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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2006
Draught. Black colour with a medium brown head. Roasted, spicy, fruity, hoppy, alcoholic, pinetree aroma and taste, very complex and balanced. Full body with a warming alcoholic finish. Holy Shit !!! Different and good! I had to re-rate this 3 times over two days at the festival. More please!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2006
Black colour with a small light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a nice coffee note and hints of choco and alcohol, all this balanced with a lovely hoppy fruityness. Light chocolate sweetness to a roasted malty flavor with liqourice notes and a solid hoppy bitterness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2006
Intens deepest brown to black colored beer with creamy brown froth. The beers looks extreemly dens and even the tears on the glass are colored in a nice warm brown. The aroma is hughe and very intens, it has a deep extract of the blackest of coffee’s, bitter chocolate, burned rubber on a F1 track, drop, blackend caramel, touches of laurell leafs, rosemary, thym, lemongrass, lime zest and yoghurt flowers. The taste is very powerfull, it is like a heavey reduced expresso with the juse of a lemon poured into it. The accents of all sorts of coffee’s, cocoa, bitter chocolate, black tea, bitter burned caramel, violets, lelly’s, and burned edges of a caramelized apple cake are detectable. All this is well countered with a very sexy sournes that works wonderwell with the very complex selection of hops. The balance between the bitters, the acides and the roasted touches in the crazy brew are well in composition. The more suptile accents of fresh herbs and mint are comming up in the finale. This is not an every day drink, but i’m glad i had the opportunity to taste it. Black Nectar this is, a rare Black Orchid, a Killer, a...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2006
Draught. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice, hops and pine needles. Roasted flavour of coffee, liquorice, hops and pine needles. Reminds me of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 18 %, but this one is much more hoppy. In my opinion, this one is a bit too sweet and hoppy but lacks some roasted notes, but it’s still a fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Black coloured with a thin beige/brown head. Grassy, acidic extremely hoppy nose. Acidic flavour with notes of hops, soy sauce and wood. Vinous. Warming alco-feel in finish. Quite complex. Full bodied. Large amounts of everything in this one.....I liked it alot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbeer (40) - Lo, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2006 On draught @ Copenhague Olfestival 2006. I was so overwhelmed by this beer that I took Kristians key’s to Belgium. As he only had one set... the poor fellow could not get in his appartment for three day’s. God damned, what beer can do to you. Again a Black coloured beer with a dense light brown head. Nice hop aroma’s to give you a real strong start. Whatever fruit or spice is on the beerchart, this beer has it all, wow again to Mikkeller, you brewers amaze me. For a 16° slight sour beer, I was served like a king that day. Very complex, perfectly balanced with a well present hoppyness. Thank you

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
Draught @ KØ 2006: Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Fruits, grass, herbs, cocoa, loads of roast, molasses, brown sugar, loads of alcohol, burnt sensations, raisins, light prunes, liqourice, spices, you name it this beer got it. Both aroma and flavour is breathtaking. Can’t really say, I’ve had anything like this before. Full, sticky mouthfeel. And then the bitterness. Awesome. Man, this is one great nearly imposible to describe beer. Its BIG, complex and yet very balanced. Kudos to Mikkel and Keller for this one. I could drink this again and again, and can’t do anything than award it with the highest possible numbers. I WANT MORE!!!!!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2006
(Draught at Københavnske Øldage). This is a BIG beer. The arome comes at you with a big, grassy and nutty, slightly sour and spicy dry-hop character very much like Orval. Flavor is huge with an apparent warming alcohol body that carries tones of caramel and licorice. You don’t gulp this one down. Despite the big taste, it is very palatable and surprisingly balanced. Some might think it is too hoppy, but I like it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
(On tap) Completely black and opaque with a creamy, light brown head leaving some laces. Extremely rich nose with plenty of burned malts and a distinct, warming alcohol. Very rich and malty body with a high degree of sweetness, raisins, roasted malt and also some fruitiness. The body is just big enough to sustain the extreme alcohol. Lightly bitter malt finish. Wauw, this is one big motherfucker of a beer that has obvious Top 50 potential if Mikkeller ever succeeds in creating it again. 210506

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Draught at the Kopenhaven Øldage 200506. Black colour,with a light brown head. Aroma of lots of bitternes and citric at the top. Sweet, Vine, Lots of ewerything spesialy the hops and alc bitterness. It was a explotion in the mouth, and it cange all the time. Full body.


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