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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (2200) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Draught at CBC. Pours black and heavy. Sweet chocolatey, coco liqour and vanilla sugar.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (1082) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at CBC. Black colour with small off-white head. Roasted and vanilla aroma. Intense chocolate taste, also roasted and coffee taste. Sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Massive amount of sweet syrup, roasted chocolate and syrup. One of my favorites of the festival.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14045) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Tap @ CBC 2013. Pours black with a creamy head. Roast, prune, raisin and sugars. Massive cocoa powder as well. Dry and bitter. Warming.. quite hot actually. Too young and not anywhere near the ratings people are giving.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Pours black with a beige head. Very nice and sweet aroma with notes of vanilla, powdersugar, toasted marshmallows chocolate and a small touch of coffee. Taste is sweet ans has got a vinous quality. Notes of Oboy, muscavadosugar and toasted marshmallows. Well made. Taste is maybe a little too sweet... but hey! It’s a great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1314) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
A massive imperial stout served at CBC2013. One of the best at the festival, just incredible considering the size. Loads of vanilla and sweetness, some roast and syrup. Awesome

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (568) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) One of the highlights of this years CBC. So smooth and flavourful. Very nice!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (5452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Tap at CBC 2013 and bottle rerated in December 2013. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, like a sweet chocolate milkshake with toffee, vanilla, molasses, coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is very heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with flat carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Chocolate and licorice aroma, vanilla, figs, creamy, chocolate, cocoa powder, soot, prunes, sweetish, some woody notes. Sweetish chocolate flavor, raisins, figs, caramel, toffee, lots of alcohol. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6307) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with a small head. Aroma is mostly cocoa, some mild toasted malts and chocolate. Flavor of tar, syrup, cocoa, caramel malts, some soy, sweet malts and molasses. Very nice on the nose but the flavor is way too sweet and sugary.
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