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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 181   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Draught @ Copenhagen Olfestival 2006. A black colored beer with a dense light brown head. Nice hop aroma’s to give you a real strong start. Fruit or spice is on the beerchart, this beer has it all, wow to Mikkeller, you brewers amaze me. Very complex, perfectly balanced with a well present hoppyness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 33 cL bottle, huge thanks for this to Jeppe and Mikkel - I sure dont mind sharing beers with you guys when this is what you got the opportunity to acquire in return - thanks! Pours totally black with a little dense tan head. Aroma is smooth chocolate, coffe and hard roasted malt, all lifted by a dense alcohol aroma. The alcohol is slight burning in the eyes. Flavour is smooth chocolate and dense coffee with a solid alcohol note. Nice lingering roasted note. Surprisingly still sweet flavoured too. Warming finish and a dense chocolate and coffee flavour keep lasting far into the finish.8-5-9-4-17

2014, 14.9%: From tap. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is dark malty, chocolate and liqourice. Sweet, dense dark malty. Jam like fruity. Dense chocolate, vague smoked/tarish. Smooth dark malty. Bitter and sweet finish.8-5-8-5-17

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 7200] Man, I’ve been looking forward to sampling this beer again - ever since I tried first time draft at Københavnske Øldage in May 2006 - and now I’m sipping a bottled version. The rating is a mixture of the two impressions.

A pitch black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma is very hoppy - like sticking your head in a hop vine in late August, but it also has notes of grapes, grass, grapefruit, and lesser notes of chocolate and oranges. The flavor is very powerful and very sweet, with notes of hops, brown sugar, grapefruit, chocolate, syrup, and lemon, toward the end a slight bret like acidity comes along. The end is roasted dry combined with a sharp citrus hop note. The mouthfeel is velvety soft, and the body very powerful, and the texture like syrup. This is the perfect sipping beer - I’m going to contemplate the meaning of life while finishing this - and then I’m going to have a healty and deep night of sleep. I want more even though I know it is impossible to remake.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
(On tap) Completely black and opaque with a creamy, light brown head leaving some laces. Extremely rich nose with plenty of burned malts and a distinct, warming alcohol. Very rich and malty body with a high degree of sweetness, raisins, roasted malt and also some fruitiness. The body is just big enough to sustain the extreme alcohol. Lightly bitter malt finish. Wauw, this is one big motherfucker of a beer that has obvious Top 50 potential if Mikkeller ever succeeds in creating it again. 210506

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2006
Draught. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice, hops and pine needles. Roasted flavour of coffee, liquorice, hops and pine needles. Reminds me of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 18 %, but this one is much more hoppy. In my opinion, this one is a bit too sweet and hoppy but lacks some roasted notes, but it’s still a fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19935) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2006
[Draught at Købehavnske Øldage] Extremely black, small brownish head. Aroma of lactic raspberries and licorice. Tarry, thick and alcoholic with extremely concentrated flavours. All possible stout flavours zipped down into one tiny point, with gravity like a black hole. Very complex, but also a little much, and a perhaps too sweet for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anders37 (17520) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 4th May 2013
CBC. Great to finally catch up with this beast! Opaque black beer, big tan head. Palate is soft and surprisingly light. Very sweet dark malt. Touches of wood and lactose. Sweet coffee. Semi dry finish. A super rich sweet treat.

Bottle at Scopey’s 5K. Sweet rich chocolate and dark chocolate. Nice jammy fruits and a little coffee. Very light touch of spice. Drinking well below the abv.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at the Mikkeller and fiends bar... Deep black... Thin tan head... Dark meaty malts... Dark roast... Sweet chocolate... Soft rich malts chewy roast... Heavy sweet malts... Light dry bitter finnish

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
saxo (14158) - 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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