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Mikkeller Black As The Night

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


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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2009
(bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!) Pours a deep black with a thin dark tan head that eventually recedes. Aroma is strong of coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and raisins. The taste is very nice and quite roasty, smoky, with lots of wood and vanilla, along with chocolate, hints of dark fruit, and dark roasted coffee. The finish lingers with roasted malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is full, and the carbonation is just a bit high for the style. I’m not normally a fan of the bold roasted malt profile of most of Mikkeller’s Imperial Stouts, but the excellent barrel aging has really reigned it in and made for an excellent beer. Thanks again Marsiblursi!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2009
[Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi!] Pours dark brown with a dark brown head that is quite small. Aroma is coconut, notes of smoke, chocolate, raisin, and molasses. Very sweet taste up front, a lot of alcohol, really deeply roasted malt, and faint raisin again. Good mouthfeel with a very long finish. Really excellent use of barrel here, and although the heavily roasted malt usually is not my thing, it actually worked for this beer. Would love to see this one more widely available. Thanks again, Marsiblursi!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
Black with no head - great aroma of bourbon and oak. The flavor is also full of oak with notes of whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Flaske: Lækker duft af whisky og molasses på en kulsort øl med et meget lille skumhoved. God balance imellem lagringen alkoholen og den store mængde sukker i øllen. Virkelig en god øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Nip. Thanks, Thewolf and after4ever! Pours opaque black with a tan ring of foam. Sweet oaky chocolate aroma. Full body, minimal carbonation. Taste of coffee, chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. A bit of alcohol hotness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (5923) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Starts very dry and strong-malty, modest sweet. Turns more and more dry, finish is woody-prickly, complex malty notes. A very good beer! Thanks to yespr for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 10, 2009
250ml bottle from a six pack of special beers from Amager and Mikkeller released at Ølbutikken, Cph early on Saturday 13th September 08. Pours an oily, noisy and bubbly beige-brownish head, quickly diminishing. Jet black body. Aroma of liquorice malts with some kind of peaty oak behind. Taste of chocolate fortified by sweet, dark berries and a dash of spices. Tart orange shells passing by in a lingering bitter ending. Warming and pleasant alcohol level. Full bodied (Easter joy at home in Tromsø, 09.04.2009).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle at home ... from Ölbutikken six pack ... deep black ... big bubbly short lived brown head ... deep roast malt little whiskey little chocolate nose ... big foaming of the beer in the mouth ... solid deep roast ... a lot and maybe just a little too much whiskey ... little bitterness ... nice roast chocolate and coffee .. its the foaming that lets this down a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2009
Bottled 25cl (from Ölbutikken six pack, BBE 2012). Pitch black color, tiny tan head. Big nose with whisky - peat, smoke, alcohol - and licorice. Full-bodied. First impression is cough syrup: sweet syrupy beer with loads of licorice and warming medicine ... err ... alcohol. Whisky impression, especially in the finish - probably Isley or Highland barrels. Aftertaste is sweet and has touch of espresso. Feels lighter than 13 %, does not has burning tick like eg. Dark Horizon 2nd ed. Very tasty, not super outstanding barrel brew like Kaggen (not so smooth or complex) but a great beer anyhow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2009
Bottled (bought from Olbutikken). Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is licorice, some slight whiskynotes as well as big time chocolate and coffeeish notes. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, some mild licorice as well as some whiskynotes. Also some slight alcohol is noteable. Quite wellbalanced even though this strong. Quite rich carbonation, which even more makes this a sipper.

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