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97
69
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 471   ABV: 15.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The strongest beer in Scandinavia. This imperial stout is the craziest, wildest, strongest beer from Mikkeller to this date. Not for sissies.......! Sample it fresh or store it for many many years to come!
Ingredients : Water, malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade, ale yeast and champagne yeast.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzzoven (376) - - JAN 7, 2009
Had this one in the fridge for awhile and felt i had to psyche myself up a bit before i could finally crack it open. Once i did pop the bastard little cork, i carefully tilted the mystical bottle and poured myself a sipping glass of black wonder. Witnessed a ruby dark black that shifted to pitch midnight tone once fully poured. No head rested on top, just a glass of "what the hell am i about to drink?" Shifted my nose towards the rim and was treated to a very complex array of smells...cherries, port, brandy, raisin, tar, cigar, pavement, grease, fig and plum. Taste was amazing...dropping (not just hints) but full blown novels containing roasted cold chestnuts, almonds, various forms of candied fruit, fig cake, whiskey pies, grandaddy’s rum, copper (like the taste of a penny). Flavour was very complex, somewhat overwhelming, highly alcoholic, and strangely, not hard to drink and enjoy. The finish is a real kicker, settling back in the inner valleys of the downtown part of the tongue and, like tiny scorpions, just sitting there for a while and lashing their tails...what a beautiful sting. By the end of this bottle I felt like I was living inside of a Melvins record.


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BenL8 (219) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Bottle at home. Pours black as ink with a fine layer of mocha head. Aroma is very intense, massive roast aromas, very burnt, raisin, burnt sugar, sweet and boozy. Some chocolate and coffee, molasses. Thick mouthfeel, heavy full body. Flavour is sweet, still very burnt, molasses, extreme roast, very very bitter, some hoppiness even, some black coffee. Very good but almost too burnt and bitter for me, so I had it with some nice mature cheese, which mellowed it down a bit and brought forth the sweetness a bit more. I’d really like to try the barrel-aged version.

4.3
Kavu (4886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2017
1/3 pint on tap @ BrewDog Helsinki, Mikkeller/Warpigs tap takeover. Shared with wiosna. Pours pitch black with a low brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, alcohol, raisins. Paint thinner if you sniff it for too long. So just don’t. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, raisins, coffee, alcohol, loads of hops. Pretty rough. Some ashtray perhaps. Excellent nevertheless.

3.2
Tide (3970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Draught at Brewdog Helsinki (18.7% ABV, not definitely this version but thanks admins to redirect to this version anyway...) Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with licorice, hops, alcohol, chocolate, smoke and burnt coffee. Bitter finish with licorice, hops, alcohol, chocolate, burnt coffee and a bit of toffee. Decent brew, but way too strong to be remotely enjoyable after a few sips.

4.2
nutjes (1026) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2017
33cl-blik (16,1% alc.) van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, geroosterd, koffie, vanille en wat donker fruit. S: Zoet. Donker fruit, chocolade, geroosterd en wat appel. Alcoholwarmte. Droge afdronk. M: Volmondig, sticky en lichte carbonatie.

3.9
swesson (461) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2017
From a bottle. Pours syrupy double black and quickly makes a thick light brown coke slurpy head that laces all the way down the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso, and dark fruits. Tastes of cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, and dark malts. An exceptional stout from an exceptional brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Cool_Bond (2704) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2017
The aroma of dark malt and dark overripe berries. Incredibly much black malt flavor and dark coffee and dark cocoa. Incredibly heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Very special taste. But no alcohol in taste. Which is good. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
Procent (674) - POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
[Wersja 16,8%] W aromacie głównie gorzka wiśnia w czekoladzie, dużo ciemnej czekolady, nieco likieru. Barwa czarna, ładna, obfita, ciemnobeżowa piana. W smaku mocno likierowe, znów na myśl przychodzi ta wiśnia w czekoladzie, jest dużo gorzkiej czekolady. Goryczka intensywna, wysoka. czuć ta moc, jest sporo ciała, ale wszytko jest raczej ułożone ponizej oczekiwań, kłuje likier i goryczka, słodycz niby jest, ale poza kontrą nie daje jakichś doznań smakowych. Oczekiwałem więcej.

4.2
ochniczek (326) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017
tap at Mikkeller Bar (Copenhagen). pours dark, almost pitch black with frothy beige head. aroma is roastiness, hops, liquor, pralines and coffee, pleasantly complex. drinking that ris is pure pleasure as body is full and every sip makes you appreciate the complexity of that beer, must drink so to say.

3
gr_pa (721) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 10, 2017
bottle; 9 month Black colour, brown head. Aroma: malty, vanilla, chocolate. Full body, very sweet, high bitterness. Flavour: chocolate, red fruits/ esters, but finish dominates: bitterness, lots of roasted notes and even more terrible alcohol.

3.6
fombe89 (3532) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2017
Lata. @La Barrica 13, Candas. 03/06/17 BBD12/01/18. Color negro opaco corona de espuma beige aromas tostados notas ligeros ahumados y torrefactos, sabores torrefactos bastante licoros quemado cuerpo denso.


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