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Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 18.42%
Wants: 43
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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biga7346

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a brandy snifter:

A: Jet, deep black, motor oil, absolutely no head at all, very still. Looks thick, viscous.

N: Massive bourbon notes, cotton candy, very burnt sugar, candi sugar, wet grains, sour milk; it's an odd smell, not very inviting and extremely boozy. Some toffee and smoke.

T: Brandy, cooking sherry, cotton candy, an alcohol burn that just sticks around in the throat all night long. Some cocoa nibs in there, grassy spicy hops almost balance this thing out but man this is boozy. It is very much like drinking a fine sherry or brandy.

D: This is a absolute sipper, as the beer warms it gets less intimidating. A great fireplace beer. I would try pairing it with some starchy carbs like waffle fries and a Rueben sandwich

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:14:47 | More by biga7346
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12.7 FL. OZ. bottle
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M - This beer is a straight 30w. I love thick beers.

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Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.