Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by shanblur:
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Local Option in Chicago. 8oz pour in a small snifter. Dense black color with speckled lacing and multiples bubbles on the edge. Smell is intense, much like a port. Dark fruit, coffee flavors and a nice boozy aroma. Flavor is complex dark fruit, nutty, coffee. Very intense. Dense and chewy mouthfeel. Glad I had the opportunity to try this. This was the original 2009 which supposedly was dated try before 2020. More like port than a beer. Would love to sample this with more age.
Serving type: on-tap
01-21-2012 19:33:38 | More by shanblur
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
12.7 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
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.
M - This beer is a straight 30w. I love thick beers.
O - This beer is exactly how I like my women: dark, thick, and full of alcohol, nom, nom, nom! But really this beer is not that great. It would be great on a cold day to warm you up. The mouthfeel and warming sensation are it's best attributes. I guess I was expecting a sweeter, maltier beer given the abv. The bitterness was not an attribute to my palate.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 00:36:22 | More by buschbeer
2.25/5 rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I was really looking forward to this beer, and was very disappointed. Appearance was fine, aroma was interesting, taste...not good. Molasses and cheap whiskey are the comparisons that spring to mind. Honestly, if I had brewed this beer, I'm not sure if I would consider it drinkable. ..and I've made some very high gravity, very dark imperial stouts.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 17:53:26 | More by goethean
Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.