Mikkeller Sherry Barrel Aged Black as Hell

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Aged six months on a French sherry barrel. With espresso.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
thanks again to bu11zeye for this. poured black with a tan head. aroma was choc syrup, fudge, alcohol, and dark roast. flavor was much the same with the addtion of cherry with a slick body. amazing drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
( 25cl bottle dated bb 12-31-12 generously shared by bu11zeye) Pours black as hell with light ring of bubbles. Nose of fudge, vanilla, red wine, vinous notes, and bourbon. Smelled for several minutes before I ever tasted it. Taste of tobacco, dark chocolate, bourbon, and light smoke. Great thick body and an oily/creamy finish. This is delicious. Small hint of red wine in the finish. This is one of the best Impy stouts I think Ive had to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5346) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
rating #2000 big thanks to bu11zeye for this milestone. the beer poured pitch black with a thin espresso colored head. the nose was wood, sherry, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and all the good things in the world. great thickness with a heavy fudge flavor up front tagged with roasted malts, smoke and light sherry accent in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a fading tan head over a back body with alcohol legs. Aroma of pencil lead, flint, vinous, chocolate cherry, raisins, earth and brownie. Taste is alcohol, kind of harsh, more alcohol, sherry, nutty, even more alcohol, and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel with light bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Poured black with a dark brown head. Aroma was full of coffee and chocolate and coffee note with an undertone of wine. Flavor was intense as the combination of the wine flavors mixing with the chocolate and coffee notes worked well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (8093) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle from lbutikken. Pitch black body with a medium brown head. Sweet liquor, chocolate, oak, sweet vanilla, dark molasses and raisins in the nose. Potent heavy oaky stout flavour with notes of vanilla, booze, light smoke, roasted malt, bitter coffee, chocolate and a bit soy. Velvet on the tongue. A fantastic and complex stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
bottle, thanks puzzl! Pours black with a medium dark brown head.....evil looking. Great nose of red wine, cherries and coffee. Nice roasted malt and chocolate flavors that have a sherry alcohol note ending with a lingering expresso flavor. The mouth is moderate to heavy in carbonation giving a more crisp mouthfeel. The crispness makes the body seem lighter than it is, but still an overall awesome stout, I could sip this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Little nip bottle courtesy of madmitch76. Poured deep dark amber with garnet edges and with thin tan head. It has a big aroma of oak, sherry, chocolate and some heat. This is a big yummy inviting aroma. The taste is much the same with a mix of chocolate rolling out a velvety feel to go along with mild sherry notes, oak and some roastiness. It gets even more roasty toward the finish holding this thing together with the help of fruity esters and more sherry like notes. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Thick motor oil pour wiht a dark tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Bitter coffee and candy. Lots of funk with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36180) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, roated malt, alcohol, and sherry. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, sherry, and roasted malt.

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