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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Porter
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged 8 months in bourbon barrels


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Live rate. It’s the weekend, it’s late, the fridge is empty, the cupboard’s bare...hitting the Christmas beers. Only 234 shopping days to go. Pours glossy mahogany with a filthy manila collar. Smoky bourbon, Deep Heat, high cocoa chocolate, molasses and dried black grape on the nose. Even better on the palate where the barrel imparts a more restrained, integrated bourbon-ness. Mellow chocolate, blue/blackberry, dried fruit, yeast extract and soapy, possibly US hop notes join the party. Pleasingly bitter, hop-forward finish with a distinct smear of something tropical about it..crystallised lemon? Smooth, quietly tongue-numbing alcohol with tobacco, espresso and chocolate in the aftertaste. Hint of Halls Mentholyptus. Might put the tree up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
In short: A simplistic roasted and lightly spicy porter/stout that is easy despite being overwhelmed by bourbon oak. Good beer.
How: Bottle 375ml. Consumed a little less than 1 year after purchase, almost 4 years before expiration date, home delivered by my man Jay.
The look: Black body topped by a large tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is simplistic bourbon soaked oak barrels and then some more. Nothing else to say about the aroma, simplistic but not aggressively bourbonny, kind of inviting actually with the oak coming out even stronger than the actual bourbon. Taste is highly roasted, chocolaty, grainy, lots of wood/oak, medium bourbon presence, lights spicy notes of anise and cloves. Medium body with a lot of bubbles making the beer feel a bit ‘airy’. Surprisingly smooth and easy to drink for a beer that is basically overwhelmed by bourbon barrels, I drank my bottle like it was a session stout. Looses a few points for lack of complexity but gets them back for high drinkability relative to the style. A good beer, yet another bourbon barrel aged beer, and sadly nowadays 56% of new beers being released are aged in bourbon barrels and 4% of my ratings contain unverified percentages I just made up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1299) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
(Bottle 19/12-2011) Lasting medium brown head, black color, dry taste, vanilla aroma, roasted balanced taste. BB date 18/03/15.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of deep grains and light spice with a touch of bourbon and apple. Flavor has dark grains with a bit of light fruit and apple with a touch of light spice and bourbon in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a medium brown creamy head that slowly dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, a touch of soy sauce. Flavor is the same, light sweetness and a light woody astringency. Bourdon notes are strong. Medium body, lots of carbonation. Not as good as I was hoping, actually.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with a thin lacy tan ring and moderate lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla sweetness, hints of chocolate and soy. Taste follows, with bitter coffee back and still a hint of astringency. Bourbon barrel aged is a whole hell of a lot better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (512) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Thanks jbruner. Dark black pour with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt bourbon wood chocolate. Taste similar. More complex and blended than the non barrel aged version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades normal. S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, roasted coffee, black licorice, dark fruits, candi sugar, and some booze. T - Sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, roasted coffee, black licorice, citrus and earthy hops, candi sugar, smoke, and some booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Nicely balanced Barrel Aged Baltic Porter. Great complexity and depth added by the Bourbon barrels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is burned roasted with some spicy notes. Sure some bourbon there. The flavour is bourbon, roasted malt, hops and soy. Dominated by the bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOARBEER (94) - WALES - JAN 9, 2013
I expected this to be a monster but it was nothing of the sort. Aroma, although very strong bourbon was nowhere near as heavy as I expected. Taste also strong bourbon but somewhat thinner mouthfeel than the hype promised. A little too heavy on the bourbon and a little too lacking in depth. A great porter but my expectation was higher.


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