Black Fist | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 26.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mikkeller Black stout barrel-aged 10 times in different bourbon barrels over the course of 2 years.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by BrownAleMale:
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4/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of PretzelCity
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a pretty stout
dark in color
good head
smell of bourbon and slight of stout
first sip is that of a solid stout
once it hits your mouth it turns into a shot of your favorite bourbon
pretty impressed considering the abv of this one
if your a stout or imperial stout fan I suggest trying this one you won't be disappointed
good imperial Stout here pricey yes but we'll worth it

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Photo of smitty4657
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I’ve never had Utopias (or the heavy BrewDog stuff) so this is the biggest ABV beer I’ve encountered. What surprised me was despite the burn I associate with distilled spirits was how beer-like this was. We followed the postcard instructions and decanted before drinking, smelling the decanter throughout. The nose is outstanding - licorice and chocolate and only improved with time. The front of the taste is like the biggest imperial stout you’ve ever heard before it slowly dissolves into a cognac fire as it goes down. Extraordinary stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


A: Absolutely midnight black with a small head that recedes immediately.

S: HUGE vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, and while alcohol burn is present, not as aggressive as I expected. Hints of toasted cocoa layered throughout. The roasted malt and cocoa are the only thing that distinguish this from a pour of bourbon. Pretty awesome.

T: More of the same in the taste, but the alcohol is much more present. Big caramel and oak, layered with acrid malt and heavily tannic oak. Still great, but not as impressive as the nose.

M: Thick, viscous, and palate destroying with very low carb. What did you expect?

O: I expected this to be absolutely undrinkable, and am really impressed that it isn't. This was actually really enjoyable. Granted I am a huge bourbon fan, and that is the dominant flavor profile here, but for what it is this is incredibly well executed. Wish I had another bottle!

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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a mahogany color, surprising considering what the beer is. a small tan head forms but doesn't stick around or leave a lacing. alcohol legs are present as you swirl it around. fairly opaque but lets quite a bit of light through.

Smell: maple, strong booziness to it. pretty much like smelling a whiskey. some roast and espresso near the end.

Taste: opens with a big kick of alcohol, as that subsides some thick maple syrup comes through along with strong notes of wood and espresso. more bourbon near the end.

Mouthfeel: extremely hot and warming. thick and syrupy. lots of linger taste.

Overall: this one falls in line with Utopias but is clearly more geared in the stout direction. a huge beer full of flavor and strength. a nice one to drink but you gotta be ready for it and have some friends to split it. certainly not something I'd drink too often but pretty good nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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Black Fist from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 83 ratings