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1000 IBU - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 62
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Nickls on 03-16-2010

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Photo of benclimbs
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours very nice with a massive sticky head and some nice lacing, visible carbonation as well

smell is some nice clean citrusy hops along with a subtle caramel dark fruitiness, you can definitely pick up the belgian yeasts in the nose

taste is pretty balanced, not very bitter at all - a lot more like east coast ipas than west, it finishes with a profound hop flavour though.

overall this is a very good double IPA, balanced, with lingering hop goodness...not what i expected, but very pleasant indeed

Photo of drpimento
2.65/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

aaaahhh, shoot; I think I mighta got a bottle that just ain't up to snuff. Poured with a nice thick, foamy, frothy medium sized light tan head and some lace. Color is and yellowish brown with LOTS of tan chunks of sediment floating in suspension. Aroma is funky, leather, yeast, hops, butterscotch, caramel, malt, sweat. Flavor is pretty much like nose. Body is kind of heavy and well carbonated. Odd barnyard flavors in the finish that aren't that pleasing. Sure looks kinda crazy, like it's got a disease with spots. And what with the smell and taste... Ironically, maybe it's actually kind of healthy, what with all the yeastoids in it yet. I'd like to try another.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this pricey gem at Enoteca in North Idaho... Shared with the Ditmier and inflatablechair.

Pours with a thick frothy off white head... great retention... the brew is hazy lite amber.

Nose shows the expected pithy citrus and lite pine... enough sweetness to pull the hops up and out of the glass.

Big bitterness up front that doesn't let go until the finish... I honestly would have preferred more hop flavor instead of just a palate shredding hoppiness.... but hey... that what he's shooting for. more sweetness leans toward caramel malt...

Body is medium/heavy.. lighter than expected carbonation.

I really did not care for this one... Don't care about the gimmicks, but honestly I just thought it was too sweet and the bitterness never let up... I "appreciated" it, but that's as far as it goes.


Photo of Jeffo
4.67/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at The Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a 375ml bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a big 3+ finger thicker looking off-white head with great retention. Auburn brown or rosewood read in color, which is a little darker than most in the style, with a bit of carbonation and a few floaties in there. Head fades slowly to a thick foam cap leaving some immediate lacing. A good film remains and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. A good looking uniquely colored double India.

SMELL: Pale and caramel malts in there, with touches of pineapple. Lots of floral hops and heaps of grapefruit aromas. Pretty big nose on this, and it's not nearly as one dimensional as I thought it would be. It even smells like it'll be bitter.

TASTE: If you like extreme beer, this is your bag. Obviously not 1000 IBU, as that's just the name of the beer, not the actual value. On the first sip, bitterness comes at you in waves. When you think it's all there, the next wave hits. There is some caramel malt sweetness and toffee notes up front, but this is all quickly swept aside in preparation for the assault. Floral hops and lots of bitter pine and grapefruit splash down through the middle and into the finish. The aftertaste is very bitter and full of piney and citrus hop notes. It's huge and lingers for eternity. I could still taste the last sip with the hop residue hours after it was done. Holly bitter shit. A bit of booze in there works well too. Massive, and very impressive.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and oily slick with a bit of a bite at the end. Finishes nicely mouth-coating. Great feel on this one.

OVERALL: I can understand why some people don't like extreme beer. This was just a whole lot of stuff thrown into a bottle, but at the same time, it is the extreme beer fan's wet dream. If you like big, bold, massive examples of extreme beer, this one will not disappoint. This was probably the most bitter beer I've ever had; the bitterness just wouldn't quit stomping me into the ground. What was even more impressive is that there were other nuances, aromas and flavors to complement the beer as well. A masterpiece of extremity. Another gem from Mikkeller.

Photo of jaxon53
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to FishGetter for grabbing me this brew. Served this beer chilled, in an over sized snifter, from a 12.7 ounce green paper wrapped bottle. Here we go.

Appearance: 1000 IBU pours out a deep, dark amber brown color. A semi hard pour yielded about a solid finger of thick, frothy, beige head. Head faded away very quickly, leaving a thin layer of foam sticking to the glass.

Smell: Where do you begin? Nose is loaded with hops. Almost too much to comprehend. Tiny hints of malt hidden behind a wall of hops. Smells quite sweet, and almost barley wine like. Smells medicinal and boozy. Quite an earthy aroma to it.

Taste: Not exactly what I was expecting. I was expecting a complete palate smasher, but not quite. Hoppy nonetheless. Medicinal, slightly piney. Some sweet malt comes through in waves and sweetens the beer abit. Hops come around again in the dry finish. This beer is sort of all over the place. 9.6 percent ABV really shows itself.

Mouthfeel: Thick, full bodied mouthfeel for sure. Carbonation is lower. Sticks to the palate nicely. Probably the best feature of this beer in my opinion.

Drinkability: A tough drink for me. probably because of the sweetness. Not a bad beer though. A novelty brew in my opinion.

Photo of Wisconsinality
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. The synthetic cork was a pain to get out.

A- Pours a very deep red, pretty much brown. A small head, only about a half finger's worth that recedes rather quickly. A bunch of sediment sits at the bottom of the glass.

S- A big amount of hops, with a fair amount of floral aromas with it, mostly grassy. Just the slightest hint of malt and a little bit of caramel.

T- The hops seem fairly mellow but they still get their point across. A surprising malt base that really evens this beer out. Like the nose, some caramel in there and some good grassy notes.

M- Not nearly as bitter as one would have thought with a name like "1000 IBU". Though the bitterness does stick around long after the initial sip, which I rather enjoyed. A little dry on the finish. Medium to full bodied.

D- A good amount of bitterness but not palate crushing like I was hoping. I was impressed with the lasting bitterness. I know that Mikkeller makes some out there offerings but I feel this one is surprisingly balanced regardless of the name.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the Hulmeville Inn for this one.

Poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy brown with alot of sediment. Almost equivalent to muddy brown water with a great light brown heading.

Smell is more of a malty beer. All roasted and a bit of a bitter hop aroma but not what you would expect for a 1000 IBU beer.

Taste again more of the same a heavy malty taste with alot of a burnt caramel leaving's of sediment. Again decent hoppiness but 1000 IBU's I would question it just doesn't seem to be that bitter.

Mouth is medium bodied with great carbonation, does leave a heavy oil hoppiness that makes a film on the palate.

A decent IIPA but nothing spectacular. More of a malt lover IIPA with a decent hop kick.

Photo of hardy008
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dark amber with two fingers of head, which has decent retention and lacing. The aroma has pine, grapefruit, and sweet caramel malt.

The taste is very malt forward and sweet at first. More so than I expected. Becomes more bitter as you keep drinking. Pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt are as strong in the taste as they were in the aroma.

Full bodied, syrupy, and the carbonation is a bit high. Very oily, and the hops come to the front the more you drink. A decent beer overall, but not the best DIPA on the market.

Photo of TrueRates
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky apple cider color with a tint of a cherry light brown. Slight pop with the cork and no head buildup. Much more fruit pronounced than expected on the nose. Some prune, popcorn, orange blossom, pine needles, and dare I say a gallon size of hop pellets. Holy bananas! That is like a hop tea bag teamed with an imperial ipa all coached by one bitter Bill Bellicheck. Yes'sir! There's even a sour component that is so interesting with the bone dry finish on the palate. Will that finish ever end? There's so much depth and attention to detail with all ingredients. By no means is this straight hop juice. There's the malt shining through, the aromas prancing on fruit tones, and an everlasting finish that just seems to never stop. This is truly incredible!

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep hazy red brown pour with a creamy light tan head that leaves sticky lacing in its wake. Big dense bready / caramel malt backbone alongside a blast of piney resinous hops. Earthy and herbal it's a bit of an odd hop profile. Somewhat fruity as well in there.

First sip brings a sweet candy inflected malt upfront with a bready caramel backbone and decent sweetness. Big piney, resinous hops kick in a bring a blast of bitterness. Flows down with lingering earthy, herbal hop tones and a long puckering bitter kick. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Good mellow carbonation throughout. Goes down pretty smooth and really this is not as bitter as I was hoping. Nowhere near 1000 IBU, not that it is even possible. Fairly drinkable, sorta like an imperial barleywine. Glad to have checked it out.

Photo of sweemzander
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12.7oz. corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. 14/1/12 printed on the cork.

(A)- Pours a dark dark mahogany color that produced a good tan foamy head that coated the sides of the glass with lacing as it dissipated. One of the darkest colored DIPAs I have ever seen.

(S)- A big piney dry blast of resin-like lemon with a big malty background of caramel-ish lemon.

(T)- Same as the smell. A huge malty background of caramel and toffee with a lemon citrus that flows into a full bodied dry bitterness.

(M)- A good carbonation level. One of the biggest malt profiles of any DIPA I have ever experienced. At the same time, this is so heavily hopped that the bitterness and citrus of lemon and pine is almost chewy when combined with the malt. This almost has to have that big malt profile, otherwise this would taste burnt.

(D)- Definitely an interesting take on the style. Malty as hell, but also hoppy as hell. I am glad to have tried this, but for the $12 price tag for a mere 12.7oz. of beer, I would much rather grab a good six or four pack of something else in the style. Good though. Becomes very cloying the more I have of it.

Photo of Gavage
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a hazy amber color with a fluffy 2" head that lasts a while.

Smell: super strong pine, grapefruit, and bitterness warns the tastebuds through the nose what is to come.

Taste: hearty caramel sweetness with a very strong and biting bitterenss. Grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, and a leafy bitterness is almost over the top.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp and very dry to start, smooth and very dry at the finish. Aftertaste is very long as the dryness and bitterness lingers on the tongue.

Drinkability: one bottle was more than enough in a session. A definite slow sipper, and keep some water handy to refresh your tongue after the glass is empty.

Photo of rarbring
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clouded deep red amber, with a light brown head that leaves an enormous amount of lacing.

The smell is fresh citric, oranges, clementines, lime and grape-fruit, fresh pine needles and resin. Nearly overpowering.

Butterscotch and biscuits upfront, qucikly then the cirtric juisces, to be replaced by the bitter oils that fills your senses and satys for a loooong time.

Medium low carbonation, smooth and dry. A warm feeling.

This is almost to much hops, but as such damned good hops. Must be enjoyed sloooowly.

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Decent fluffy 1/2 finger head fades slowly over murky muddy rusty brown colored beer.

N: Not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Some spicy and fruity hops, a little earthy and citrus hops, but not so heavy on the hops. Not super hoppy and heavy. a slight musty fresh resiny hop. WIth all the hops is a slight malty base but hides the booze well, at least on the aroma.

T: Weird as hell! Lots of heavy hops, very bitter! Some fruit hops, citrus, tangerine, earthy and very piny hops. A little resinous hop flavor with some hop extracts too. A little minerality and salty flavors too. Slight chewy malt base and some sweetness with the malts, but hides the booze well as well on the taste. A slight toasty malt too.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

F: Heavy bitterness on the finish too. More heavy spicy hops with more hop extracts, hop resin, and just lots of hops in general. A looong lingering bitterness. Lots of long orange peel and citrus, pine, etc etc etc. The 1000 IBUs really don't come through until 10 minutes after you finish the sip and it still tastes like you are swallowing it. A slight juicy fruit on the finish. This might be the first beer I've reviewed that the finish is longer (in words for the review) and heavier (in taste) than the initial taste. Crazy muuu fuuu!!!

Photo of ahalloin
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live Review.

The synthetic cork was very sluggish coming off the bottle and even when I did get it out, there was almost no audible pop. My reaction when this happens, with all beers, is to immediately pour rather aggressively into my chosen glassware to try to stimulate head. (yeah, I know what I just said) This turned out to be the wrong approach, as I generated a ridiculous 5 fingered head that took a good 5 minutes to recede. Ample time for smelling, I guess.

Pours a surprisingly dark, dull mahogany brown with little clarity. This is much dark than all DIPAs I've ever seen. Darker and duller than Surly Furious and 120 IPA, which are pretty dark for an IPA and DIPA respectively. I would even classify the head as light tan. The head lingers in full for quite a while atop the beer and leaves tremendous lacing the "high water" mark.

The smell is very pungent with huge notes of pine sap, pineapple, strong tea leaves, slightly sweet cocoa, and gritty citrus. "Gritty". I don't know why, but that is how I would characterize the smell. It smells like it should be crunchy. Weird, I know. Maybe I'm off my rocker today.

Taste: The taste is biting from the ridiculousness of the hops. An extremely long bitter aftertaste rips through your mouth after each swallow. More and more, it feels like I'm breathing fire after each sip. The front of the taste has a decent but subdued malt backbone with strong notes of pine. As it lingers, I get a slight unpleasant buttery note, that might be due to it sitting on a store shelf without being chilled. Like I said, the finish is ridiculously bitter. My wife is going to hate me when she gets home, because this will do a number on my breath for a good four hours!

The mouthfeel is very thick and viscous without a bunch of carbonation. It seems very chewy to me as well.

Drinkability: This beer is drinkable for the hop heads and strong flavor types, but others will probably hate this. It is unapologetically harshly bitter.

Overall, I have to applaud Mikkeller for making a seriously bitter forward beer without it being too unbalanced.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer store, Tops Liquor, while at a conference in Phoenix. Nice copper, ruby pour with a huge caramel colored head and great lacing. Lots of floaties in this one. The nose is all fresh hops and resin with a touch of malty caramel sweetness. One of those beers you enjoy with your nose also. The taste is, as expected, all bitter hops, at least initially. But it becomes nicely balanced while retaining a nice bitter finish. Nicely complex with loads of bitter hoppy resin and pine offset by some nice caramel maltiness. A unique taste that definitely stands out amongst Imperial IPA's. Hugely drinkable, smooth and creamy, and a little chewy at the same time. As always, Mikkeller has come up with a world class beer. Still one of my favorite breweries that I wish I could get more regularly.

Photo of axeman9182
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a murky brown, with just a faint hint of orange to it in my Duvel tulip. A nice, three finger caramel head quickly makes an appearance and sticks around for a minute before leaving tons of nice lacing down the sides of the glass. The nose is pure caramel and hop resin. The taste is an upfront blast of bitterness, with a caramel sweet middle, before closing with a dose of hop resins and pine. The beer is nicely carbonated, but given the appreciable malt presence I feel like it's a little bit thin. Despite that, 1000 IBU is quite drinkable, and I don't pick up on the nearly 10% ABV at all. This is my first Mikkeller beer, color me impressed.

Photo of womencantsail
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 375ml bottle with a very stubborn synthetic cork which comes out without a sound. Thankfully, the pour appears nicely carbonated with a finger's worth of khaki head.

S: The nose is pure hops, as you would expect considering the 1000 IBU name. Tons of citrus and even more pine. Despite the hop overkill, the caramel malt still comes through.

T: The hops are there, and certainly bitter. However, there is quite a bit of bready malt on the tongue. The bitterness is long lasting and stays in the mouth long after the sip is finished.

M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation.

D: I admit, I mostly bought this beer "just to see", and it's actually not too bad. But, there are plenty of other IPAs I would rather have for much less.

Photo of llllDrGONZOllll
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle corked and caged wrapped in a green vertically striped paper. Very classy looking ale with a label boasting the 1000IBU. I got this into my Russian River stemmed glass as soon as I won the battle with the cork.

The pour was gentle, but the head was taking over nearly half of the glass. Rocky head of a creamed coffee color clings to the glass and has wonderful retention. The body is a cloudy chestnut color, highlights of amber and scarlet glow around the outside.

I got a giant nose full of piney hops as soon as I could wrestle the cork out of the bottle. Getting this into the glass revealed even more effervescent grapefruit and pine. Drawing my nose closer to the glass I begin to pick up sweet grain and caramel. The aroma of hops is still over bearing and shine through like a tone deaf soloist. There are small traces of booze in there but once again the hops push them down and reveal even more of there fruity nature. Raisin, pine ,grapefruit, fig, mango, spiced rum, leather and uhhh... more hops.

In the tasting I found much less hops upfront than I had expected. The balance came into play much less as the ale warmed and the aftertaste takes a hold. I did come across a bit of warming alcohol, and some spicey earthy rum like flavors.
After each swallow the bitterness came back more and more. My tongue loved each taste as the hops battled over a sweet pine and bitter citrus finish. In body this reminds my ov the East coast and west coast flaming forum wars. Mikkeller brings both to the table east coast body and west coast hops.

The body does feel very thin for a brew this high in ABV and an SRM this dark. I love the feel of the brew allowing caramel and hops to rest on the tongue. Never cloying and not a pallet scrubbing over carbonation job. I do wish the bottle was a tad bigger ...I would of loved a 750ml for the price. Price mixed with rarity bring down the drinkability in reality only.

Photo of capra12
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed solo at home served out of an East End Pint glass,

Appearance: poured a 2 finger of frothy fine and coarse head, cloudy brown with weblike lacing.

Smell: Dark Malts, almost salty piney hops.

Taste: Opens with a dark malt profile as the piney and earth hops come in the middle. There is a surprising dark fruit profile in this with a brown grain profile lingers in the background behind all the sweetness. A sweet malt profile finishes this where the big bittering hop profile is pronounced in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: This is coarse and really make really makes the enamel on my teeth feel like sandpaper, medium carbonation with a light to medium body at most.

Drinkability: I would have this again in the summer to fall months, I recommend this to those seeking a hop profile which intensifies as this brew approaches the finish, and a surprising dark fruit in the middle with a huge hop bitter in the aftertaste.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out-of-focus ochre with coral and orange accents along the bottom edge of the snifter. The pour produced slightly more than half a glassful of golden ecru hued foam that is impressively rich and whipped creamy. Looks like the hop resins will be responsible for some outstanding looking lace. Great out of the gate.

The nose is akin to a caramel malty IPA with a generous amount of fruity American hops. The brewery says that 6.5 Kg of alpha acid extract and 10 Kg of Simcoe hop pellets are used for every 1000 liters of beer. I'm not sure if that's a lot, but it sure sounds like a lot.

Whoever finds fault with Mikkeller for a gimmicky name is wasting their scorn. If it helps get them get noticed and helps them sell more 1000 IBU, then more power to them. The bottom line, when all else is stripped away, including the ridiculous purchase price, is that this is delicious big beer... that isn't hoppy enough.

The issue isn't a lack of lupulins, it's an abundance of malt sugars. What might have been a buzzsaw of alpha acids and tropical fruity Simcoe hop goodness is (somewhat) blunted by toasted bread and melted caramel. Having said that, this is still hugely hop-soaked beer that is pleasing me to no end. It's a very close call, but the taste score will be rounded down. And the drinkability score will be rounded up.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly light for the ABV and the amount of underlying sweetness. As the beer continues to warm, however, it ventures toward medium for the style and gains a lightly chewy quality. Even though the bubbles are a bit peppy, it works.

Mikkeller 1000 IBU bears at least a passing resemblance to Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. This beer is less sweet, less boozy and (arguably) more bitter and hop flavorful. Having said that, equally fresh bottles of each are the only way to say for sure. What the hell, the last few ounces have convinced me that the higher flavor score is warranted. If this brew was even slighty less expensive, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
12.7oz Corked & Caged bottle, wrapped in paper (Nice Presentation)
DATE ON CORK: 14/1/12 (Best Before?)

This pours a very nice looking, golden copper color. The synthetic came out of the bottle without a sound, which kind of scared me. This is nicely carbonated, though. It forms a head of almost one-fingers thickness of dark tan colored foam. This recedes to a spotty surface covering film. The lacing is spotty, but very plentiful and nicely sticky.

I am taken aback and quite pleasantly surprized by the nose on this one. It actually comes across as quite balanced. Loads of hops notes, as expected. Lots of citrus presence along with some very nice floral characteristics. Pineapples, grapefruit, mangoes, peaches, nectarines, limes, oranges, etc. This also has a very nice amount of sweet caramel maltiness to it. Good hints of brown sugars, toffee and sweet cherries.

Wow, this beer is surprising. It is not anywhere near as bitter as I'd prepared myself for it to be. It is actually very nicely balanced, as was alluded to by the nose. The taste follows the nose very closely. There are certainly a whole lot of hops in this beer, but they are very nicely balanced by a sweet malty base that makes the whole thing very tasty.

This beer is full-bodied and has a light-to-mild level of carbonation, which compliments it well. It has a wonderful smoothness to it and a very nice touch of creaminess. This helps it come off as almost velour-like.
Very nice.

On top of all of that, the 9.60%abv is also very nicely hidden. You get just a light hint of warmth on the back side of this, but other than that, I don't even notice it, until it starts to hit me. Very surprisingly drinkable. Yes, I'd like to have more, please.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is strong caramel with some pine and citrus notes. It smells like a barleywine. The flavor is a strong mix of pine and caramel. There are also some resiny hops. The tastes is similar to a hoppy barleywine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold, with ample head, that dissipates to a fine layer of foam, leaving lacing on the glass. Appears a bit viscous, with trapped bubbles that seem to just hover in the brew.

Really strong aromas of dried hops and strong malt. Strong wet hay/barnyard smell.

Tastes of really concentrated dried citrusy hops on a malty backbone.

Body is kind of thick and good carbonation gives it a creamy mouthfeel.

This is an extreme beer, that is very good, but way hopped, and is for those with acquired tastes.

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml caged and synthetically corked bottle received in a trade with mikey711 thanks!

Appearance: Pours auburn with a 2 finger khaki crown that is lush yet rocky, shows decent retention and loads of lace. The body of the brew has loads of suspended sediment.

Smell: Caramel malt and a whirlwind of hops that express both floral and fruit notes. Tangerine, a hint of grapefruit, a hint of pineapple, and grass notes are apparent. Slight vulcanized rubber / burnt brake note.

Taste: Very well balanced, which surprised me considering the name 1000 IBU. The heavy dose of malt doesn't come off sweet or caramel like, probably due to the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a hint chewy, but with enough carbonation to satisfy.

Drinkability: Not bad at all considering the IBU's and the 9.6% abv. I've tasted 140 IBU brews that were more bitter than this brew. Probably because they didn't have as much of a malt counterpart as the Mikkeller does.

1000 IBU from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.