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Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

409 Ratings
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Ratings: 409
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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foogerd

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a snifter
Even with an aggressive pour this monster produced 0 head color is pitch black.
Smell i got was surprisingly sweet as in pure dark chocolate almost a pancake syrup like smell it was that sweet, for 17.5% i was shocked to smell not a trace of alcohol
Feels like im drinking chocolate covered coffee beans its deliciously sweet with alcoholic bitterness surrounding the sweetness , theres a rough bitter finish at the end which is actually a welcoming edge.
Feels very smooth n syrupy on the mouth not as thick as other "big" stouts carbonation is perfect for what they were going for here
All in all a great brew really happy i got this before i wouldnt be able to find it anymore as i see its retired, if u can get your hands on this go for it its a stout done to perfection with its alcohol content deviously hidden.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:42:32 | More by foogerd
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Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.