitter, humle, lakrids, engelsk lakrids og chokolade. Brunt skum, flot dyb sort farve. Glimrende dessert øl.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
heavy roasted malt, chocolate and coffee assault the senses. This one is a heavy hitter (as expected from a couple of the BA editions) though not as smooth as those...pretty damn solid. Warming but not hot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1185) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, salty liquorice, tobacco, some peat. Flavour is roasty and fairly sweet with a long chocolate finish. Body is thick, mouthfeel oily. Quite good, though a bit on the sweet side for my taste. The BA versions are even better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is deep, viscous black with a frothy brown head and good lacing. Roasty, leather, cocoa, espresso, somewhat tangy, light smoke, and grassy hops on the aroma. Taste is rich and thick cocoa, some toasted malt, light coconut, leather, espresso, earthy, and grapey with a thick bitter chocolate finish. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Rich decadent and high boost. Nice stuff.


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