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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Vintage 2014, 14.9%. Aroma has truffles, dark chocolate, some deep roastiness and coffee. Flavour has lots of salty licorice, some herbal tones and coffee. So salty and herbal that I almost can taste nothing else. Hides the ABV very well, unbelievable that this has almost 15%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (3365) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller&Friends. Black pour, small tan film. Aroma is dark, coffee and black currant. Sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. Very sugary, more black currant with sharp, bitter zing. Heavy, tough, but fascinating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3021) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottled acquired from the Mikkeller Bottle Shop. Thick, syrupy squid ink pour with a small mocha head that diminished to a ring quickly. Massive molasses, maple, vanilla bean, brown sugar, rum-soaked raisins, plums, candied yams, marshmallow, and licorice. Cloyingly sweet. Sticks to the roof of your mouth like peanut butter. Stays with you well after you clear the debris. Not sure why this one is highly prized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunts Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep blackish hue, dark and ominous with nice gentle brownish glow on the edges. Frothy brown head dies down quickly, laces small. Aromas are cocoa, fudge, firm dry and toast elements, some firm hops, dry and bitter with gentle nibs, roasty malts and caramel. Initial is firm and thicker bodied, rich cocoia and caramel, touches of nib, firm roast and dryness. Middle is fudgey, some firm dryness and roast, big nib character. A rich dryness and roast. Some nice flavors show some rich nib and dryness, roast and cocoa. Finish is really damn good, roasty and nib driven, coffee. Elements are rich and potent, but still work well together. Fantastic stuff. Rich, big, flavorful and still quite approachable. Not just a sweet sticky messy, integrating a range of flavors, assertive power and good play between that rich cocoa nib, espresso and roasty elements. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (12003) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
bottle, 2013 version. very, very dark, very smooth brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, sugar, dried dark fruits,licorice. quite complex aroma. Flavor is very sweet, roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, warming feeling due to the high alc. , quite smooth, slighlty weird bitterness, the high alc. seems to play in here in a not-so-elegant way. aftertaste s alc and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3511) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopeys 5000th rate. Thanks to basically all of us for chipping in but mainly cheers to Paul for being on the look out and ordering this monster. A very murky, dark brown pour with no head. Nose is huge and sweet raisins, heavy sultana/prune, a big oaky vanilla presence, liquorice, spice and milk chocolate. Quite sweet and juicy (dark fruits). Big spice reminding me of bourbon barreled RISs, stewed prunes and raisins - very juicy, brown sugar, vanilla, quite woody and ashy and a nice dose of currants. Drinks very well for the ABV but is a touch thin and sweet. Has a pleasing kick of booze on the finish. Probably too sweet but drinks decently. Kind of reminds me halfway between a big ass stout and a barley wine. A lot of dark fruit focus. I wouldnt be putting this in the top 50 beers on ratebeer but it should age quite gracefully. Solid stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18465) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle split at Scopeys 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, thanks to Ken, Josh, Paul and myself but most of all Paul cos it was his day and he ordered it - 15/02/14. Light black with moderate tan edgeing. Nose is dark dark chocolate, light booze, chocolate biscuits, molasses, chocolate maltesers, earthy hop backnotes, burnt sugars. Taste comprises dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, burnt toffee, light smoke, brown sugars, dark toffee fudge, lickobooze. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure but not OTT, lightly warming close. Solid big ABV impy, alcohol pretty well integrated for the ABV, but not top 50 for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller beer shop. It pours opaque black with a small bubbly tan head. The nose is rich roast, tangy dark fruits, milk chocolate, black currant jam, umami and salted caramel. The taste is sweet, oily, chocolate, treacle, toast, fudge, toffee, brown sugar, candy, cherry brandy, alcohol, chocolate gateaux with a sweet, oily finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big, rich and oily. A bit sweet and cloying for my liking, but a flavoursome beer anyhow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma: intense hops, some chocolate and citrus fruits. Appearance: black, small brown creamy head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: roasted flavours, sweet, ripe dark fruits. Overall: massive Imperial Stout, very complex aromas and flavours. Bottle at the Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2627) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Pours a semi pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is big fat and sticky and has a characteristic smell of raw sugar canes, medicine, raw cocoa powder, soy, raisins, dates, chocolate, sweet liquorice, earthy coffee, motor oil and actually a nice balance overall. Taste of sweet liquorice, dark chocolate, brown sugar, dark sweet fruits, candied apple, medicine, soy and molasses. Very sweet beer - big fat sticky monster!

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