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70
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1069   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Pours black with a graham cracker head. Aroma is vanilla, solvent, herbs, spice, and something nice that I cant quite place. Taste is dark fruit, very hoppy and malty, incredibly complex with loads of coffee; coffee for days. Super strong and incredibly delicious and drinkable. An absolutely excellent stout.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3203) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Pours a real dark brown with hardly any highlights. Maybe, a little copper hue. Creamy mocha-chocolate coloured head, good retention and creamy-bubbly lacing. Very sweet aromas of dark fruits (plums, dates), caramel, hints of coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. Oh wow, such a sharp taste too. Kind of really bitter, like super strong espresso black coffee and grassy killer hops. Dry bitterness lingers a lot. Still, dark fruit notes. A pretty crazy, wild Imperial Stout.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Marduk (6773) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2017
375ml bottle (thanks random guy @Koht). Pitch black color. Small size, yellowish tan head stays. Cheap vodka, massive roast, some sweetness, tannins and oak in aroma. First sip made me choke. Never happened before. I wasnt expecting vodka mix maybe thats why. So as you can guess massive alcohol, massive roast and sugar in taste. Do I get some sake tones in aftertaste? Yes I do. Burns my guts later. Wtf is this? Beer extreme? Undrinkable gimmick.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (3060) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle 0.375 l (v. 2014, 17,5% abv). Black color, very thin and sticky coffee foam. Powerful aroma: many shades of dark and roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, brandy, esters, licorice, bread crust, prunes and other dried fruits. Taste: brandy, burnt barley, roasted malt, very bitter chocolate with hops, prunes, burnt crust of bread, coffee. HNY!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PiwnyMarek (952) - Lomza, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Udany RIS. Aromat chmielowy, lekki. Wygląd jest świetny. W smaku niczym połączenie czarnej IPA i RIS-a. Nie czuć tych 17%.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołw, POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Well, had it also on tap. It tasted exactly the same. The good part: Licorice, some coffee, some soy sauce in the bottled version (well, that one was a difference. But I like this type of oxidisation), lots of roast, dark chocolate. The bad part: Everything is covered, even coated in nail polish. Really, nail polish everywhere, it is so alcoholic in a vulgar way that all the presumed aroma and flavour depth is gone, the body is subjectively gone, all nuances are gone. What I was left with was essentially nail polish with a slight stout tinge to it. But nail polish is significantly cheaper than 8,5 euros per 375ml. Also admittedly much worse looking though essentially as undrinkable. The worst imperial stout Ive ever had, one of the worst beers Ive ever had, the most expensive drain cleaner Ive had and the singlemost worst disappointment in terms of beer. I find it downright offensive that anyone decent would have the audacity to sell such stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1515) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2016
375 mL bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Sugary sweet aroma leading into a creamy roasty coffee cocoa. Strong bittersweet dark chocolate flavor, roasty and molasses. Very intense.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
M O G (1) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2016 does not count
High quality stout. Strong aroma, but light beverage. Impressive deep black liquid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (2596) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2016 Keg tap as Mikkeller Black 2014 at BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Black as hell. Finnish salt liquorice aroma competes with bitumen and drunk flatmates coffee. Taste is as Leonard Cohen said a visionary flood of alcohol. Thick oily body. You dance with the devil but the devil dont change. The devil changes you. And I emerge from this beer a changed man.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6498) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
BB log, Bottle, pours a deep and dark black color with a small but non lasting brown head. Smell and flavor of licorice, dark malt, coffee bean, wood, ash, and booze. Mouthfeel is full with an insanely strong finish but it is 17 percent! Small doses of it are nice.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdask, POLAND - NOV 19, 2016
2016 bottle shared @sklepzpiwem.pl Smells of cheap Russian sparking wine with a bit of coffee in the background. The cheap wine smell is very powerful and tiring. Taste is again dominated by the cheap wine Overall this was a great disappointment. It was supposed to be a whale of a beer and instead it was a sink pouring candidate - if I was to drink it alone I would pour it out.


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