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Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
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RATINGS: 179   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3437) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
375 ml bottle thanks to Adam. 2013 vintage. Aroma is brunt molasses, sugar, brownie batter and a hint of vanilla. Kind of like a brownie dipped in alcohol. A swirl in the snifter shows a real oily film around the glass.

Body is thick with a texture of whipped cake batter yet with the above mentioned oily viscosity. Dark roasted chocolate, burnt espresso bean, light old vanilla and prunes with some notes of pumpernickel bread. Full body and even with the huge ABV it is still rather easy to drink. Massive Impy stout that will slap you in the face and you will ask for more. Pretty impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Fermentoren. Dominated by coffee, vanilla, burnt caramel, dark spices, herbs and oak. Overpowering to say the least.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3378) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle on an Antwerpen park bench. Opaque black pour with creamy tan brown head. Aroma is really chocolaty, ghy (input from a 3 year old), tons of vanilla and chocolate, so rich and desserty. Taste is sweet, really chocolaty, cocoa, light molasses vanilla, nice roastiness to balance, a really tasty bomb. Palate is damn near perfect, really thick and chewy but not cloying or boozy, nice carbonation. Really good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3018) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! While we were drinking this one in an Antwerp park, there’s was a bunch of teenagers shotgunning cans of a cheap local pale lager. It was quite funny that our 375 ml bottle was way more expensive than their five cases of beers. The beers is pitch black and thick with a small persistent beige/brown head and light lacing. Aroma is rich and complex with loads of molasses, red fruits, chocolate/fudge, vanilla, roasted malt, boozy notes and light soy sauce. Taste is also super rich, moderately sweet with again a ton of molasses, fudge, red fruits, vanilla, roasted malt and a warming finish. Full (!) body. Moderate carbonation. Thick and liquorous mouthfeel. Probably my favorite stout from Mikkeller (and one of my favorite stouts). Super rich, complex and warming. The alcohol isn’t too much even at 16% abv. A great sipper!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a surprisingly clear brown color. Settles blackish in the glass with a tiny beige head. Nose: mercy me.. I’m such a sucker for this cakey style. Loads of toffee and brownie. Coconut and rhum juice. The taste is like a wet dream if you’re a sweet tooth. French vanilla butter pecan chocolate deluxe! Good booze, Oily texture, sticky and candied finish. In the end a very sexy baverage..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3319) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
Still dark pour mild carbonation dark pour aromas fudge mocha like coffee dark chocolate liquorice raisin prune caramel notes the flavours coffee so good caramel medium bitter flavours wipe out the alcohol strength note raisin taste dark chocolate crisp hops citrus cocoa simply delicious stuff the finish best tastes well just a wonderful imperial not too many faults the coffee and fruit were probably the best of a good lot of tastes marvellous imperial

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadIndian (2426) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from SJ. Holy crap this is awesome! Mega notes of hop, citrus, roast, dark fruit and chocolate. Bold black pour, thin head. Goes down smooth and just satisfying. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks to Erik for getting me this bottle. Black pour with no head and impressive viscosity. Quite sweet. Candied nuts, vanilla, dates, and raisins. A bit of ash and lots of graham cracker. Almost whiskey-like. Taste is big on the dark fruit sweetness. Tons of date, raisin, and plum. Maple syrup, a bit of soy sauce, vanilla, and graham cracker. Some roasted malt, a hint of bitterness and alcohol. Not usually my thing, but I quite enjoyed this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at the Mikkeller and fiends bar... Deep black... Thin tan head... Dark meaty malts... Dark roast... Sweet chocolate... Soft rich malts chewy roast... Heavy sweet malts... Light dry bitter finnish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8693) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
> An excessively sweet ASA/barleywine

[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Thank you Andrew for the share! Clear sepia brown, no foam. Nose is brown alcohol, ginger, soy, Marmite, smoke, dark cherry. Taste is brown sugar, paper, tootsie roll, long soy and bitter toffee and ginger peel flavor. Huge brown sugar with peanut brittle. Uhh. Not RIS, more like barleywine or ASA.

>!< sweet, not RIS, soy, marmite


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