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X Imperial Stout - Mikkeller ApS

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X Imperial StoutX Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 50
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jredner on 03-29-2007)
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -8.5%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black body. No head. A few bubbles. Very leggy.

Smell - Fudge. Raisins. Deep roast. Booze.

Taste - Very dynamic stout flavors. Chocolate. Molasses. Fudge. Moves into deep roast. Bitter coffee and some burnt malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Very heavy and sweet.

Overall - I was surprised by how good this is. More than just an over-sweet monster of a stout.

Alieniloquium, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Mbrown44
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Mbrown44, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +3%

baybum, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

mendvicdog, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

yourefragile, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of VAbdoyan
4/5  rDev -8.5%

VAbdoyan, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Long time want. Thank you to ygtbsm94 for sharing. Brad, you are still the man.

The beer is dark brown with a broken, bubbly, beige head. Aromas of dark roast, distinctly European. Chocolates and roast. Booze, oak, Euro malt profile. Absolutely fantastic flavor. Instant 5. The best flavor of any Mikkeller beer I have yet had. Oh my. I'll never forget this beer - it's that good.

Huhzubendah, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of vissai
4.5/5  rDev +3%

vissai, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of DrunkAl
5/5  rDev +14.4%

DrunkAl, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

valianes, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

22Blue, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bsuedekum, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of tom10101
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

tom10101, May 26, 2014
Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Poupae, May 18, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -8.5%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
Photo of brother_kenneth
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

brother_kenneth, May 03, 2014
Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +3%

chippo33, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Holland, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Gonzoillini, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of kermis
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

kermis, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Fux
4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at CBC 2013. For me, the winning beer of the festival!
A: Pours black, opaque, with a thin mocha, leaves some lacings, then a thin collar. Looks like a strong espresso.
S: Smell is on chocolate and vanilla, rich, powerful and decadent. Complex also with aromas reminding of dark cherries cake or a Black Forest gateau, eaten with a pecan pie, with also nuts and hazelnuts aromas. Sweet, with also vanilla sugar. Mind blowing.
T: Taste is on coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Also woody, with cherries and brown sugar, not oxydated but rich and complex. Finishes smooth like a cream cake.
M: Velvety, smooth and bright, a bit oliy, slightly sticky after a few sips. The alcohol content is very very well integrated (this beer tastes like a 10% ABV at most).
O: I'm very very glad to have been able to try this. This is far better than the 2007 Bourbon Barrel Aged version I've had from the bottle the previous year. I would have been reluctant to look after such a rare treat then, but this is actually worth the try. Actually, one of the best imperial Stout I've been given the chance to sip.

Fux, May 11, 2013
Photo of tpd975
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to have come across this one even more glad that there was such a cool group of guys that helped me land it.

A: Pours a nice rich deep dark black hue with a nice mocha colored head. Some retention and a bit of lace.

S: Rich and sweet. Notes of chocolate and dark fruits. Hints of roast with rich candy like tones.

T: Rich and earthy. Roast and deep dark fruits. A mild tone of sourness hides beneath chocolate. Hints of mild smoke and a touch of booze.

M: Full bodied, rich and roasty.

D: Great too ad it was most likely the last bottle on earth.

tpd975, Mar 17, 2011
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X Imperial Stout from Mikkeller ApS
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.