Whisky Barrel Black As The Night - Mikkeller ApS
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev -8%
250 ML bottle poured into a tulip
Thanks to Bluebetty for this puppy
A-- Poured black with just touches of ruby in the pour. Half finger of quick fading dark brown head, that settles into a dark brown hazy film. Same results on swirling. Some visible alcohol legs and no traces of lacing.
S-- Whisky, oak, smoke, charcoal, old band aids, chocolate and burnt malts. Small traces of alcohol in the nose.
T-- Whisky, smoke, vanilla, burnt carmel, and a bit of dark fruit. Bit of a thin I think.
M--- Thin in spots. Still get the typical Mikkeller char, ash, and burnt rubber but that is in the finish of this, but softening.Much more restrained than other Mikkeller beers.Touches of port and dark fruit here and there. Showing some signs of oxidation. Still quite smooth and silky in the front and mid palate. Alcohol well hidden. Not as much coffee feel as others, as I am getting a lot more port flavors and smooth choolate
O-- I bet this was excellent a year ago. Still very good with some signs of oxidation. 13% very well hidden and pretty well balanced I think.
08-27-2011 15:44:12 | More by mulder1010
3.33/5 rDev -13.7%
Ditmier's Secret Santa box was awesome.... Thanks buddy for sharing this rarity.
The expected thick black brew... thin short lasting dark brown head... spotty lacing.
Nose is char with bits of smoke soaked in whiskey essence... never to terribly boozy though.. I just don't appreciate the blackened tires.... cough cough.. blackened malt on this scale.
Flavor is a bit better with some definite cherry estery element... but the burning asphalt contributed by the black malt is too much for me.. interesting coffee notes (coffee used in this brew?) .. the whiskey is from front to back... and it doesn't remind me of good bourbon... Way too much stuff going on in the brew that never even comes close to gelling for me.
Medium body with a smooth lite carbonation... I really wanted to like this one, but I've had enough Mikkeller stouts to know what I was getting in to. Thanks again Eric.. I appreciate it.
02-25-2011 07:34:06 | More by JohnGalt1
3.43/5 rDev -11.1%
8 oz bottle shared by Nick3. Unsurprisingly black and opaque, low carbonation creates a small brown head that recedes to a collar. The aroma has signature Mikkeller tar and ash, along with some dark chocolate and burnt malt. There isn't much whiskey character, but oxidation is apparent. Burnt and smokey on the palate, but in a mellow, tamed way. Roast and coffee flavors are prevalent along with port-like oxidation. It's rather dry on the whole, a bit thin perhaps, with a charred and vinous finish. Solid stuff, one of Mikkeller's better beers, but it's still not outstanding.
08-31-2010 19:30:21 | More by largadeer
4.26/5 rDev +10.4%
Huge thanks to Kristina for sharing this. Served in a taster glass.
A - Pours with a dime of tan foam that settles to a thin ring and patchy haze, leaving some thing fingers of lace. Body is black as night- go figure.
S - Bourbon, chocolate, sweet caramel, tobacco, a bit of smoke and oak, dark fruits, and as it warms even some cherry notes. Somehow this is extremely mellow, and has no obvious alcohol.
T - Taste isn't quite on par with the nose, but it is still quite excellent. Lots of bourbon, dark roast, char, coffee, and a bitter espresso/dark chocolate finish. Less sweetness here, but still rich and complex.
M - Might be a touch thin for 13%, but since you'd never know this beer was that strong from the taste that's not much of a criticism. Nice carbonation that is soft, but keeps things from getting heavy. Clean, lightly tannic finish.
D - A sipper worthy of contemplation. This held up well next to a Kaggen '07, which is no small achievement. Delicious and worth acquiring. One of the best Mikkeller beers I've ever had.
08-29-2010 17:41:39 | More by MasterSki
4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
Little bottle shared by Nick3. What's blacker, the night or hell? I thought this one was blacker than Black as Hell, so maybe that answers this eternal question.
Pours pretty damn black with a small brown head and good lacing. The head on this one really is dark.
Aroma is awesome - smells like burning! Roast, chocolate, and coffee. Not much whisky here.
A little more whisky on the flavor. Roasted malt, ash/charcoal, dark chocolate, and serious coffee. Amazing flavor, so intense.
Full-bodied and rough on the palate with drying roasty ashiness. Major alcohol warmth.
Like the Sherry Black as Hell, this was awesome overall. Huge thanks to Nick for sharing this rarity.
04-13-2010 01:34:09 | More by nickd717
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
Huge thanks to ibrew2or3 for this rare gem.
A: Pours a very dark black with a huge creamy mocha colored head. Insane retenion and lace all the way down the glass.
S: Dark roasted malt, brown sugar up front. Tons of oak, bourbon, chocolate and hints of char on the backend.
T: Very much like the aroma. Malty sweetness up front, more molasses than brown sugar. The middle is where subtle barrel notes come in. Charred wood, light vanilla, lots of gooey chocolate, and a hint of booze.
M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, and smooth.
D: Pretty darn good for a beer that packs this kind of punch.
09-24-2009 16:56:53 | More by tpd975
Whisky Barrel Black As The Night from Mikkeller ApS
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