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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2006
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. It looks as the original sin, topped off by a small brown head. The aroma is just wonderful, with chocolate, black tea, tobacco, alcohol, beef-stock notes and lots of hops. Not unbalanced though. It has a hint of sourness in the flavor, along with alcohol, chocolate, tea, mocha, hops and all things good. Full body with a drying sensation. It finishes off with alcohol, hops and coffee-bitterness. There’s also some lactic notes all the way, not to talk of the nice aromas and flavors from the hops. A wonderful beer that deserves a better faith than just beeing an experiment. Thx for the tasting Mikkel & Kristian. (061028)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Draught at KØ 2006. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is sweetish sour, lots of hops, some roasted malts. Taste is surprisingly hoppy, roasted. Fullbodied moutfeel, and a long bitter roasted aftertaste. This is a wild beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Draught@Københavnske Øldage. Very intense stuff. Black in colour. Aroma is intensley hoppy. So much so there was little roasted malt to detect in the aroma as the hops dominated. Likewise for the palate, lots of grapefruit, piney hop characters, both sweet and bitter. The roasted malt characters seem to take a back seat here. Some alcohol noticed in the finish, but hey its a strong beer so i was expecting that. Would love to try this one again in the future. This was a little bit too much for me if i’m honest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13663) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 In a glass. Very hoppy, grassy aroma. Black colour, brown head, leaving tight lace. Very hoppy and very roasted flavour with high bitterness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
Draught. Deep black with a soapy white/tan head. Wow, there’s a crazy amount of hops in the aroma - all C citrus and enormously resiny. No noticeable alcohol right from the start. Smells like an IIPA in a lot of ways and there is some noticeable roast chalkiness. Now in terms of the flavour I was a bit torn because it wasn’t really what I was expecting...it was immensely hoppy and sticky without a lot of the typical Imperial Stout characteristics that I’ve come to love. There’s even some sourish roast malt but it’s all dwarfed by the grapefruity resin. Lacking in balance and sweet and bitter in the finish. One thing remains though - the alcohol is well masked. Sampled at the Københavnske Øldage 2006 on May 20, 2006.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Draught @ Copenhagen Olfestival 2006. A black colored beer with a dense light brown head. Nice hop aroma’s to give you a real strong start. Fruit or spice is on the beerchart, this beer has it all, wow to Mikkeller, you brewers amaze me. Very complex, perfectly balanced with a well present hoppyness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Pitch black colour with a little nice creamy head. Lovely aroma of roastedness, sweetness, dried fruit, spices and alcoholic. Wonderful and powerful flavour of sweetness, roastedness, fruit, alcohol, coffee and some chocolate, very complex. This is really a wonderfull beer. I WANT MORE..

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...


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