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Mikkeller Sherry Barrel Aged Black as Hell

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Aged six months on a French sherry barrel. With espresso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium to dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, wood - oak notes, iodine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [120908]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a fully gone head. Aroma is sweet and heavy chocolate malty aroma. Extremely sweeet and heavy malty with a distinct bitternesss coming through. Roasted chocolate malt, hoppy and mild sweet to distint sherry sweet base flavoured into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, roated malt, alcohol, and sherry. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, sherry, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee and dried fruits with notes of hops and pine needles. Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee, hops and pine needles with notes of liquorice, oak and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, wood, caramel, alcohol, mild coffee, caramel and honey. Flavour is licorice, coffee, mildly roasted notes, some slight notes of alcohol as well as vanilla. Rather sweet, yet balanced, finish and aftertaste. Complex and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2008
(On tap) Completely opaque black with no head at all. Aroma of burned malt and a woody touch. Quite full-bodied with an intense base of sweet, burned malts. Vinous and sugary. Malt bitter finish. 120908

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Properly named regarding the appearance. Medicinal nose. Salty and dense. Very powerful with tar and vanilla. Quiite boozy and the medicinal flavour never really goes away. Compact and full bodied. The sweetness is too intense for me and the finish turns inky. I much preferred Black as Coal to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
8th April 2010
Opaque black beer, dark chocolate coloured head. Rich malty chocolate nose. Light dry palate. Sweet dark malt and dark chocolate. Aniseed alcohol, a little molasses. Just a trace of sherry in the warming dry finish. Nice beer but lacks a bit of finishing. A little less alcohol and a bit more sherry flavour would be good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Tap at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep black (again as expected :-)) ... sweet roast malt nose ... deep rich roast malts ... juicy quite sweet ... almost Rum (though i see now that its Sherry) lots of toffeee and a wee bit to much spirit.. My third 4+ beer in a row. Oh Wasnt that just a great way to spend my birthay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
It pours black as Hell, with a medium-sized brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt, wood, alcohol, very light cardboard; nice but less intense than the Black as Coal. The mouthfeel is well round, quite smooth, with a strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor, liquorice, salty, and more sour than the Black as Coal. Balanced and salty final. Very good, but missing some vibe, compared to the other version..

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