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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black pour with mocha head that leaves a nice thin layer. Espresso, dark cherries, chocolate, licorice, oak. Unbelievably smooth. Can use a spoon to drink this thick creamy body. Bitter but sweet and soft. Complex but not overwhelming even considering the 16.5% alcohol. Very good. A nice beer to relax and sip during a cold winter day.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (2484) - 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 (6309) - 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 (272) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hajsman (107) - Gdask, POLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of cheap champagne and spices. Terribly astringent bitterness, like 10 bags of tea at once. One of the biggest disappointments in craft beer ever.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1008) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 6, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2016 edit: 2014 vintage, beczka. Alkohol wciąż obecny, ale tym razem szlachetny, idący w stronę porto. Wyraźnie słodkie, smakuje wręcz jak wiśnie w gorzkiej czekoladzie. Do tego sporo sosu sojowego, długa, acz fajna goryczka spod znaku czekolady 100% kakao. Oleiste w ustach. Ogłem - kawał dobrego piwa, ale zdecydowanie potrzeba mu czasu. 2016, świeża warka. Potwornie gorzkie, mega palone, wytrawne, dużo alko. Potencjał do leżakowania jest całkiem spory. Tu ewidentnie za świeże.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kapsel (80) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Beczka z 2014 roku pita w Chmielarni na Twardej. Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste, z niską beżową pianą. W aromacie kawa, czekolada, wiśnie w czekoladzie i trochę alkoholu. W smaku kawa, gorzka czekolada, wyczuwalny alkohol, ktry rozgrzewa. Piwo bardzo likierowe.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (1132) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn im Piwna Stopa in Poznan. Version von 2014. Eine einzigartige Herausforderung.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boloney (81) - Srem, POLAND - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2016 (beczka z czerwca 2014) Bardzo wyraźny aromat palonej kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, cukru - silna nuta alkoholowa. W smaku gorzka kawa, gorzka czekolada, kakao - wyraźna alkoholowość, niepaląca w gardło. Mocarne piwo, na długo zostawia wysoką goryczkę. Ciężki kaliber ;-)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (366) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
Fles gekocht bij Vinotake Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een To l Teku glas. Diepzwart bier met een opvallende hoge, luchtige, lichtbruine schuimkraag. Intense aromas van geroosterde mout, sterke koffie, chocolade, zoete en alcoholische tonen, lichte notities van sojasaus, drop en teer, dit is een zeer geroosterde en licht rokerige Imperial Stout. Het smaakpallet volgt de aromas, bitter en behoorlijk zoet met veel geroosterde mout, chocolade, donker fruit, als vijgen en rozijnen, koffie, gerookte accenten van iets aardse turf en leer, een complex bier. Mondgevoel is opvallend licht, het hoge alcoholpercentage is niet geheel waarneembaar, maar uiteindelijk vooral rond kamertemperatuur toch wel behoorlijk alcoholisch verwarmend. De afdronk is lang en bitter met veel geroosterde mout en koffie accenten. Een geweldige Imperial Stout, niet subtiel, en niet helemaal in balans, maar wel complex in aroma en smaak, hij mist wel de olieachtige textuur, de body is net iets te licht voor zon zwaar bier. Toch is deze Black weer een topbier van Mikkeller, extreem en onbehouwen, verre van subtiel, maar toch zeer smaakvol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at BD57, june 17th 2017. Black body with a beigehead. Aroma is roasty, quite alcoholic, with a strong dry licorice and coffee note. Taste is sweet and boozy with a strong roast note, quite bitter, with cherries and nuts. Dark choco finish, with a lasting leather and roast aftertaste. Quite good.


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