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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3486) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (270) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314 (2586) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yorker (993) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (2147) - 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 aroma’s I’ve 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 it’s reputation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmgreenuk (3591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6460) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sample @ THT tasting courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks Thin head. Clear black pour. Low carbonation. An awesome brew.


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