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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 114   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear dark black color with a small virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, woody - oak notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [130908]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From tap. Pours pitch with no lasting head was chocolate brown for a while. Dense roasted malty with a solid chocolate malty note. Smooth chocolate and roasted malty flavour with a nice fruity flavour with a solid sweetness. Almost cloying sweet. Nice for sipping though. Lingering roasted malty finish. Way too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29208) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2008
(On tap) Completely opaque black with absolutely no head. Sweetish burned malt in the aroma and some woody accents. Extremely full body, thick and syrupy - very, very sweet with an extremely alcoholic finish. More of a meal than a beer really! 130908

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted flavour of dried fruits, chocolate, alcohol and port wine. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits and chocolate with notes of liquorice, port wine and oak. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. Perhaps it tastes more like port wine than beer, but for me it doesn’t matter - I like both port wine and beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, not much head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol, vanilla, some wood and mild fruity and honeyish notes. Flavour is sweet oak, some burnt sugar, syrup, wood and nice licirice along with mild alcoholic notes. Yet very wellbalanced and drinkable. Rather fruity as it warms up. Pleasant and complex, yet easy to drink. Alcohol gives a nice burning touch in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black, no head. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Sweet and sugary with dense mouthfeel. Rich in character. Arousing flavours of pears in higher alcohols. The chocolate and tar goes well with the calvados oak. Unfortunately the syrupy sweetness gets a bit in the way and gives slight notes of ink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16539) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - 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.


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