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Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 51
Gots: 109 | FT: 7
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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Poured from a corked and caged green bottle (not sure why Mikkeller keeps doing this with their high alcohol beers, seems counterproductive), into my new Lenox brandy snifters (thanks to my wife for the early birthday gift).

Immediately smell the coffee and alcohol. Picking up burnt grains and peat immediately. Pours like black liquid glass, with no real head development, just a small collection of 15-20 small bubbles that collect in the center of the glass, that don't dissipate through the entire drinking of the bottle. Like a tiny raft of bubble refugees, hoping for freedom, only to be swallowed whole.

This is some serious stuff. Taste of soy sauce, alcohol, coffee, alcohol, cocoa, and alcohol. Like Dylan, it spits hot fire. As the fluid warms, it sips more like a dark brandy, with a splash of imperial stout.

Overall, I really enjoy it, but one to keep on the shelf for a while, and break out on REALLY special occasions.

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Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.