Mikkeller X Imperial Stout Calvados Barrel Aged

 
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100
97
style
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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mikkeller X-series. This year’s version of X imperial Stout. Aged seven months in a used Calvados oak barrel.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, - MAY 15, 2009
This works really well. The aroma is boozy and slightly roasted with the oak and calvados shining through. The flaovur is thick and malty with loads of wood, roasted notes and calvados. It’s quite fruity and heavy and just really good!


3.8
madmitch76 (24789) - , 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.

4.2
Yorker (2003) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2015
37.5 cl bottle @ home (since I didn’t go to the opening in Århus today, I’m celebrating with this one instead). Pours black with a tiny tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, dark sugar, dark fruits, liquorice, and calvados - with a roasted finish. ABV is pretty well hidden.

4.2
rouhlas (3615) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From old note. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Black color with small beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, dark fruits, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full silky body with soft carbonation.

3.9
Habanero (4670) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, calvados and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up with some bitterness and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent Impy

4
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
38cl, as Mikkeler Special Series ’Calvados Barrel Aged X Imperial Stout’, retired exclusive Danish brew, thx alot to Philip for bringing over this old rarity!, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly fruity/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!, ’Happy to see that this masterpiece from Mikkeller aged very well.’

4.2
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is malts, roast, coffee, chocolate, wood, alcohol, and fruits. The look is dark black with really no head. The taste is sweet, charcoal, smoke, alcohol, and wood. Smooth and easy. Great!

3.9
Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session II. Pours dark brown with a frothy brown head. Sugary chocolate aroma, some dark fruits, hints of torched wood. Hugely sweet flavor with more burnt wood, dark sugars, molasses, raisins. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with dark fruit sugars, charred wood, brown sugar, some sweet chocolates. Another super sweet offering from the Mikkeller X range.

4.2
jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black with a decent sized brown head. Aroma is of apple, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and oak. Taste is of apple butter, vanilla, booze, oak and rich dark sipping chocolate.

4.1
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013. Pours black with a lasting brown small head. Aroma is is sweet with vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, vinous, fudge, apple, wood, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Body is full, texture is thick, syrupy/smooth, carbonation is soft. Finish is long, complex and quite warming.

3.8
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s black with no head. The nose is charred wood. Hints of mint, menthol. Bitter chocolate. Roasted berries. The taste is sweet roasted apple, liqueur-soaked wood. Sweet, thick and hot. Ashy finish. Thick, decadent stuff. A bit sweet, though not nearly as bad as the 2006 in that regard.


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