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Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS

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Black (黑)Black (黑)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 18.73%
Wants: 42
Gots: 94 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade, ale yeast and champagne yeast.

(Beer added by: kkipple on 02-19-2008)
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Jet black in color with a strong tan head, excellent retention. As the mushroom cloud forms it leaves a great deal of lacing.

S: Cognac and Port notes jump out. After the booze swoon passes a bit I can pick out some smoked and darkly roasted malts with a hint of fig jam. Oddly enough a touch of soy sauce rears its' head, strange.

T: It tastes like a dank ass port, flat out. Sweet up front, but wait...there is an acrid bitterness that just comes out of the woodwork in the finish. I don't know how to classify this beer at this point, a serious style bender. Some coffee and caramel flavors creep out as it warms, but they are well masked by the high gravity in this brew. That said, there is almost no hint of alcohol anywhere to be found. Mystifying to say the least.

M: Thick and a bit syrupy. It coats the palate and leaves behind a haze of black malty bitterness.

D: Would I buy this beer again? Probably not. Was it an interesting brew? Yes. In the end I enjoyed giving this one a go and tip my hat as always to the brewers at Mikkeller. They continue to push the boundries of beer in very interesting ways. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 04:09:04 | More by Neffbeer
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A - Well, I'd be a fool to call this beer anything except black. It is topped with several inches of mud colored, sticky head.

S - The smell has elements of dark chocolate, anise, alcohol, and floral hops.

T - I taste roasted malt at first. I get kind of a burnt flavor. The alcohol is present and makes itself known. It has a bitter finish that lingers.

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Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.