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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (48146) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle 375ml. @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009 - De Molen.
Clear dark dark brown black color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, irish coffee, wood - oak, vanilla, moderate alcohol - whisky. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is creamy and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is alcoholic. [20091030]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44222) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
37.5 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge, dense and chocolate brown head. Aroma is solid roasted malty, whiskey and coffee. Wooden and yet also hops fruity. Extremely dextrose sweet, roasted, smoked and dark chocolate mixed with hardroasted coffee notes. Thorat burn into the finish. Quite extreme - yet the barrel aging does give this a bit of smoothness and more depth - still way too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer - ofcourse ;-) with a dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt as well as notes of medium notes of dextrose and a bit of alcohol. The flavor has powerful notes of roasted malt and dextrose as well as medium notes of wood and alcohol, and just a bit of whiskey, leading to a sweet dextrose finish. Too much original black not enough barrel finish for my liking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (27736) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen. Pitch black coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and vanilla with notes of coffee and whisky. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, whisky and alcohol. Roasted and alcoholic finish. Had 10 cl of it, which was perfect, its impossible to finish a whole bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2009
[email protected], Helsinki. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma wood, caramel malts, some roasted notes, dark dry fruits, alcohol, liquorice and also mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is quite much the same with alcohol and ashes coming through rather strongly. Also wooden notes are stronger. Nicely balanced wooden notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours pitch back with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla and whisky with a distinct booziness. Massive body, lots of burned malt, vanilla and dextrose with pleasant whisky accents, ashes and wood. Very boozy finish. Hard to drink and digest, but still quite enjoyable. 030410

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 6th June 2010.
RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 Warehouse. Big thanks to Alex for allowing us liberate this beer from his warehouse shelves! Black beer. Creamy tan head. Lovely sweet dark malt. Sweet black coffee, a little chocolate and some very well joined up whisky. Finishes warming and a little spicy. Has improved with a few months of aging.

22nd June 2013
Another 3 years has taken most of the heat off of this beer. But its also turned quite powdery dry and the coffee is a lot more bitter. Very rich but never an easy drinking beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (24004) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle at Borefts Beer Festival 2010, courtesy of Mikkel and the boys - thanks! I was not terribly fond of the base beer, even after being induced to try it three times (peer pressure rears its ugly head). The barrel definitely makes it more drinkable, although its still powerful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (23944) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 Bottle at De Molen event 2009 ... WOW this was lovly.. but i wasnt spending 20 on a bottle of it ... black ... tan bubly white head ... dep roast malt nose ... big big toffee ... soft and rich ... msoth and silky ... deep roast ... sublime bottle at de molen festival 2010 ... dark black ... big bubbly tan ead ... soft smoooth chocolate roast .. wow burst in mouth intence roast ... big big whiskey burn ... such deep roast .. silky body ... a intence beer for a small glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20298) - 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.

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