Mikkeller X Imperial Stout Calvados Barrel Aged

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


on tap


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

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fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear dark black color with a small virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, woody - oak notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [130908]

yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From tap. Pours pitch with no lasting head was chocolate brown for a while. Dense roasted malty with a solid chocolate malty note. Smooth chocolate and roasted malty flavour with a nice fruity flavour with a solid sweetness. Almost cloying sweet. Nice for sipping though. Lingering roasted malty finish. Way too sweet.

Ungstrup (37625) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, Calvados, caramel, alcohol, and wood.

joergen (28148) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted flavour of dried fruits, chocolate, alcohol and port wine. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits and chocolate with notes of liquorice, port wine and oak. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. Perhaps it tastes more like port wine than beer, but for me it doesn’t matter - I like both port wine and beer.

anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty slightly vinous calvados aroma with hints of chocoalte. Roasted malty chocolate and calvados flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and calvados finish with some hints of wood in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, not much head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol, vanilla, some wood and mild fruity and honeyish notes. Flavour is sweet oak, some burnt sugar, syrup, wood and nice licirice along with mild alcoholic notes. Yet very wellbalanced and drinkable. Rather fruity as it warms up. Pleasant and complex, yet easy to drink. Alcohol gives a nice burning touch in the aftertaste.

omhper (25136) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black, no head. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Sweet and sugary with dense mouthfeel. Rich in character. Arousing flavours of pears in higher alcohols. The chocolate and tar goes well with the calvados oak. Unfortunately the syrupy sweetness gets a bit in the way and gives slight notes of ink.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2008
(On tap) Completely opaque black with absolutely no head. Sweetish burned malt in the aroma and some woody accents. Extremely full body, thick and syrupy - very, very sweet with an extremely alcoholic finish. More of a meal than a beer really! 130908

Travlr (24841) - 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.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
17th May 2009
Copenhagen. Opaque black - brown beer, Softish palate, modest carbonation. Rich and very warming stout. Sweet dark malts wrapped in spicy apple. Dry and frothy finish. Little savoury. Strong and strong tasting.

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