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Mikkeller Black As The Night

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Danish: En Imperial Stout brygget på vand, malt, humle og gær. Fadlagret på whiskyfad i 5 måneder. English: An Imperial Stout brewed with water, malt, hops and yeast. Aged in an oak whiskey barrel for 5 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2010
Bottle 250ml. @ home.
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy smoke - peat, cigar - wood, smoke - bacon notes, moderate alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark dark roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol warm. Body is medium to full, , texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100408]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer5000 (5949) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2010
250 ml bottle. Black body with a fine, dense beige head. A nice roasted malt aroma, coffee, a hint of liquorices and mild peated whisky. Flavor is sweet, dark malt, roast, chocolate, coffee, hops and whisky with peat and salt. Very long and smooth finish. A masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Little bottle shared by Nick3 on BA. Pours pretty damn black with a small brown head and good lacing. The head on this one really is dark. Aroma is awesome - smells like burning! Roast, chocolate, and coffee. Not much whisky here. A little more whisky on the flavor. Roasted malt, ash/charcoal, dark chocolate, and serious coffee. Amazing flavor, so intense. Full-bodied and rough on the palate with drying roasty ashiness. Major alcohol warmth. Like the Sherry Black as Hell, this was awesome overall. Huge thanks to Nick for sharing this rarity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2009
Black colored brew. Very nice aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, whiskey, oak/wood, some sweetness. Flavor is great too, creamy, thick malty, roasted, subtile whiskey tones, some fruits and oak. Great, balanced brew, love it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
caesar (6682) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. Dark opaque color, medium fluorescent brown head. Aroma of dark chocolat, coffee, dried fruit, lovely slight sweet whisky, hint of candy. Dark roasted malty taste, thick. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle from KimJohansen (thanks Kim!). Pours black...as the night...with a huge rush of dark tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, some chocolate, peanuts, and perhaps a tinge of whiskey, though it’s not coming out all that much. Taste is roasted malts, more evident whiskey, raisins. Mouthfeel is pretty oily and slick. Finish is hot and raisiny. A good effort for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2009
Bottled. Tnx, thewolf for reserving this one for me at Olbutikken. The aroma is wonderfull. It has chocolate, roast, wood, vanilla, some whiskey and fruity port-like notes. Quite creamy. Black coloured beer with a frothy (!) fluorescent dark brown head. Great looks. The taste is roasted, has chocolate some coffee, overripe fruits and some whisky and wood. The whisky is well balanced in this one and there is no massive peat. Full bodied beer and quite some carbonation for this style. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a huge beige head. Rich complex aroma and taste of smoke, whiskey, coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle 25cl. Very black colour with okay head, Damn good aroma and nice palate and flavor. Strong alcoholic ofc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich vanilla, bourbon, fruits, chocolate, roast malt, coffee and smoke.

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