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Black (黑) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

406 Ratings
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 18.42%
Wants: 42
Gots: 94 | 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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Um...everyone who's dogging on this should just go back to drinking their Bud Lights and so on. C'mon people, bring your man cards to the table...This beer is amazingly complex, and perfectly executed. The roasty and smokey qualities come together in perfect harmony. Get it, if you can find it.

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
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A: Pours a abysmally dark, pitch black colour along a tan crown of the thinner variety which slowly dissolves into small remnants, like islands floating amidst this nightly brew.

S: Tons upon tons of roasted,smoked and burnt malt notes, which comes forth in a variety of scents ranging from black espresso, dark cocoa and molasses to peat, (burnt) wood and Macanudo cigars. Alongside those malt scents there is a healthy amount of yeasty tartness in the backdrop.

T: It carries a more upfront sweetness than one would expect to detect. Vanilla, toffee, caramel and alcohol makes one reminisce of good bourbons, such as a 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle's. However allusive as it may seem, since we then get the roasted notes interacting with the aforementioned sweetness. We're talking coffee, and (liquorice) tar acridity by the pound and by the minute. It makes for an interesting contrast, which at some times do collaborate with one another and at times do clash.

M: Thick as a brick, not only does it possess the (lack of) colour of a black hole but also the density. A viscous viscosity that virulently violates weak and weary peoples palates. So creamy and dense at first, then a more coarse and truly dry side appears, and finally the alcohol wraps it up in a noticeably warming finish.

O: Clearly a well-defined yet complex yet complex brew which offers a variety of sensations. It really delivers what it promises, i.e. intense darkness. Or as Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone once put it: "Blackened you say - then black is my way!"

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2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a huge mocha head. Surprising for a beer this size. Retains a wispy surface throughout with a medium collar.

Smell - Booze. Huge amounts of alcohol. Roasted malt and sweetness.

Taste - Starts off pretty good. Roasted malts, lots of caramel sweetness. Strong roasted malt bitterness in the finish. As it warms, it gets more sweet and more bitter, becoming very sluggish and almost impossible to drink.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly heavy after a while. Booze never feels THAT high, but it's up there.

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Serving type: bottle

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Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.