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Mikkeller X Imperial Stout Calvados Barrel Aged

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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 447   ABV: 14.9%
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Mikkeller X-series. This year’s version of X imperial Stout. Aged seven months in a used Calvados oak barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of phredrik,thank you sir! Very dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate truffles, prunes, dates. Taste is brandy, port wine, rich dark chocolatebon bons filledwith booze. Very nice.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
Wow nail polish, seems like a faulty beer... Trying to like mikkeller sours but they are making shit sours.. Nice try but stick to your knitting.. This is a pour beer. Acid poor lingering finish oooo... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 (Draught) Pours very black. The aroma is dusty and sweetish (almost nectar sweet) with notes of wood, woodshop, sawdust, apples, vanilla, coffee roast, dark sugar, leather, suede, subtle dark dried fruits and berries. Lots of liquorice. The flavour is heavily sweet and medium to heavily roasted with notes of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, berries and dark sugar/molasses. Clear alcohol tones. The mouthfeel is sticky and full. Lingering sugary sweet aftertaste. Full bodied. Too sweet.Rerate: (Bottle) Pours black with small brown head. The aroma juicy dark bread, dark syrup, over ripe dark fruits, dark berries, sweaty liquorice, wood, booze, Madeira, port, calvados, blackberry jam, back currant lemonade, earth, vanilla, soy and dark fruity chocolate. The flavor is heavily sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic with notes of ash, tobacco, light oxidation (soy, leather and dark fruits), port, Madeira, earth, old hops, dark chocolate, liquorice, dark bread, dark syrup, molasses and brown sugar, The mouthfeel is sticky, fat and light oily with light to no carbonation. Port/Madeira finish. Medium to full bodied. Bad beer, good port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3446) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
37.5 cl bottle. Dark brown with faint tan wisps. Nose is caramel, dark chocolate, rubber and applejack. Not quite thick but still syrupy; lightened by a vibrant tang. Taste is chocolate, carob, rum raisin, graham crackers and apple brandy. Overall very sweet; random citrus zest and dark roast. Strong barrel influence really works here. Delicious and unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Thanks to Alex for this bottle... dark black, no carbonation... smells great, chocolate covered orange liquor... the taste is super roasty, awesome at first, but then it gets a touch to tough to drink, lots of roast, liquid orange, a bit generic, super tough to drink, but good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
bottle thanks to the friendliest officer I know. poured black with not much of a beige head. aroma was awesome with lots of fudge, oak, red wine??, and molasses. flavor not my cup of tea at all. Had many elements of the nose, but had a strange flavor that turned my stomach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
Vollmundiger Malzantrunk mit deutlicher und nicht zu unterschätzender Gewürznote. Diese breitet sich weiter aus, es taucht eine starke Süße auf, die sich aber noch in akzeptablem Rahmen befinet. Der Alkohl ist dagegen krasser, in der Nase brennt er etwas. Im weiter vom stark gewürzigen Malz regierten Mittelteil sind hintergründige Fruchtnoten mit der Grund, warum das Bier sehr vielseitig ist. Stark würzig, durch ausgleichende Aromen sehr harmonisch. So kommt eine leichte Getreidigkeit kaum über den Status „mild“ heraus, wirkt aber spürbar ausgleichend.Im Abgang sind es erneut die Fruchtnoten, die dem Bier eine besondere Note verliehen. Ein weiteres Spitzenbier aus den Hause Mikkeller! /13/11/13//12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head.Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, leather, oysters, chocolate and sherry with some oak notes.Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted, chocolate and oaky notes.Full body, soft carbonation.Really nice .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Another crazy bottle hooked up by Greg. Black pour. Sweet malt, booze, and chocolate nose. The taste is almost barley winish (think i just made up a word) with sweet caramel malt, chocolate, vanilla, apple, and dark fruits..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Rating #700 Bottle, huge thanks to IBrew2or3 for sharing. This beer was an experience. Poured black with a creamy dark brown head. Nose is intensely roasted with big notes of chocolate, oak, and brandy, lighter notes of vanilla, apple, and anise. Full body with a creamy, viscous mouth feel and soft carbonation. This beer is incredibly rich and decadent, I found the combination of roasty chocolate and apple brandy notes to be amazing. Finished moderately sweet with a lingering fudge note. Delicious!

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