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Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
85
very good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 47
Gots: 95 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-10-2014 14:18:15 | More by ToddBeans
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California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-08-2014 20:58:56 | More by ImperialStout
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-02-2014 18:18:11 | More by GClarkage
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-02-2014 04:39:40 | More by tykechandler
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KevinRailton

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-01-2014 18:04:14 | More by KevinRailton
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Brutus627

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-24-2014 01:42:18 | More by Brutus627
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harripat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.9%

06-21-2014 17:47:51 | More by harripat
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-14-2014 01:15:04 | More by ToddHolder
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -2.6%

12.7 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
16.8% abv

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.

06-14-2014 00:36:22 | More by buschbeer
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mikeyiris24


4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-12-2014 04:38:14 | More by mikeyiris24
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-09-2014 21:12:26 | More by IAmHollywood13
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-06-2014 15:45:32 | More by DRTBrewster
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-05-2014 15:42:42 | More by YobroitsJoe
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goethean

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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.

06-02-2014 17:53:26 | More by goethean
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Anatole

Belgium

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-02-2014 09:10:37 | More by Anatole
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Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-24-2014 14:18:43 | More by neckbracesub
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-14-2014 19:24:50 | More by georgiaboy8686
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rmcodrum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-30-2014 23:24:14 | More by jzlyo
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-20-2014 13:56:56 | More by heysuz
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-10-2014 22:03:59 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-03-2014 23:50:30 | More by crosenkrantz
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.11/5  rDev +8.4%

Bottle picked up at Jubilation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February of 2014. New Mexico no longer gets Mikkeller distribution, so this beer is a number of years old, but I couldn't find the date.

I was pretty happy with the appearance until some slimy residue sneaked out at the end. It's got a pitch-black appearance with an oil-like quality and a two finger thick, tan khaki-colored head. It's a good looking beer, but I'm a bit hung up on the residue.

I'm not too sure on the details of what went into this beer, but I get a boozy, bourbon-like aroma. There's oak and some rye spice present, plus a potent vanilla aroma. Some dark chocolate is buried beneath the bourbon, only making its way to my nose after a few whiffs. It smells intriguing, although I'm a tad nervous the bourbon is going to steal the show.

Yikes! This thing is boozy and hot as hell! Almost like sipping a rye on the rocks. There are plenty of pleasant flavors in there: rye, vanilla, bourbon, sweet malt, baker's chocolate; but the alcohol is fiery. This beer is quite astringent. Surprisingly, the beer is still creamy and thick-bodied, so it feels incredibly big in every way. An aftertaste of peaty scotch lingers on my tongue and it has a smoky feel to it.

I must say, this beer is a wealth of flavors and sensations, but got damn if it isn't boozy. After a few sips, my palate seems to slightly adjust and accept the booze, but its still a challenge to drink.

I'd say this beer has potential, but I'd recommend five years of aging minimum.

03-29-2014 02:26:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.