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Sort Gul - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 08-01-2012)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours jet black with a frothy off white head.

The nose is citrus and herbal, lots of pine and resin. Then comes a nice caramel with roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate. The flavor is cocoa and resin, some cracker and a little oats and roasted malt. It is very dry with a bitter finish. It leaves a very tobacco like aftertaste in your mouth, which I genuinely dislike.

Overall, alot of good characteristics, but this is slightly better than ok as a whole.

nmann08, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jzlyo, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Pacioli1445, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

KAF, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Stum-pub, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +0.8%

oriolesfan4, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of jorgevial
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jorgevial, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Modernrickk
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Modernrickk, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas and flavors for the style.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MattPittsburgh, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jaydoc, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

TrickkyGangsta, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

seavercm, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body (maybe dark brown) decent khaki head and some minor lace patches around the glass. The aroma steers towards the malts as I get a little sweet caramel edge, some roasted malts, possible chocolate, and then a bit of both spice(?) and some herbal, bitter hops. Not a standout version of this style as it seems to play it safe, if you will, and have a minor hop base supplement a sweet, chocolaty and caramel malt base along with roasted malts for balance. A very enjoyable sipper and this medium bodied beer hits the spot; just wish the hops were slightly more pronounced.

clayrock81, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A crazy two finger billowy mocha head was poured that was for the most part slightly reduced and still there. It is a dark brown black color with bo vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy mocha lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, smoke, pine, and citrus.

Taste: Same as above. Pretty balanced with some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, ashy bitterness, and medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty standard black ale. I like the beer, but more hop presence would make this beer better.

Flounder57, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Poupae, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

BrazilianAussie, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Andy_Luft, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a large, thick head that lasts for a little while with good lacing. Color is dark, close to that of a nice coffee. Smell is primarily that of the roasted malt and pine aroma. The roasted malt and caramel flavor comes through as well as some fruitiness from the hops present but hidden behind the dominant piney and woodsy flavor. Not a bad balance of flavor overall. Medium body for a Black IPA, alcohol hidden nicely. Easy drinker for this style. Very good example of this style. Would like to have had it a bit fresher.

beersdmf17, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of tmzl
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: equal thick 2 thumb high off white foam; very slow retention, stays on top. Dark brown/black color, some subtle amber notes. Looks delicious. Lots of lacing, couple of yeast float around. Hard to see any carbonation.

Smell: Piney, herbs, citrus, grapefruit, woody/cedar maybe some fruity hops. Then comes the roasted, sweet, little creamy malt. Good balance. Some hints of tart, dark chocolatish.

Taste: Grapefruit, lime go to roasted sweet, caramel middle malt (intensity of malt taste rises with temperature). After with good balance of piney and roasted bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp carbonation, still kinda silky, dry finish. Alcohol undetected, stupidly easy to drink - i like.

Overall: Gets better every sip/degree of temperature. Good dark IPA, easy to drink; what stands out is the balance - neither hop nor roasted malt stand out or overwhelm.

tmzl, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large, fading tan head.
Nose shows pine, roasted malt and grapefruit. Somewhat limited.
Big roasted malt flavours but with a fair bit of caramel sweetness behind it. Also pine and grapefruit.
Too much carbonation for these flavours.

CrazyDavros, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 26, 2013
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Sort Gul from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.