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Black Tie - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 18.49%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Black Tie was first dubbed Mandeøl (Man Beer). It was brewed for the Swedish market and only as draught beer. After spending four months in Scottish whiskey barrels and then being bottled it earned it's present name, Black Tie. Black Tie is an imperial stout with honey and smoked barley. Sweet, smokey and sophisticated - slick and sexy like a black tie.

Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

(Beer added by: niklas0770 on 06-16-2010)
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-30-2014 05:27:22 | More by gillagorilla
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-23-2014 01:43:51 | More by KAF
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-21-2014 04:09:15 | More by afsdan
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baerb69

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2014 00:09:33 | More by baerb69
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Jah_Json

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-05-2014 13:19:29 | More by Jah_Json
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

2.91/5  rDev -24.2%

Yikes, this was a real mess of a beer.

The scotch whiskey and char notes are so overpowering that it is difficult to even drink.

The mouthfeel is almost ashy.

This beer is not for me. Glad that it was something that was shared with me, rather than something I wasted my money on.

01-26-2014 15:47:40 | More by thebigredone
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Dave2010

Japan

3.8/5  rDev -1%

An intense beer. Good, worth trying, but I honestly thought the balance was a bit off. The alcohol was a bit too much and there was not enough complexity of the flavors. The smell and color are good. No real head but that's pretty typical of these types of beers. I think because this is barrel aged it has such an intense flavor and alcohol taste to it. If you like over the top beers you should like this. It's worth trying but don't expect much chocolate or coffee flavors to come out.

12-22-2013 04:03:26 | More by Dave2010
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-14-2013 17:04:04 | More by jaydoc
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-08-2013 03:07:22 | More by BillRoth
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-08-2013 09:08:27 | More by zestar
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-26-2013 02:05:47 | More by GRG1313
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-14-2013 02:53:25 | More by Kevincredible
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-10-2013 02:52:26 | More by jarrgal
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-19-2013 15:14:33 | More by bluesplit63
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

5/5  rDev +30.2%

A - Blacker than black, one finger dark brown head, spotty lacing.

S - Oak, scotch, nuts, smoke, black malt.

T - Smoke, oak, roasted almonds, cocoa, brown sugar. Very woody.

M - Viscous, low carbonation. Heavy.

O - I love this beer so much. I will have to pick up all of the remaining bottles at Stateline Liquors asap.

12-13-2012 16:06:24 | More by Rickythejeweler
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t0rin0

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

10-29-2012 01:26:02 | More by t0rin0
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-12-2012 21:10:39 | More by wesley14
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-12-2012 01:49:23 | More by polishkaz
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Morten

Norway

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

09-04-2012 16:23:39 | More by Morten
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vkv822

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

500ml : snifter
2010 vintage.

Pours black with a thick, foamy, dark brown head. Dissipates to leaves a thin foam across the surface.

Honey and cocoa notes blend well with the whiskey and oak notes.

Starts out okay, with more honey and cocoa notes, but is quickly by strong boozy Scotch notes.

Medium body, a bit viscous, low bubbly carbonation.

A good beer, though the intensity of the Scotch/whiskey/char notes in the palate are a bit distracting.

08-17-2012 08:21:16 | More by vkv822
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womencantsail

California

2.68/5  rDev -30.2%

The pour is black in color with a small tan head. Really just an intense nose. Very heavy on the roasted malt, char, and ash. A mild alcohol note, some herbal aromas, peat, smoke, and wood. The flavor is quite off-putting. Over the top roast, ash, and char with a rather pronounced alcohol flavor. Quite bitter, chalky, and astringent, as well. Some whiskey, wood, and vanilla notes. Just a bit too much for me.

08-13-2012 01:13:53 | More by womencantsail
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theminutemen

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

06-22-2012 18:58:32 | More by theminutemen
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-26-2012 14:54:54 | More by kevgod
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Mora2000

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, with some light smoke, burnt malt and a little bit of oak. The beer is very burnt tasting. The malt is heavily charred, but there is also a little bit of chocolate and whiskey. I also unfortunately get a little bit of bandaid character in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

04-07-2012 04:39:02 | More by Mora2000
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BlastBeats

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Poured this bottle of Black Tie into my Mikkeller Mugshot Tulip Glass.. I was told by the folks at West Lakeview Liquors that this had been aging at the store for 18 months.

Appearance: Black Tie glugs an inky, jet black color out of the bottle and forms a two-tier very dark brown, almost espresso looking head.

Smell: globs of raw white honey and milk chocolate; one of the better smelling imperial stouts I've had in a while (possibly ever?)

Taste: rich and sweet; this a beer that deserves to be savored slowly.. The smoked barley adds a nice smokiness that really plays wells with the honey.. The Scottish whiskey barrel seems to have taken a backseat, but this may be because my bottle sat for a long time bottle's age.. either way, it's workin' well - I think I prefer the whiskey element to be somewhat subdued in this context.

Mouthfeel: unbelievably smooth and slick. This is the area where I think Mikkeller excels.

Overall: probably a bit too expensive at $17.49, but I'll have to admit, Black Tie was an absolute pleasure to drink.

03-26-2012 00:00:35 | More by BlastBeats
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Black Tie from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.