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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Black pour. Tart dark fruit aroma, chocolate, funk, Brett, raisins. Port like flavor with a cocoa powder, tart fruit and crazy funk. What an insanely cool beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours black with no head. Nose is strangely spicy, hints of mild sourness, toasted malt, earthy hops. Flavor is HUGE spices, almost hot, warming alcohol, hints of sour fruits and berries, slight brett funk, big sweet sugars. Fantastic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle courtesy of the Friendly Officer. Pours a dark, opaque black with very little head. Nose of black currant, Chocolate fudge, plum and mild funk. Strange brew but it works in great harmony. Palate follows in-step with nose, funkiness is a bit more aparent with sweet backround tartness. Finishes slowly but cleanly. Excellent beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Copenhagen Oldage on 20 May 2006. Looks great - pitch black with a lasting tan head. Completely opaque. Massively hoppy aroma for an imperial stout. Didn’t really pick up much lacto there but it certainly comes through as an accent on the palate. Probably just as an accent because everything else is so big. Tar, chocolate, coffee, prunes, raisins, burnt toast, kitchen sink etc etc. Immensely rich but perhaps it’s the lacto that keeps it from being too much. If I have to pick a hole it’s probably that’s it’s a little too sweet for my taste - personal preference only.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Thanks Jason for sharing this beer. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a thin iced tea head. The aroma is deep and complex. Thomas Hardy’s Ale-like. Grapes, port wine, chocolate, light leather. The flavor is complex with light chocolate, deep port wine, maple or bourbon barrels, and a light tangyness. Charred black malts. The palate is tangy and medium-full bodied. I liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Mads, BB 2050. Drinking to celebrate the birth of my daughter! Poured deep brown, near black, with a short, tight cap of tan head. The aroma was all over the place.. Brett and lactic funkage struck first (and I didn’t expect ’em b/c I didn’t read the description) with baker’s chocolate, molasses, and licorice behind.. deep and malty with warmth on the back (but the heat didn’t take over). The flavor opened with tangy oak and funky notes with the syrupy warm malts behind (molasses, licorice, and a blend of chocolates).. more funky on the back end, and a touch metallic there. Heavily-bodied with low, tight carbonation on the palate.. warm, but not too abrasive considering the ABV.. very good and intriguing, but there was too much going on.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate, coffee and licorice aroma. Roasted malty dark bitter chocolate, coffee and licorice flavor. Has a long warming roasted malty dark chocolate finish with some hints of coffee and licorice in the aftertaste. A great beer!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle. This is the greatest I have ever had. Creamy light brown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Almost perfcet malty and hoppy aroma. taste is loaded with chocolate, licorice and especially vanilla. Power power power. Long perfect finish. Great creamy palate. I wonder if it ever will get better than this......

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a huge light brown head and a good lacing. Powerful complex aroma and taste of rasted malts, coffee, licorice and port. Very, very good beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, alcohol, hops, chocolate and coffee. Notes of vanilla too. Astonishing


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