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Mikkeller X Imperial Stout

Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
4/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at Københavnske Øldage 2006. X Imperial Stout is strongest beer ever brewed by a danish brewery. It’s a killer..... brewed with 11 different malts, 3 sugars, 6 hop types and 3 different yeast strains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7551) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle shared: black as night pour, little head or lacing. Aroma is deep dark fruits, char, roast, coffee. Flavor is a touch aggressive - a little too much bitter and charred/burnt grain. It would be better without that as it is almost balanced with sweeter malt and chocolate and bitter coffee, but not quite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (366) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle. Originally reviewed 9/8/2014. Black body. No head. A few bubbles. Very leggy. Smells of fudge. Raisins. Deep roast. Booze. Very dynamic stout flavors. Chocolate. Molasses. Fudge. Moves into deep roast. Bitter coffee and some burnt malts. Medium low carbonation. Very heavy and sweet. I was surprised by how good this is. More than just an over-sweet monster of a stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle shared by me @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares meets Moules Frites. Pitch black oily pour with small tan lacings. Nose has soy, chocolate and some licorice. Taste is sweet, a bit cloying, savoury notes. Licorice and dark chocolates on the backend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ringer1966 (7) - cph, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
Black body without much head. Deep sweet with notes of chocolate and coffee. Oily and well carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
375ml bottle, ¿ Vintage, kindly shared by bursprak to the Aarhus Belgisk Blåmuslinger Tasting, 08/2015. - Finale to three big & bold postprandial closers to a nicely balanced tasting, this PoMo beer liqueur brings an elegant density of roast and black malt flavours into balance with the avantgarde of hop engineering: thick, destilled espresso and dark chocolate, orangeat, Grand Manier doused fondant over dried raisins, plums and DK-ubiquitous lakrids aka liquorice. Cognac-like alcohol never becomes sharply piercing, oozing prominently underneath the molasses. Hop bouquet subtleties stealthily flying under the dark surface: orange zest, berry, grape, citrus pith. Sticky, coating mouthfeel, without becoming sweet treacle. - Would be interesting to taste this parallel to some of De Struise’s more heavy hitters and compare the merits of clean engineering vs sugar-powered yeasts & eisbocking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (852) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours pitch oily black. Aromas of dark sweet fruits, sweet licorice, bitter roast, molasses, malt, dark chocolate. Taste is molasses, sweet licorice, dark roast, sweet fruits, brown sugar, malt, chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (4398) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
375 ml bottle, thanks Staffan! Midnight black with no head. Aroma of prunes alcohol, boozy, roasted malt, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, light coffee, chocolate cake and raisins. Taste is massive, boozy, chocolate, candy, cake, wood, vinous plums, raisins, dried fruits with a vinous liquor feeling. Liquid chocolate cake. Really nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
coolunclesony (14) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Beautiful dark brown head and not too carbonated. Thick as tar, can sense coffee, chocolate some herbs including a sense of anis. On level with the absolute best beers in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a deep dark black with a thin tan head. Big sweet roast, cocoa, chocolate, oxidized malt. Roast, sweet dark chocolate, cherries, old stone fruits. Incredibly sweet, but very tasty. Long meaty roast finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2282) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 (Pronounced Mikkeller Kryds). Bottle shared with MF666 whose rating has my stamp of approval. Thick black pour with a minimal head. Molasses in the nose. The taste is heavy sweet and sticky with not that much bitterness to balance it, conceals the alcohol well. Medium/full body, near flat carbonation. Syrup, brown sugar, molasses, sweet chocolate, warming alcohol. Very sticky, but the alcohol picks it up a bit.

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