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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
4/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at Københavnske Øldage 2006. X Imperial Stout is strongest beer ever brewed by a danish brewery. It’s a killer..... brewed with 11 different malts, 3 sugars, 6 hop types and 3 different yeast strains.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle thanks Papsoe: Pours a viscous completely opaque black with a small froth of nicely-lacing brown head. Aroma has some complex dark chocolate and caramel maltiness with big grapefruity hops, but has some tart dark cherries that seem out of place. Starts with a thick, sticky sweet dark caramel malty body with some tobacco, brown sugar and plum complexity. Some lactic tartness shows up toward the finish along with mild warmth and a lingering dark chocolate cherry flavor long after swallowing. Would make a great imperial stout, except for the mild tartness. Take away the lacto bacteria and this would be one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 14, 2007
Poured black with a small creamy brown head. The aroma is huge and thick. Big roasted sweet malt, chocolate, sugar, and vinous aged malt character. The flavor is also full. Vinous mildly tart flavor (read the description after about the wild bugs which is obviosuly where this comes from) Man the flavor is so huge. Roast, chocolate, sweetness, fruit but for 16% no alcohol flavor. But a ton of warmth. Full bodied. The flavor is still just as full 10 minutes after the last sip. I would like to see how the Brett changes the beer over time. But sadly it is gone.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2008 12 oz bottle shared by Fordest. Thank-you. I am not a huge fan of this style, but after this one, I think I could be. The problem with this style for me, I need to be hungry. Very fulfilling, tasted chocholate, coffee, cherries, Very Good!!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2024) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
12 oz bottle huge thanks to sk8viking. Blackest pour with nice creamy head. Aromas of fruityiness and chocolate. Cherries and hits of strawberries. Flavors were intesely fruity for the style. More cherry up front with chocolate and anise on the finish. Then a nice bite on the aftertaste.. Simply wonderful.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 2 different bottles, both incredible. For almost fifteen years I have waited for a stout like this. Black pour with brilliant mahogany hues. A small but fervent head is totally resistant to diminishing. This looks like the inside of La Brea. A bouquet of varied anise scents lead in the aroma. Alcohol is very noticeable but somehow pleasing and cushiony. Sugar cane(Cachaca), rum raisin cake and a heaping of fresh cream. Really brutish nuances. Flavor is perfect, the first time I’ve ever encountered the true meaning of the word. Cachaca and cream at first. Molasses that shows up next is confronting. Coconut cream mingles with alcohol and very bitter chocolate. The palate is gracious but unforgiving, completely full of vibrancy and as heavy as an anvil. Finishes roasty, chocolatey and without a complaint in the world from these lips. This is emminently complex, something to ponder over, which I suspect I’ll be doing for many years to come. This is the most uncompromising and beautiful culinary delight I have ever had the pleasure of sampling. A near perfect stout. Maybe it is perfect, I’ve certainly never had better. Thank you Mikkeller.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Courtesy of Papsoe. The body is deep black and holds a huge; two fingers thick, mocha head that is so thick and lasting it almost looks like it is brooding. The aroma is a alcohol, chocolate and cane sugar. It’s kind of muddy and a bit of a let down, but good enough to want to get to drinking it sooner rather than later. The fore is rich chocolate, massive burnt and roast bitterness, stewed dark fruits and a mélange of espresso blueberry liqueur and an oily coffee like acidity. This is a great Imperial Stout from the first sip, but that sip then attacks with a burst of very unusual flavors I have never in this combination…molasses, cane sugar, raisin liqueur, burnt rum and apples and raisins friend in rum. This beer tastes like what Avery Mephistopheles SHOULD have tasted like and the Mephistopheles was very good. The mouthfeel is thick and round. The last sip seemed to have grains of raw cane sugar in it. It was that thick and coarse. I can truly say no beer I have ever had tastes like this. It tastes like a great Imperial Stout with a great experimental Imperial Stout tacked on to it. This beer must be made again for the sake of beer geekdom.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle thanks to Dr. J. Wow. Pitch black with a small brown head. Roasted and malty with notes af dark fruits, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and hops. Very round. Flavour almost like a barleu wine. Yum!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
this was freakin awesome. thanks johnc! lots of roasted malt, roasted nuts in the aroma, some marshmallow, lots of chocolate, some dark cherry and raisin flavors and aroma. freakin awesome. PS the pour was absolutely beautiful. almost looked like a nitro pour with tan very thick creamy head and a black bodice. yum

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
A huge thanks to sk8viking for this great beer. A complex fruity (cherry/berry) highlighted flavor accentuates the stout roastiness and chocolate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 This was one of the best imp.stouts i ever had ,sweet and powerful,great flavors and a lot of alcohol, hops,cocoa and malty.Bottle obtain from friend who went to denmark and brought some really tasty stuff.CHEERS!


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