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Mikkeller X Imperial Stout

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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4/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at KÝbenhavnske ōldage 2006. X Imperial Stout is strongest beer ever brewed by a danish brewery. Itís a killer..... brewed with 11 different malts, 3 sugars, 6 hop types and 3 different yeast strains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
375ml bottle, thanks to Jason.

Pours black, tan head, thin ring with some wisps on top. Smell is sweet...very sweet, actually. Light booze, oak, bakers chocolate, burnt sugars. Flavor is ridiculously sweet, chocolate, a little more booze here, caramel. Very decedent. Full body, light carb, creamy rich finish.

Overall, a very sweet, rich, and decedent stout. Not quite as good as previous rates suggest, but still a nice monster to sip on.

---Rated via Iím awesome and youíre not.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
Poured deep, deep dark brown/black with no head, heavy oily pour. Aroma is a glorious mixture of roast malt, dry, alcohol soaked fruit, dark chcoolate, vanilla and dark roast coffee. Full body, vanilla smoothness leading to a flavour that is a more three dimensional version of the aroma. Utterly gorgeous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a small tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt. ABV is pretty well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (3051) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of kermis, 2013 edition. Many thnx for sharing this beauty. Pours a midnight black beer with virtually no head whatsoever. Aroma is alcohol, bourbon, booze, coffee, vanilla and caramel, all blended together in one of the most awesome aromaís Iíve ever tried. Flavor is very sweet, much vanilla and caramel going on, alongside big molasses, licorice and dry roasted malts. Awesome balance. Long, cloying sweet aftertaste. One word.. WOW.. this defintely lives up to itís reputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (5391) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a murky dark mahogany with a round bubbly tan head. The aroma is rich fruit liquorice vanilla. The flavour is medium to strong bitter moderate sweet with a super rich smooth liqourice fruit vanilla roast malt dark chocolate palate. Fully bodied with flat carbonation and a big oily mouthfeel. Truly amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
worldbeertaste (1711) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Black as it can be with almost head. Smells of deep dark delicious, dark roast, a bit of bourbon barrel, chocolate, espresso and deep delicious malt. Full oily smooth body. Tastes of deep chocolate cake, vanilla, thick and delicious. It finishes with deep chocolate sweetness. Amazing, just amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Thanks kermis! Opaque pitch black color, virtually no head. Aroma has malts, some sweetness, lightly wood, loads off vanilla. Taste malts, chocolate, lightly sweetness, wood, lots of vanilla again, decently bitter. Lovely beer but for me too much vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (6192) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sample @ THT tasting courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks Thin head. Clear black pour. Low carbonation. An awesome brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3730) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deanís Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Black pour. Aroma is full of roasted malts, bourbon, leather, chocolate, caramel and creamy. Flavor is very full bodied, roasted, chocolate and quite sweet but very well balanced and amazingly drinkable. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4328) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
Thnx a lot to bobochamps . Pours black , no head Smell is oat , bit booze , coffee bitterness Low carbo . Taste is chocolate , oak , bit bitter ,syrupy, some coffee , sticky mouthfeel . Bit boozy finish . Very sweet

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