Mikkeller X Imperial Stout Calvados Barrel Aged

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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 447   ABV: 14.9%
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Mikkeller X-series. This years version of X imperial Stout. Aged seven months in a used Calvados oak barrel.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle that i got from henrikb - thanks a lot!!! Pours jet fucken black with no head. Aroma is so so fruity! Raspberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet liquorice, cherry chocolates (Mont Cheri), port notes and ripe dried fruits, very sweet red apples from the Calvados. Aroma is nothing like what I had imagined, but I love the fruitiness. Taste is heavily sweet and deifinitely more malty and roasted chocolate feeling. Lots of fruitiness still, black currant jam, raspberries, a bit of apple notes and some Calvados-like astringent which makes a bit of balance, but all over thos berr is very very sweet but also very very complex! Luckily I like sweet beers, but some people would call this diabeetus hell. Fucken hell, I mind this.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle, thanks phredrik! pours pitch black with no head. beautiful lacings, Aroma: very dense and intense. the calvados is present, apples, black berries, raspberries, blue berries, cherries, black currants, deep fruity, some sharpie, dusty, concentrated fuit aroma, liquorice, ripe dark berries, roasted, some coffee, woody, tart, musty, earthy, faint cardboard, basement, cough syrup, slight minerally, salty, the stout aspect is very diminished. not very alcohol in the nose considering the ABV. Taste: very smooth, oily, thick, quite heavy, quite sweet, liquorice, sweet malty, roasted notes, dried fruits, plums, figs, calvados, vanilla, cough drops, light grassy, ashy, sugary, minerally, this reminds me a lot of black hole and black, the sweetness and maltyness anyway,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
375mL super whale dong tick thanks to phredrik. Thanks mate even if you're on Team Unge. Deep ink pour. Small Martian red bubbles. No head formation really. Richer sweet nose with some calvados fruitiness and spicy heat. Moves to thick spicy sausage and meat. Nice aroma. Taste is sticky and thick with a long, encompassing palate. Very thick and oily with some powerful booze piling on and mild ashy char. Mild cigarette. Very long, bitter, charred finish. A lot of ash and mild paper are off putting. Super thick palate is interspersed with typical off characters seen in Mikkeller Black Hole and black (Hei) which the malt combo is too ashy, dirty, and lingering. Booze is very presence. Instant buzz after a few meager sips. Nose is quite nice. Body really isn't a big departure from Mikkel's other mega abv stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of phredrik,thank you sir! Very dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate truffles, prunes, dates. Taste is brandy, port wine, rich dark chocolatebon bons filledwith booze. Very nice.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
Wow nail polish, seems like a faulty beer... Trying to like mikkeller sours but they are making shit sours.. Nice try but stick to your knitting.. This is a pour beer. Acid poor lingering finish oooo... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 (Draught) Pours very black. The aroma is dusty and sweetish (almost nectar sweet) with notes of wood, woodshop, sawdust, apples, vanilla, coffee roast, dark sugar, leather, suede, subtle dark dried fruits and berries. Lots of liquorice. The flavour is heavily sweet and medium to heavily roasted with notes of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, berries and dark sugar/molasses. Clear alcohol tones. The mouthfeel is sticky and full. Lingering sugary sweet aftertaste. Full bodied. Too sweet.Rerate: (Bottle) Pours black with small brown head. The aroma juicy dark bread, dark syrup, over ripe dark fruits, dark berries, sweaty liquorice, wood, booze, Madeira, port, calvados, blackberry jam, back currant lemonade, earth, vanilla, soy and dark fruity chocolate. The flavor is heavily sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic with notes of ash, tobacco, light oxidation (soy, leather and dark fruits), port, Madeira, earth, old hops, dark chocolate, liquorice, dark bread, dark syrup, molasses and brown sugar, The mouthfeel is sticky, fat and light oily with light to no carbonation. Port/Madeira finish. Medium to full bodied. Bad beer, good port.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
37.5 cl bottle. Dark brown with faint tan wisps. Nose is caramel, dark chocolate, rubber and applejack. Not quite thick but still syrupy; lightened by a vibrant tang. Taste is chocolate, carob, rum raisin, graham crackers and apple brandy. Overall very sweet; random citrus zest and dark roast. Strong barrel influence really works here. Delicious and unique.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Thanks to Alex for this bottle... dark black, no carbonation... smells great, chocolate covered orange liquor... the taste is super roasty, awesome at first, but then it gets a touch to tough to drink, lots of roast, liquid orange, a bit generic, super tough to drink, but good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
bottle thanks to the friendliest officer I know. poured black with not much of a beige head. aroma was awesome with lots of fudge, oak, red wine??, and molasses. flavor not my cup of tea at all. Had many elements of the nose, but had a strange flavor that turned my stomach.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19730) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
Vollmundiger Malzantrunk mit deutlicher und nicht zu unterschtzender Gewrznote. Diese breitet sich weiter aus, es taucht eine starke Se auf, die sich aber noch in akzeptablem Rahmen befinet. Der Alkohl ist dagegen krasser, in der Nase brennt er etwas. Im weiter vom stark gewrzigen Malz regierten Mittelteil sind hintergrndige Fruchtnoten mit der Grund, warum das Bier sehr vielseitig ist. Stark wrzig, durch ausgleichende Aromen sehr harmonisch. So kommt eine leichte Getreidigkeit kaum ber den Status mild heraus, wirkt aber sprbar ausgleichend.Im Abgang sind es erneut die Fruchtnoten, die dem Bier eine besondere Note verliehen. Ein weiteres Spitzenbier aus den Hause Mikkeller! /13/11/13//12


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