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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 447   ABV: 14.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mikkeller X-series. This year’s version of X imperial Stout. Aged seven months in a used Calvados oak barrel.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2010
Had at EBF 2008. In a festival of barrel aged this and that and lots of extreme beers, this clearly stood out as about the best. Dark brown color. Huge brownies, dark chocolate and dark cherries exude from the nose. Ridiculously rich and over the top. Thick, sweet mouth of liquid heaveness with calvados showing up more here with oranges, brownies, milk chocolate, oranges and maple syrup. Finishes big, sweet and rich with lingering chocolate and calvados notes. King of extreme should be its nickname.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle. Totally opaque liquid with a thick, dark brown and very creamy head. This is how an imperial stout is supposed to look. Aroma is a bit pungent and rather sweet with lots of oak, but most of all a lot of apples. Taste is incredibly rich with a lot of heavily roasted malt and apples, some sweetness, notes of oak, spices, vanilla and smoke. Low carbonation and a thick, rich mouthfeel. A completely wild and crazy beer. Really fantastic and an amazing experience.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2009
Big thanks to Papsoe for that bottle. Looks great, the beer in the glass also, deep black, a bit oily, almost no head. Starts very, very sweet, strong, modest alcoholic. Notes of sweets, liquorice and marzipan. Also some chocolate. Finish is intense malty, a bit woody, still very sweet. Goes down burning, warming aftertaste. Very drinkable for it’s strength. Very good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty slightly vinous calvados aroma with hints of chocoalte. Roasted malty chocolate and calvados flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and calvados finish with some hints of wood in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Thanks to Papsoe for this beer. This was a very tasty beer. Lots of apple, chocolate and vanilla flavors with a creamy mouth feel.It’s complex, huge and excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, Calvados, caramel, alcohol, and wood.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2009
Black of color without a head. An aroma of liqurice, spice, raisins, weak bitter and oily. A flavor of liqurice, raisins, dried fruit, dry and oily.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Tap at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... OH MY THIS WAS SUPERB ... Went to get a second quite soon after it was first on and it was GONE. This MUST have been a much Smaller release than there other Specials ...
PLEASE CAN I HAVE A BOTTLE ... Go on, You know you want to make some more just for me... ... Deep black ... Huge amount of sweet juicy Fruit in nose ... Loads of rich fruity toffee ... sweet chewwy vanillla ... deep rich and complex ... Its just sublime ... 22:00 release so im not at the best state to fully savour this but, oh its oh so silky mouth feel ... really soft and devine. ...

AT last i got a bottle of this ... Yippe ... thanks to FoneFan for this beauty ... Bottle at home ... deep black .. thin short lived brown head ... sweet chocolate .. oak and hin t of the spirit nose ... full rich mouth feel ... big apple calvados front ... sweet chocolate ... rich malt ... sublime ... silky full mouth feel .... vanilla and caramel ... litttle sweet cherry ... some raisins ... and quite a bit of honey 4.5

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2009
375 ml green Bottle thanks to Sune poured a nearly opaque dark brown bordering on black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of Calvados, oak, bitter chocolate, burnt carmel, roasted malt, licorice, light coffee and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of calvados, oak, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, burnt carmel, light coffee and a hint of vanilla with a smooth warming lingering fruity chocolatey finish. A very complex and tasty brew! The Danes sure know how to brew BIG Beers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2009
375 ml bottle. Label says 14.9% abv. Pitch black. Seems clear. Small beige head initially but it disappears after a while. Hints of burnt caramel, then a little tar. Cigarette stubs, but soaked in caramel sauce. Feels very sweet initially, then comes an attack from roasted malts, but that is held up by the sweet caramel malt. More of the cigarette ash shows up after a while. This beer is very complex. Layers upon layers of intense flavours. Wonderful stuff. Calvados flavours get more noticeable towards the finish. Fantastic complexity. Bottle reeks of naphthalene.


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