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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: 1106   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Celest (137) - - AUG 12, 2013
Disappointed about this beer. too heavy in the flavour, it destroys the mouth...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (1093) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2017
I want to warm up to this budget buster, but the backend on this thing is not desirable. Very astringent. Im not even sure I like the front end. Yes... impressively hidden alcohol--neat trick--but the flavor profile is a bust for me. Damn you to hell on this on Mikkeller. I sold my car for 12.7 FL OZs of this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (3062) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2017
From can. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head. Notes of licorice, ash, light smoke, some heavy roast, warming alcohol, bitter chocolate and light coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1679) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2017
Can from Mikkeller Shop, Aarhus. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, fruits. Full body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Bitter warming finish. Nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (653) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Donkerzwart bier met dikke chocomousse-achtige schuimkraag die langzaamaan wegzakt. Aroma en smaken van (pure) chocolade, leer, tabak, pruimen, donker fruit, honing-zoetje, tinteling op de tong en het tandvlees. Heel lange (koffie)bittere afdronk. Knaller van een stout !!!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
peponi (1800) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2017
Aroma: roasted dark malts, champagne, sour. Appearance: jet black and brown head. Taste: warming alcohol, champagne notes, slightly acid, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, smoky, alcohol. Palate: full body and high carbonation, burnt malts in finish. Overall: Hardly recognizable, really rough, heavy alcohol, burnt malts, really?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muydeemer (31) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
Jet-black with fine, beige head. Dark chocolate, dark bread, roasty, dark fruit in aroma. Short sweet chocolate with long dark, bitter chocolate after taste. Taste dominated with dark chocolate, dark bread, dark fruit notes. Very warming and slightly alcoholic. Full-bodied and low carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (5255) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
330ml can @ Chez Sophie. Pours black, good tan head. Aroma is distinctly sour with a green apple acidity, and mild roast. Definitely does not smell like a 16% imperial stout. Taste is perhaps a little harsh and more sour than expected, clean and sharp rather than sweet and unctious. Some bitter coffee roast, apple acidity again. Not what I expected at all. I have a bottle of this ageing, so will re-rate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (547) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Can from Brewdog @ 16.1%. Super bitter, some rich dark fruitiness, contains the booze well. Very good if obviously challenging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (1088) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 27, 2017
2015 vintage. Coffee, chocolate, some prunes and licorice in nose. Pours pitch black with tall and lacy tan head. Taste is heavy sweet with espresso, chocolate, licorice, booze, prunes and raisins. Medium to high bitter finish, soft to average carbonation, full to average body. Overall pretty good with well hidden ABV but its bit too sugary.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (4410) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Bottle, I believe 2012 vintage, 17,3% abv. Pours a pitch black beer with a surprisingly large head for such an old and strong beer. Aroma has lots of alcohol in there, some molasses and a vague hint of something perfume-ish. Also some iodine in there. Flavor has lots and lots of nailpolish at first, quite disgusting. After a few sip youll get used to it, but its most definitely there. Also a lot of boozy notes, really sharp on the edges and quite high in carbonation still. The aftertaste is strong and burning. Really unbalanced, perhaps too old, who know, but messy, sharp and unbalanced. During the drinking it gets better, but no world class for sure.


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