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X Imperial Stout - Mikkeller ApS

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X Imperial StoutX Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

17 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 48
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jredner on 03-29-2007)
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-07-2014 21:07:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-03-2014 20:09:15 | More by Thorpe429
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-31-2014 03:13:36 | More by Holland
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-08-2014 02:21:56 | More by bsuedekum
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-23-2014 16:04:36 | More by 22Blue
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Thailand

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-18-2014 04:57:43 | More by Poupae
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-03-2014 13:28:03 | More by brother_kenneth
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-26-2014 14:02:27 | More by tom10101
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 Oz Bottle shared by Chris. A funk of blue goat cheese, blueberries right from the Canadian shield, and a musk of black malt. I’m loving the lacto cheese character, while it could be construed as stinky. Pours deep black with a tan rim. More roquefort in the flavor, with tannic malt, cream, blackberry reduction and some roasted astringency. Ripe, is one word to use. An astounding 16% is lost amongst the sedimentary layers of inducing one too many angles of an Imperial Stout. Hops seems lost, despite profession from the bottle that the Pacific Northwest had a big influence. It’s hard to climb over the mountain of funk that stamps this beer with it’s hard to achieve uniqueness. Dark rum clamors with balsamic for a final grapple to dominate a complex flavor profile. A long awaited and pleasantly surprising opportunity to taste the enigmatic beast. Keep bringing it Danes!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 12:55:29 | More by CharlesDarwin
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-10-2014 15:01:59 | More by stereosforgeeks
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-15-2014 01:43:52 | More by chippo33
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yngvar

Norway

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival. It looks as the original sin, topped off by a small brown head. The aroma is just wonderful, with chocolate, black tea, tobacco, alcohol, beef-stock notes and lots of hops. Not unbalanced though. It has a hint of sourness in the flavor, along with alcohol, chocolate, tea, mocha, hops and all things good. Full body with a drying sensation. It finishes off with alcohol, hops and coffee-bitterness. There’s also some lactic notes all the way, not to talk of the nice aromas and flavors from the hops. A wonderful beer that deserves a better faith than just beeing an experiment. Thx for the tasting Mikkel & Kristian. (061028)

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 09:36:43 | More by yngvar
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Jredner

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is deep black and holds a huge; two fingers thick, mocha head that is so thick and lasting it almost looks like it is brooding. The aroma is a alcohol, chocolate and cane sugar. It’s kind of muddy and a bit of a let down, but good enough to want to get to drinking it sooner rather than later. The fore is rich chocolate, massive burnt and roast bitterness, stewed dark fruits and a mélange of espresso blueberry liqueur and an oily coffee like acidity. This is a great Imperial Stout from the first sip, but that sip then attacks with a burst of very unusual flavors I have never in this combination…molasses, cane sugar, raisin liqueur, burnt rum and apples and raisins friend in rum. This beer tastes like what Avery Mephistopheles SHOULD have tasted like and the Mephistopheles was very good. The mouthfeel is thick and round. The last sip seemed to have grains of raw cane sugar in it. It was that thick and coarse. I can truly say no beer I have ever had tastes like this. It tastes like a great Imperial Stout with a great experimental Imperial Stout tacked on to it. This beer must be made again for the sake of beer geekdom.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 17:57:19 | More by Jredner
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kermis

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-11-2014 15:27:25 | More by kermis
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tpd975

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 00:27:41 | More by tpd975
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Fux

France

4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2013 00:23:55 | More by Fux
X Imperial Stout from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.