Mikkeller Barrel Aged Black as Coal

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
A full bodied, hoppy imperial stout, aged six months on a French oak barrel, dry hopped and coffee added.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours very dark with short lived dark brown head. The aroma is full bold oakiness with creamy molasses, toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is effervescence pushing up notes of burnt molasses, toffee and coffee. To midway rich velvety dark chocolate and oak join the other rich flavors along with a decent level of booze. It becomes smooth rich nectar sweet into the finish. WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
HUGE thanks to Ibrew2or3 for the share. Pours a rediculous black with a near black head. Nose is BOOZE!, coffee, vanilla, burnt roast malts, chocolate, liquorice and soy. Huge booze flavor, heavy roasted grain, bitter coffee, bitter hops, loadas of chocolate. Finishes a biting alcohol sharpness and sweet. Thick and chewy. Fn amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25779) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty oaky chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty roasted oaky, licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with some oaky hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11758) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense and light brown head. Long lasting. Roast, liqourice, chcolate, oak and alcohol notable in the nose. Flavour of vanilla, roast, sweetness, prunes, syrup and chocolate. Quite complex and smooth. Full bodied. Dry. Sweet, chocolaty and roasted end. Very well hidden alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5053) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2009
0.25 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Black color. Thick, sweet, roasty, and oaky aroma with notes of wooden pencil, charcoal and salty licorice. The flavor is roasty, leathery, oaky and warming with licorice, coffee and charcoal. Good long finish. Fairly oaky and boozy but ends the tasting session nicely and tastes long on a train ride to home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Nip. Thanks, Thewolf and after4ever! Pours opaque black with a tan ring of foam. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Full body, minimal carbonation. Taste of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Dry smoke and coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Stellar beer. Strong chocolately aroma which just came out very well in the flavor. Really nice sweet booze finish. I enjoyed very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle, huge thanks to andersand. Aroma of oaky coffee and cocoa, richly boozy, roasted malt. Flavor very rich, decadent, with big chocolate notes, blended marvelously with the oak. My only complaint was that the alcohol sweetness became a bit much, even after 2-3 ounces. But that just kept it from being a super-beer, still quite excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3884) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a thick chocolate colored head. Aroma of booze, vanilla, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted and charred malt notes initially with a sweet, boozy finish. Rich palate. Good beer, but it didnt particularly wow me. A little bit heavy on the alcohol, although I guess thats expected with a 12.3% abv. 8/4/7/4/15 (3.8/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9314) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2009
25cl bottle. Dense dark brown. Charred barrel heavy in he nose, some whiskey and soy evident. Sweet peat and burnt vegetables. Holy shit, intensely astringent, hugely peat, coarse, smoky whiskey all over this. Difficult to like, honestly. Some lightly sweet charred plums in the finish. Hmm.

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