Mikkeller 黑 / Black (Whisky Edition)

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
Editors note: same label as the original "Mikkeller 黑 / Black" but with an additional sticker reading: "Barrel Aged Black (Whisky Edition)". Also the neck is covered in white wax.
Aged for 3 months on a French whisky barrel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Tasting at Paps
It pours a very thick and oily black color, with just few sparse bubbles. The aroma is not very strong, but quite interesting, with dusty chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee grains, tobacco; light cardboard too; it smells almost like an old grocery store in traditional villages. Strong body, the mouthfeel is actually less oily than expected; the flavor is sweet as usual, with very strong chocolate and some more roasted malt in the final; traces of whiskey. Correct bitterness. Well balanced, in its powerdom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (6088) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to yespr for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, a bit oily. Heavy malty and roasty aroma. Starts intense malty, quite roasty, also quite alcoholic. Finish fiery, complex malty, burning aftertaste. Finish could be a bit more balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2011
Nose is coffee, sweet malt, vanilla, coconut, feel is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is sweet licorice, sour notes, cane sugar, alcohol, weak smoke

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bedainedebiere (534) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
375ml bottle. Great whiskeyish notes aroma that knocks one out right away but the coming crazy-heavy-sweet stuff is already perceptible. Very heavy beer, almost with a feeling of liquid tar. Delightful notes of dark chocolate, dried berries, cherries, whisky, with some sour notes but it is so, so sweet. Even the quite intense herbal hoppiness cant really balance this out. Well-done, amazingly attractive marketing presentation but I guess I like my barrel-aged Imperial Stout better when less intense in sweetness and, most probably, in alchool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(375ml bottle best by 7/15/19 thanks to bu11zeye) near black with light tan soapy edge bubbles. Nose of whiskey, caramel, vanilla and ashy. Taste of whiskey, big alcohol, vanilla, very ashy, an alcohol bomb! Not nearly as good as the Islay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4548) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
Bouteille de 375ml. Bire noire avec une mousse brune peu durable. Le nez est de chocolat, whiskey, alcool. La bouche est forte, lalcool est trop puissant. Cest fort, trop fort. Lalcool est chaud.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle. Something special to celebrate tonights stage of the tour. Pours jet black with billowy dark tan coloured head. Huge amounts of lacing as it falls away. On an initial pour the aromas are dominated by the alcohol. Sweet dark fruits and some roasted grain start to come through Once the alcohol dies away the aromas are very sweet. Flavours are likewise very sugary sweet initially with plenty of vanilla coming through.. At the back of the palate this sweetness gives way to agressive roasted grain bitterness and alcohol burn. Very full creamy mouthfeel. Very bog beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (19639) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and lots of alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Too much alcohol for my liking. 220410

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5514) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
(37.5 cl) Le liquide est compltement noir. La tte mousseuse brune est de bonne dimension. Des traces restent colles au verre. Le nez prsente des notes videntes de whisky avec des malts fortement rtis, du chocolat noir, du caramel, des notes boises et une bonne chaleur thylique. Le got est domin par des saveurs puissantes de scotch avec, en sourdine, des malts torrfis et chocolats. En bouche, le liquide est bien rond, enveloppant. Leffervescence me semble bien adquate, trs douce, fidle au style. La texture est moelleuse, un vritable velours pour la gorge. En finale, les notes rties et amres sont occultes par un alcool chaud et mme brlant. En rsum, extrme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7607) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head.Aroma of molasses, roasted and burnt malt, some smoke, whisky and oak.Flavor is sweet and roasted with some oak, malt, molasses, brown sugar and chocolate.Full body, soft carbonation .Really nice .

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