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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (2008) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of chocolate. Bitter flavor with notes of coffee. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2008
250 ml bottle from Ølbutikken. Airy big-bubbeled choco head. Body is opaque black. Sweet, wooden fruit aroma. Also burned malts, espresso and vanilla. Bitter-sweet, roasted malt flavor, added by bitter licorice dark fruits, fresh wood and a distinct earthy hopbitterness. Full body. Creamy texture. Stong bitterness and wood in the finish. Potent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
Heavy malty aroma. Dark chocolate and smoked notes. Huge frothy, dark brown head. Excellent lacing. Black body. Heavy bitter flavor with smoked notes. Medium to full palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Slightly alcoholic. Heavy bitter flavor. Long nice heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate an a little too lively. Nice but far from perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Sampled with beerbiker and stepdad, thanks for a great evening! Yea its black allright. Strong aroma of roasted malts, liquirice, toffee, honney and whisky. Powerfull roasted and sweet flavor with the whisky notes following through into the finish. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
25 cl bottle. Thanks to my brother for sharing. Huge thick fin bubbled brown lasting head. Good display of lacework. This was as black as the night. Heavy complex aroma of berries, whisky, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, wood, mild floral, candies. Quite sweet over the palate with some liquorish and again strong berries notes as the base. Full bodied with a surprisingly lively carbonation and thick dry alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering warming liquorish, chocolate and berries finish. Lovely...... no actually this was excellent!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2008
Pitch black, tiny head, Dark hard burned malty aroma of lots of wood, whisky, dark coffee and dark chocolate. Almost like smelling a good whisky. Well balanced, alco well hidden. Sweet flavour and long bitter finish. I was crying as I emptying the glass... way too fast!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7611) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
250. Thanks, Thewolf! Jet black and oily. Headless and laceless. Big roasty plummy pruney licoricey nose. Thick oily body. All the roast, fruits, and licorice come back for the mid-palate, along with a ton of booze. Perfumey on the mid-palate as well. Slightly bitey, roasty finish. Probably my fault for opening it too soon, but this beer would rate a bit higher if the booze were masked better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at the Harry vs Wolfman fist fight.
This one really hit the spot for me. But then again, that’s not unusual from one of my favourite brewers. Black body (no shit?) with a thin tan collar. More bourbon than whisky in the nose but GOD it works with a typical Mikkeller blackness underneath. Awesome flavour. Waaaaaay more fruit than I was expecting but it’s wrapped up in plenty of salty, peaty awesomeness. Hints of cola in the finish which I really enjoyed. Beautiful level of alcohol warmth. Palate is Mikkel at his best. Stunning stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2008
Bottled. VERY black, airy head. Strong aroma of licorice and marzipan. Sweet with lots of licorice and evident whisky. Warming and rich, very powerful. Whisky lingers forever, leaving traces in form of peat and alcohol heat.

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