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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: 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11784) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gr0ve (2177) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2009
375 ml bottle, kindly shared by Ole R. ABV was 14%. Pitch black colour, low brown head. Lovely roasty and vinous aroma, notes of calvados and blackcurrants. Extremely sweet and very roasty flavour, notes of liquorice, dark cherries and dark chocolate, distinct hoppy bitterness and tar in the finish. Alcohol is noticeable. Combined with the strong flavour elements, this leaves the impression that the beer is even stronger than it actually is - I might have guessed 18-20%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2009
Aroma is oaky, salty, spicy with notes of dark chocolate, liqourice, alcohol and sweet berries. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth, silky yet silghtly sticky and thick, lovely "feel", nice "look". Flavour is extremely sweet and thick of brown sugar, burnt wood, sweet oak, light chocolate, liqourice and raisins. Finishes with a long warming sensation, salty wood balancing up a heavy berry sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Small quicly diminshing brown dense head. Roast, prunes, chocolate, light alcohol is what I get out of the aroma. Flavour is full of liqourice, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate, roast, light spice and light wood. Calvados is definately notable. Medium to full bodied. Roasty and liqourice dence bitter end. Is quite sweet and alcoholwarming on the palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black with no head. Wow! The aroma almost explodes in the glass with notes of maple syrup, roasted malt, dried fruit, vanilla, caramel, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very oily and sticky texture. Flavour is a little to sweet for me. Notes of liqueur, sweet malt, dark fruit, raisins, warming alcohol and vanilla. This one is truly a sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
To Celebrate my # 2900th rating. 37,5cl bottle @ Olbutikken. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is roast, deep, vinous, complex, vanilla, chocolate, wood. Smooth, thick, oily and warm. Coffee, oak and chocolate with alcohol in the back. Wauw!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (8075) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle. Low white fluffy and quickly disappearing head. Pitch black body. Coffee choccolate apple alcohol wood aroma. Roasted barley malt flavor with coffee choccolate caramel apple and wood. Alcohol subdued. Low carbonation, long bitter sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
This works really well. The aroma is boozy and slightly roasted with the oak and calvados shining through. The flaovur is thick and malty with loads of wood, roasted notes and calvados. It’s quite fruity and heavy and just really good!

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