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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 08-01-2012)
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

04-29-2013 21:04:13 | More by pelicon
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

08-08-2013 12:05:51 | More by shigg85
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4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark brown-black, 3 finger head, great lacing.
S- Pine, grapefruit, spiced wood, caramel, brown sugar, licorice.
T- Pine, grapefruit rind, brown sugar, bitter hops.
M- Medium body, medium carbonation.
O- A great black IPA, probably second to Sublimely Self Righteous.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 15:37:37 | More by Rickythejeweler
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-13-2013 19:30:13 | More by EastBay_Nick
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-19-2013 18:15:23 | More by jmtpi
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-15-2014 04:55:23 | More by mattmarka1
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-03-2012 02:10:17 | More by bholby87
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-29-2013 12:55:19 | More by neckbracesub
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2012 19:18:06 | More by jrpapajcik
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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Craft Beer in London, then had the good fortune of having again two weeks later at the hopleaf in Chicago. Both poured into tulip glasses

Pours a very deep black with mocha like head, which frankly had disippated quite a bit by the time it hit th bar. Very good looking beer.

Definitely some roasted malts in the smell, but the presence of pine and citrus from the hops is very forward.

Taste is where this one blows me away. It's not over creamy or thick as some other dark ales, very medium body, but the combination of dark malt flavor and heavy hops really works very well. I'm curious what hop is used, since the lingering aftertaste is as good as any I've ever had.

I don't care what you call it, black ale black IPA etc., but this is one delicious beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2012 16:31:10 | More by DAllspaw
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-23-2013 00:40:16 | More by FadetoBock
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-30-2014 00:32:13 | More by seavercm
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-17-2014 02:57:23 | More by BrazilianAussie
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-04-2013 01:34:05 | More by Eric908
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-27-2014 02:06:44 | More by jorgevial
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-25-2012 04:13:23 | More by Lee45102
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-24-2013 03:28:31 | More by kylehay2004
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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyable and easy-drinking beer. From the first appearance to the last drop, this was very satisfying and impressive. I could get used to this style. Although there is some bitterness and hoppiness, it is much less prominent than typical IPAs, with a more prominent dark fruit flavor. Some subtle roasted flavors make it more appealing as well. This also is less expensive than most Mikkeller beers, so that's a good thing too.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 01:21:44 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an accurate pitch black with a brown head into my glass. Lacing, etc. Not a stout. Not a porter.

Ok, the aroma kind of reminds me of a hoppy stout. Lots of pine in the nose, even if you have to struggle to find it.

The flavors don't hit one over the head. Instead, you get a mild pine bite followed by the essence of charred malt. More sweet than bitter. Dare I say a mild cocoa bite?

Lingering pine notes and sweet malt make the mouthfeel. It's, dare I say, creamy in a way?

A nice change from the usual over-hopped American Black Ale. A Mikkeller fan can't lose here.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 03:49:07 | More by Brad007
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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased 11.2 oz bottle at Calandro's in baton Rouge while on business for around $6. Pours a deep brown to black color with a finger of off white creamy head. Seriously intense hop aroma, super hot and sharp. Mixed with some roasted black bitter malts and a slight amount of vanilla. Really crisp black bitter malt, piney sharp hop and a tad of creamy vanilla flavor. Its slightly bitter but smooth and creamy at the same time. There is such a war of the senses going on here...but it all evens out. Thed alcohol is completely hidden. This is another great brew from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 02:39:26 | More by DrinkSlurm
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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black, touch of brown, finger frothy khaki-tan head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine hops, some coffee.

T - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine hops, bitterness, coffee, bit of black licorice.

M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, roasted, bitter finish.

D - Nice black IPA. Good hop profile and balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:39:31 | More by ngeunit1
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Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 333ml bottle into an oversized wine glass. No obvious best-before date on the bottle or the cap.

A - deep brown beer with some slightly lighter tones when held up to a light. Very fluffy tan head that leaves thickly caked lacing on the glass.

S - wet grassy and mossy on the nose; smells like a forest! Some hints of soapiness and citrus in the background.

T - bitter on initial attack, but with some hints of dark fruit and perhaps anise. No outward sweet malt anywhere in this beer, but the grassy/earth hops intermingle with some fig and plum to create a very interesting beer. The finish is heavy and rich, and the resinous hops dominate the fruits ever so slightly.

M - surprisingly thick and creamy mouthfeel; heavy bodied with light carbonation (just enough to cut the significant weight of this beer).

Very interesting beer, with some qualities of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, but heavily hopped (and minus the usual esters). Definitely different than I had expected; versus something like a Sublimely Self Righteous this is less hoppy, but also unique in its dark fruitiness and finish. Very tasty beer and in many ways greater than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 21:31:55 | More by DoktorZee
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this was an xmas present from my wonderful girlfriend. small bottle poured into a wine glass. as always, mikkeller can do no wrong. its nearly black in color with a gorgeous cream colored head just under an inch tall, and lasting the whole glass. simply stunning appearance. the nose is well hopped, zesty and piney at the same time, just right on christmas day. big roasty malt profile, even spicy mixed in with the bitter. i can pick out some rye malt i think, like the wookey jack from firestone in terms of the malt bill. flavor is really hoppy, much more so than expected, with a few notes of coffee on the back end as well. the remaining yeast provides excellent texture and mouthfeel to this beer, which is full enough bodied and brightly carbonated. i love mikkeller beers, every single one of them, and this one to me was very special. the alcohol was felt but not heard from, and the overall vibe of this beer is outstanding. look forward to my next one of these!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:10:56 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle

Appearance - Thick, billowing khaki head after a careful pour, which leaves solid lacing the whole way through. Black coffee color with ruby highlight coming through when held up to a light. A decent amount of sediment is left in the bottle.

Aroma - Floral hops, dark chocolate covered oranges.

Taste - Floral hops, black coffee, and slight bitter chocolate. Some grapefruit juice pulls through at the end to balance out this complex drink.

Mouthfeel - Slick and oily. Finishes dry and bitter. Fairly low carbonation given the size of the head. So complex, yet easy to drink.

Overall - Good beer, would love to try this fresh (No dates on the bottle). No telling how old it is at this point.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 05:15:24 | More by KVNBGRY
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4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy medium brown, opaque very dark brown in the glass with big light brown head. Sheet of delicate lace down the glass. Smell: pine, navel orange, notes of buttered toasted brown bread and roast. Taste: tangerine into quick sugared dark fruit note into pine blast, with citrus peel, roast, unsweet chocolate, and dark brown sugar towards the finish. Finishes drying but sugary with lingering pine and a burnt-ish note. Better and better as it warms, pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 04:25:44 | More by babaracas
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