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


on tap


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, thanks to Ken, Josh, Paul and myself but most of all Paul cos it was his day and he ordered it - 15/02/14. Light black with moderate tan edgeing. Nose is dark dark chocolate, light booze, chocolate biscuits, molasses, chocolate maltesers, earthy hop backnotes, burnt sugars. Taste comprises dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, burnt toffee, light smoke, brown sugars, dark toffee fudge, lick’o’booze. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure but not OTT, lightly warming close. Solid big ABV impy, alcohol pretty well integrated for the ABV, but not top 50 for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller beer shop. It pours opaque black with a small bubbly tan head. The nose is rich roast, tangy dark fruits, milk chocolate, black currant jam, umami and salted caramel. The taste is sweet, oily, chocolate, treacle, toast, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, candy, cherry brandy, alcohol, chocolate gateaux with a sweet, oily finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big, rich and oily. A bit sweet and cloying for my liking, but a flavoursome beer anyhow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma: intense hops, some chocolate and citrus fruits. Appearance: black, small brown creamy head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: roasted flavours, sweet, ripe dark fruits. Overall: massive Imperial Stout, very complex aromas and flavours. Bottle at the Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1756) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Pours a semi pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is big fat and sticky and has a characteristic smell of raw sugar canes, medicine, raw cocoa powder, soy, raisins, dates, chocolate, sweet liquorice, earthy coffee, motor oil and actually a nice balance overall. Taste of sweet liquorice, dark chocolate, brown sugar, dark sweet fruits, candied apple, medicine, soy and molasses. Very sweet beer - big fat sticky monster!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (849) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Pour is pretty darn black, with a "thick" reddish hue, and virtually no head. Aroma brings quite a lot of cocoa powder, along with boozy raisins, dried dark fruits, some "green" hoppy notes, slight roasted coffee, ever so slightly roasted malts, sugar canes, molasses, toffee, sweet licorice, soy-like notes, burnt sugar. This is almost like if a "Mikkeller black" mated with a lbv port. The taste is pretty darn sweet, with faint bitter notes. Pretty darn slick, slick and full bodied, with a flat carbonation. (that suits this brew marvelously) Thanks again to my boys, aka. Niels and Rasmus. Aka Niller and Ralle. Aka. Monoking and Mr. O double T for sharing this..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1102) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Pours oily, sticky, transparent black. Looks like coke without bubbles. Almost no head. The aroma is very sweet and boozy. Like cough syrup. I feel frightened! Taste has this brown sugar thing. Not just sweet, but the taste of (burned) sugar. Lots of raw cocoa, soy, coffee, raisins, cognac, slight sweet licorice. Very massive, sticky and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is huge roast, liquorice, vanilla, molasses, sugar, plums, tar etc. Flavour is whick sweet liquorice vanilla molasses tar roast madness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2013 bottle, excellent Euro hipster packaging, lucky it arrived in one piece...oil black, slight dark brown head on the pour, fast dissipation... the aroma is strong brownie with bourbon, pretty nice... the taste is diabetic sweet, lots of bourbon, no typical danish char, unlike any other Euro stout I’ve had, reminds me of an American stout, I get the hi European ratings, reminds me of a ba dark lord...good not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - 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 I’m awesome and you’re not.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314 (4776) - 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.

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