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DrumBAR Black Sap - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter with Maple Syrup.

(Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 08-20-2013)
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Reviews by bobhits:
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.2/5  rDev -18.6%

Pours somewhat thin but turns black in the glass and quickly build a head that over flows the glass if you pour too much. Huge head lacing, rather nice looking.

I don't get much on the nose. I can pick up on coffee and caramelized sugars, and some dark roasted/burnt malt under pinning. Still maybe once the head fades I'll get more but kinda light.

Sweet sugary dark water is my first thought. The maple flavor here is a lot better than you get from Founders, who I swear I just adding aspartame to their beer. Still The beer has a somewhat lighter roasted character and a lot of sugar and I don't mean sweetness, but it tastes like a very clean sugar was added to this to give it sweet yet not chalky or linger flavors at first. The finish is round coffee at the back of the tongue that hangs around, but the body of this porter is a bit too light, we need more dark roasted and toasted flavors to really handle this much sugar.

Surprisingly thin and even more surprisingly the clean body makes the over the top sugar flavors not too strong or hard to consumer. I'm rather ok drinking this and would be even more so at a quarter the price.

This is 100x better than the abomination that is black hole, but it isn't brunch weasel either. I wouldn't buy it again and can't recommend to anyone but a ticker at the price.

10-05-2013 00:52:12 | More by bobhits
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -24.9%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a hint of transparency. Small khaki head with lots of surface wisps.

Smell - Maple is present. Sweet. Roasty and really oaky. Ashy.

Taste - Sweet maple. Really roasty. Coffee. Smokey and ashy. Lots of burnt malt. Minimal bourbon, if any.

Mouthfeel - Harsh. Oaky. Burnt. Well carbonated.

Overall - What a great concept, but not a good beer.

12-07-2013 02:50:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-01-2013 02:02:34 | More by Kevincredible
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-01-2014 23:22:10 | More by jason_nwx
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AirborneBeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2013 04:21:58 | More by AirborneBeer
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-30-2013 12:00:00 | More by GRG1313
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Dirt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-20-2013 00:04:33 | More by Dirt
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 02:09:35 | More by vrbulldog22
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-26-2013 23:52:21 | More by largadeer
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oline73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours pitch black with over an inch of fluffy cocoa head. The head settles down to a rather thick layer on top of the pour. The nose is sweet with an obvious maple sweetness up front. Underneath the maple I'm getting some roast and a hint of dark chocolate. There's more coffee in the taste than there was in the nose. The maple note shows up more towards the end of the sip. The only real roast I'm getting seems to be from the coffee and isn't overly bitter. There's quite a bit going on here. Other than the maple and coffee there are some notes of dark chocolate, warming alcohol, and some mild dark fruit. The finish is warm and full of sweet maple. I'd have this again if it wasn't so expensive.

10-20-2013 03:15:36 | More by oline73
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

A- Split into five pint glasses at a bottle share. Pours out of the 12.7oz with a pitch black body and a light mocha brown head. Head is much foamier than I expected and builds up to a few fingers in size even with a small pour. Good retention and nice coating of lace.

S- Sweet dark brown sugars and maple sap off the top with a pretty decent Bourbon Barrel age influence. Toasty, caramel, roasted malts, cocoa and coffee beans.

T- Bourbon leads again with some alcohol notes and somewhat boozy. Dark burnt, toasted brown, chocolate and caramel malts. Some vanilla oak feel is nice from the barrels. Brown sugar and maple influence. Overall quite sweet.

MF- Lowly carbonated and pretty thick and oily body. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.

Sweet stout with a pretty nice Bourbon feel with vanilla and oak.

10-05-2013 03:03:37 | More by cbutova
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KristineT

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-26-2013 20:28:34 | More by KristineT
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blankenhoney

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%

375ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance is super dark with a fluffy khaki head. Looks good…real good.

Smell is over-the-top roast and barrel; maybe some bitter chocolate; and lots of booze. Astringent and bitter. Tart cherries.

Taste is burnt, roasted oak offset slightly by dark fruit; there is some malt to this one, but no real maple flavor. Baker's chocolate with tart fruit.

Mouthfeel was pretty good: much thicker and more substantial than a typical porter.

Overall = meh. Would've liked to taste more maple. Was hoping for something like Panther Cub that's been aged in bourbon barrels, but that's a problem flowing from my expectations rather than this beer.

04-09-2014 03:49:16 | More by blankenhoney
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-06-2013 04:33:52 | More by MaseFace
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-19-2013 04:04:29 | More by drewone
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-23-2013 00:54:29 | More by mmmaaattt
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2014 08:45:07 | More by SocalKicks
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KevT

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-23-2013 21:51:57 | More by KevT
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ODYSEYY

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-24-2013 13:04:40 | More by ODYSEYY
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-01-2013 21:28:25 | More by aslamm75
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-05-2013 22:47:15 | More by ajzy
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2014 04:11:21 | More by vermilcj
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Prost76

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-25-2014 14:05:54 | More by Prost76
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-24-2013 02:02:43 | More by MSandahl23
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and slight coffee and maple aromas. Taste is much the same with char, cocoa, and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great smell but the flavors are a bit too char forward for my liking.

10-20-2013 00:21:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DrumBAR Black Sap from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.