Brewed by Mikkeller
Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
4/4 of the experimental X series presented by Mikkeller at Kbenhavnske ldage 2006. X Imperial Stout is strongest beer ever brewed by a danish brewery. Its a killer..... brewed with 11 different malts, 3 sugars, 6 hop types and 3 different yeast strains.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SlovakSniper (5356) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
(Vintage 2013. 37.5 cl) Un liquide la robe presque noire qui tombe dans mon verre et qui montre une viscosit certaine. Un petit col brun qui flotte pour quelques minutes. Le nez de cet imprial est richement dcor par le chocolat, la mlasse, la vanille, les fruits liquoreux et charnus, les malts enfums et noirs, la rglisse, les oranges confites, les aiguilles de pin, le caf et bien dautres choses. Des armes qui sont pour le moins extrmement complexes et qui, par cette superbe reprsentation, atteignent facilement ici le degr dit de la perfection. Sur les papilles, cest la trs grande joie. Lexprience est grandiose et le choc, ravissant. Les saveurs noires sont fantastiquement fruites. a va du raisin la prune en passant par lorange et le citron. Les malts fournissent des appuis chocolats riches mais contrls. Les notes mlanges de mlasse, de vanille, de houblons et de rglisse complimentent ma langue chaque lampe. Ce tout est fantastique. En bouche, le liquide est liquoreux, faiblement collant, doucement remu par les bulles, habilement construit, trs soyeux, velout souhait, compltement satin, raffin, plantureux. En finale, tout le meilleur des deux mondes : une monte mi-amre de chocolat et de caf, modrment longue, parfume par un alcool compltement fruit et fou.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1929) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2015
375 ml bottle, 2013 version, from Mikkeller Webshop.
Pitch black body, with an almost inexistent, tan head.
Aroma of melting chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla, quite a lot of alcohol.
Wonderful, intense taste of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood, nuts, caramel, subtle zesty hops, some dark fruits, a lot of booze, but not as much as I expected.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes warming, alcoholic, astringent, bitter-sweet, quite dry, very complex, with smooth coffee, dark chocolate, wood, quite a lot zesty hops again.

Very tasty! Relatively smooth to drink for this extreme ABV. Very complex of course, more in the taste than the nose in my opinion. Loads of different, yummy malt notes, I also like the subtle hops a lot.
This is the most expensive bottle I bought so far and its really delicious, but still not my favourite Imperial Stout from Mikkeller, their (much cheaper) Brunch Weasel stands out for me. So overall a bit overpriced maybe, but still a pleasure to try once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours thick black into a snifter. The little tiny bubbles take about 3 minutes to coalescealways a tense time. Nose is sweet, not as tar and molasses heavy as expected. A light meat-like savory note and something that keeps on saying "pancake batter". Makes me miss doing beer tastings. Despite all the heavy, sweet notes, the mouth really comes through with some interesting savory qualities -- well done bacon and salted meat mostly. Lots of maple syrup, marshmallow, "fig stock". Finish becomes way too sugary. Body is very lightly carbonated, near flat. Doesnt bother me like it used to, though. As expected, it massive and too sweet, but it has some really interesting flavors going on. Not the legendary beer that I always thought the 2006 would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (7124) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan bubbles. Huge roasted and sweet aromas. Chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak and other sweet flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
(Bottle) Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma holds vanilla, sticky brown sugar, milk chocolate, asphalt, warming alcohol, dried fruits, some coffee, blueberries and earthy, woodsy hops. The flavour is heavily sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with tones of milk chocolate, vanilla, asphalt, blueberries, dried fruits and earthy, woodsy hops. The mouthfeel is sticky, oily and soft with a low carbonation. Complex finish. Near full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (434) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2013 vintage, 375ml bottle, huge thanks to _angst_...thanks Alex! Pours a motor oil black, a few brown bubbles gather briefly, but this beauty lay still. Nice oily legs taboot. Aromas of chocolate syrup, fudge, vanilla, marshmallow, tobacco, cognac, oak and just a hint of alcohol. Wow. Taste is even smoother than the booze on the nose suggests! Loaded with a thick chocolate backbone....syrupy, fudge, chocolate chips....then a nice dark fruit character that blends into a vanilla/oak harmony. Hints of tabacco, leather, cognac, earth, roast and a slight maple sweetness makes this one go down very easily for the abv. Extremely impressed with this big guy. Even if it is a bit too much for me, it comes off with an elegance that imperial stouts of lower alcohol wish to achieve. Bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (3083) - GREECE - DEC 29, 2014
375ml bottle at home. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and coffee, dark fruits, light alcoholic. Taste is sweet and light bitter, like the aroma, chocolate and coffee, light spicy (like cinnamon?). Medium to full body, soft carbonation. I had a sample (or two) of this beer in CBC 2013 and I think it was the best Imperial Stout of that festival!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7465) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. Waxed bottle from Mikkeller and Friends. It pours a deep dark brown/black color with a minimal brown head. Aroma is big bold sweet and juicy, with notes of caramel, milk chocolate, lactose, vanilla, wood, cappuccino, fig jam. Taste is similarly sweet with a mild bitterness in the finish alongside notes of wood and alcohol. More chocolate, espresso, whisky and jam notes. Thick viscous body with soft carbonation. Overall, a monster of a sipper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (687) - Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2013 bottle graciously shared by Brett Dettler. Super heavy nose of roasted malt with black licorice, dark loamy soil, moderate phenols (a hint of burnt plastic), and a milk chocolate tone to finish. Pours clear dark brown with faint bubbles at the edge of the glass. Initial sharp taste of licorice, rum, and mild dark chocolate before the complex flavor quickly smooths out, bringing forth notes of velvety fudge-covered brownies, a hint of raisins and dates, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. A brief whisper of red chili flake emerges late. Incredibly smooth, slick texture, with a heavy body thats skews toward medium. The larger variety of malts helps create a delightful layered taste. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Loads of chocolate dominate. Vanilla, and Roasty malt back it up.

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