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Mikkeller X Imperial Stout Calvados Barrel Aged

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 447   ABV: 14.9%
Mikkeller X-series. This year’s version of X imperial Stout. Aged seven months in a used Calvados oak barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15523) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Very dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is roasted mlts, chocolate, dark fruits, wood, calvados and oak. Flavour is roatsed malts, chocolate, coffee, calvados, sweet, wood, oak and vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3348) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
Sample from tap, CBC 2013. Pitch black with a thin, fading tan head. Roasted aroma with rich, roasted and caramel malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, alcohol and a hint of tart apples. Taste is heavy sweet. Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter with rich, roasted, caramel malts, a tart apple note, which I guess is the calvodos barrel. Excellent and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
CBC. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish. 040513

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10449) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, apples, wood. Flavor is malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, green apples, wood, calvados. Medium body, lively carbonation, warming alcohol. 040513

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, vanilla, some notes of oak and dried fruit. About the same in the taste. Nice full body. Sweet but easy to enjoy. I am glad that I got the chance to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16973) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, wood, wine, sugar notes and hops. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1802) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
Obvious Calvados in the aroma, compared to the original this one is quite over the top on the sweetness and the calvados, loads of calva notes that are simply overpowering the beer when it first hits the tongue but then is goes out in a long roasted but sweet finish. Dark and complex but I prefer the original

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (613) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) Not as good as the regular 06 but still an impressing beer. Very well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11249) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of calvados, molasses, dark fruit, caramel. Flavor is very heavy sweet as with the non-BA version, a bit too much. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a small brown head. Roasted aroma, fruity, caramel, dades, figs, licorice, woody, calvados, solvent notes, cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, sweetish, prunes, figs, calvados, figs, warming alcohol, woody notes. Full bodied a d with a rich fruity finish.

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