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Mikkeller X Imperial Stout 2007 Barrel Aged

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
94
style
Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited Edition of 40 bottles sold at a charity auction from March 31 to April 13 2008 at <A HREF=http://www.olbutikken.dk/>www.olbutikken.dk

Democracy for Children charity auction

The cause
MS Mozambique wants to strengthen and develop the teaching of democracy in Mozambican grade schools in order for the idea of democracy and self-determination to take root in the poor country in the southern part of Africa.

Democracy needs to be a part of children’s every day life. That is what is the idea behind MS’s Mozambican project, ‘Civil Rights in Grade Schools’, whose objective is to make democracy a way of life in Mozambique in the southern part of Africa, for generations to come. “Children need to understand and exercise democracy in their daily lives, if the seed is to grow and flower in the long run in Mozambique,” says MS Mozambique’s director, Ulla Strøbech.

The first democratic election in Mozambique was held in 1994 after almost 500 years of Portuguese colonialism and 17 years of civil war and violence. Since then, Mozambicans have been to the ballot boxes in 1999 and 2004. A proportionately high percentage voted at these elections, which proved that the citizens of this poor country had learned how to vote, but besides that Mozambicans are very bad at exercising their democratic rights.

MS Mozambique wants to change that. “We envisage boys and girls, women and men becoming better prepared to take an active part in local government”, emphasises Ulla Strøbech.
MS Mozambique’s project, ‘Civil Rights in Grade School’, which is a part of MS’ s overall vision of strengthening and building up local democracy, aims

• to produce more handbooks and instructions about democracy for teachers by the end of 2008.
• to start a pilot project in the Gaza province, which focuses on teaching democracy in southern Mozambique by the end of 2008.
• that students, teachers and parents at 15 schools in southern Mozambique have been taught the principles and practices of democracy by the end of 2010.
• that teaching material about democracy is developed, tested and promoted to be used in the national educational system.
• that the school board can plan their own budget for their schools and control that the money is spent in the right places, by the end of 2010. MS Mozambique collaborates with two local organisations, UDEBA and FECIV which have many years of experience in teaching about civil rights in Mozambican grade schools.

All the money from this auction goes directly to this project in Mozambique.

The auction
Mikkel, head brewer and owner of Mikkeller and Michael and Jeppe, owners of Denmark’s most specialized beer store Ølbutikken, conceived the brilliant idea of brewing a special beer to be sold at auction to raise money for this project. So they created a special, <font color=red>8 month sherry cask barrel-aged version<font color=black> of Mikkel’s rare and delicious X Imperial Stout brewed exclusively for the beer festival in Valby, Denmark in May 2007. This is a one-time, very limited edition - only 40 bottles (75cl champagne bottle) are available! Each bottle has been numbered and signed by brewer Mikkel, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the school democracy project in Mozambique.

Thank you,
Mikkel, Michael & Jeppe


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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4
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6695) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2008
rbesg08, grand tasting, bottle number 30, if my notes are to be believed, which they probably should not be. deep black with no head, aroma of chocolate and treacle, hints of licorice and whipped cream, vanilla pod and just a light woody sourness which balances the sweetness nicely. a real treat

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onystrom (1319) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
750 ml bottle. Thick dark colour with no head. Alcoholic aroma with lots of raisins. A gift so didnt support anyone...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Bottled #30@RBESG Grand Tasting 2008
Thanks yespr! Pitch black color, small off-white head. Vanilla aroma with some licorice in it. Liquerish .. vanilla, whisky, some licorice, vanilla ice cream. Lots of sugar. Propably this improves after some cellaring.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1326) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2008
BIG thanks to Ken and DC crew for sharing this rarity. Black with nice brown head. Powerful nose of sweet whiskey, chocolate, espresso, smoke, rum, maple. Hard to pick it all out. Tastes cloyingly sweet, chocolate-malty, very warm going on hot. Bittersweet, almost burnt aftertaste. Very tasty but so sweet and hot you can’t take much of it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
DArk brown with a small brown head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, chocolate, fruit, vanilla and oak. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
750mL bottle, #18/40, courtesy of moejuck in a trade with the DC crew. Thanks, Joe! Pours a very dark chocolate-brown color; oily, solid viscosity; mostly headless. Huge aroma; dense, chewy brown sugar, nougat, and chalky milk chocolate; hugely malty: molasses, brown sugar, and lightly roasted coffee; chalky, dense milk / dark chocolate; huge nose; sherry, dried fruits, sticky sweetness. Full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation; oily, intense dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oily sherry and dried dark fruits; incredibly dense, generous, overwhelmingly sweet and forward imperial stout; similar viscosity and overt sweetness to Dark Lord; loads of residual sugars, sweet, oozing sherry and liquid brown sugar, and intense roasted / charred malts; huge; definitely a dessert; cordial-like beer. Still, nothing like the overt warmth / abrasiveness of Mikkeller Black; much softer. Immense finish: roasted malts, nougats, roasted coffee, and dense dark chocolate; lots of oiliness; crazy beer. Definitely an experience.


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