Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm
Mikkeller ApS

Crooked Moon Tattoo StockholmCrooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm
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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #124
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,002
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
41
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Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Crooked Moon Tattoo StockholmCrooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm
Notes: Stout brewed with figs.
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown, opaque, with a low amount of visible carbonation. Forms a finger's worth of foamy tan head with good retention.

S: Sweet and roasted dark malts, dark chocolate, and candied dark fruits/figs. Some vanilla, toffee, tobacco. The toffee and caramelized sugars become more prominent as it warms a bit, but never sickly sweet.

T: Roasted malts, caramelized figs and dates, and cacao. Moist tobacco, milder coffee and toffee. A fair amount of roasted bitterness and just a bit of hop bitterness prevents this from becoming over-sweet on the palate. Chocolate malts compliment the bruleed figs in the hang.

M: A sticky mouthfeel and full-bodied, but only if you are mindful of the fact that it’s only a stout (not imperial). The alcohol presence seems well-integrated and never hot, though this is a fairly tame ABV. Fairly low but complimentary carbonation sensation.

O: Interesting. I expected it to come across more “Belgian-y” in execution, but it isn’t at all. The sticky dark fruits play nicer than expected with the chocolate and roasted malts. No fruity esters to be found here – more of an American ale yeast. But the figs keep it interesting. I’m not sure it’s anything I’d be running back to often, but that’s more personal preference. Pretty well executed.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense finger of light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with excellent lacing.
S: Smells of nice roasty malts, chocolate, and figs with a little licorice note.
T: Taste is nice roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate with some espresso. Slight licorice note along with those fig undertones but all sorts of roasted malts throughout with a slight fruity note at times of blueberry skins. On the finish this beer is more roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee with some slight lingering fig notes.
M: This beer has a fairly full body that is slightly creamy. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style while the beer has a slightly drying finish.
O: Overall this is a pretty solid beer. The fruit notes are nice and different while the beer has some really nice complexity. The base beer is definitely well made and the fruit notes help to give it a little more depth. It's worth a try if you can find it and like the dtyle.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm Stout, 8% ABV, 40 IBU. Pours black with a two finger tan head. Nose is fig and malt, taste is slightly sweet fig and moderate bitter close. OK mouthfeel, overall excellent. Is there anything Mikkeller won't put in a beer?

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

"Best by 1/13/19"; drank 6/19/17 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice tan head; strong tree-rung lace.

Raspberry, cream, fresh earth & faint chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Raspberry, fresh earth & cream flavors up front; bitter bakers chocolate notes on the finish.

Almost a RIS to this palate; flavorful but a bit harsh. Maybe I should have skewed towards that best-by date...

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a single serve into a stout glass...

Pours a very dark but not opaque brown with garnet highlights. About a finger to a finger and a half of foam gives way to steady lacing for about half to 3/4's of the brew.

Aromas of fig and anise hit the nose immediately, along with a touch of malt and the faintest hint of booze. As the brew warms, chocolate, coffeee, burnt sugar, molasses, tobacco, and vanilla all take turns.

In true Mikkeller fashion, the cassonade hits the palate with a pretty sweet punch, and the fig is right in the face as advertised. Other dried fruits join the party, especially raisin. The finish is an excellent bitter counterpoint to the lead-in. Bitter chocolate, roasted (nearly burnt) malts, and espresso-level coffee notes provide excellent balance. However, it isn't as complex and inviting as the aroma.

The mouthfeel is fairly heavy, with a syrupy and sticky quality. A touch more carbonation might have served this well. Still, very drinkable, and the ABV is not apparent.

Overall, a typical and excellent Mikkeller dark offering. Shaded a bit to the sweet end, but pretty satisfying.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz snifter at near room temperature, best by 13/01/19 is what the bottle cap says. I am assuming that means January 13, 19 Stockholm.? Pours a very slick and vicious black, with a massive two plus finger light brown head that leaves behind loads of lace as it slowly settles into a thick layer of khaki bubbles.

Smell is roasted grain, deep dark fudge, roasted coffee grounds, oaky vanilla, leather, tobacco, and a little hint of char.

Taste follows roastyness of grain, dark chocolate, and expresso beans, with vanilla, pipe tobacco, leather, and some warming alcohol and char lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is very large, we'll carbonated, a little on the dry side as you would expect, and excellent drinkability even though it drinks large that it's ABV.

Overall this is exceptional, big mouthfeel, incredibly complex, and just a great all around stout. Not sure of the cost because a friend gave me this bottle. Wow really good.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a very small head, and basically no lacing.

This smells like figs, dark fruits, syrupy chocolate, and some creamy coffee.

Mikkeller usually nails dark beer and this is no excepton. The figs are definitely there, but not too overwhelmingly sweet. There's some dark fruits, and a hint of roasted malt. It's certainly less roasty and bitter than the majority of Mikkeller stouts. There's some creamy coffee flavor too, and just the slightest hint of booze.

This is medium bodied, a little creamy and a tiny bit of syrupyness. There's a smaller level of carbonation.

This was surprisingly pretty nice- the figs might have been too overwhelming, but it worked well.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle N Hum.

Nice presentation, served in a goblet, dark black, with a small tan head. In the nose, roast, dark fruit, and hints of ash. Roasty taste with an obvious fig addition, but well-balanced and not too overbearing; leafy bitterness in the background, and some booze. Medium-full body once the beer warmed a bit. Overall I liked this one quite a bit.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - so we get 'Crooked Moon Tattoo' as a DIPA, and those Swedes get it as a big stout? Hey, it's cold around here too!

This beer pours a fairly solid black, with minor basal cola edges, and three fat fingers of puffy, rocky, and very bubbly brown head, which leaves some stellar webbed lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, some Middle Eastern dark fruitiness (maybe figs, but possibly dates and raisins as well), reduced brown sugar syrup, a further wet ashiness, subtle earthy yeasty notes, minor bittersweet chocolate, and some weak leafy, herbal, and perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, some separate roasted graininess, gritty cocoa powder, a lessened fig/date dark fruitiness, molasses, black licorice, faint earthy spices, and more tame leafy, weedy, and dead grassy hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly restrained in their barely-perceptible frothiness, the body a dense medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a slowly rising metallic alcohol astringency. It finishes well off-dry, the roasted caramel, dark fruits, and burgeoning booziness the order of the lingering day.

Overall, this is generally a very well made strong stout, with the fig adjunct adding a nice extra exotic fruity quotient. Easy to drink, despite the hovering and elevated alcohol measure, and another surprisingly worthy entry into the Mikkeller lexicon of beery goodness.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in Cleveland in June while at a Lizardville. Have never been a huge fan of "MEH"keller, but I wanted to try this anyway...

The pour is gorgeous -- it's pretty much pitch black with purple/red tints around the edges. There's a huge, creamy brown head on top, and there's some lacing left behind.

The smell and taste go hand-in-hand, really -- I've found that Mikkeller stouts have a unique sort of flavor, and this one is no different -- I can only describe it as... herbal? Nice roasty flavor with a unique herbal quality starts on the tongue with this beer until the roasty bitterness is coupled with some sweet fig on the end. The finish is a lingering bitterness, with really only a bit of fig sweetness. The feel is silky smooth and a bit creamy, making this drink bigger than 8%. Additionally, the alcohol presence and warmth in this beer also makes it come off as being 10% or maybe even higher.

Cold, this is one very underwhelming beer. Warmed up -- and really, at room temperature -- this beer begins to shine, as the figs come out quite a bit more. This may be the best Mikkeller beer I've had yet, though I still wouldn't buy it again, considering the price.

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Photo of rex_4539
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Jet black color, half finger brown head, medium carbonation.

S: Fig, booze.

T: Fig, booze. Slightly malty aftertaste.

F: Not the most balanced beer out there, fig is above all but still, that's not a bad thing in the end.

O: Pretty good beer. Not my favorite stout but could enjoy it on any occasion.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is everything i love about mikkeller, from the bottle at the sf location. really an amazing brew, imperial stout with figs. thick, smooth, syrupy, rich looking beer, the darkest of browns, without a ton of head, but the half inch thats there is mocha colored and thick as shaving cream. it smells beautiful, a little sweet, candy and licorice, the figs are fruity and sweet, dry and chewy smelling like raisins, and fairly pronounced. i also get some lighter mulling spices, maybe not cinnamon, but clove and allspice subtly for sure. the flavor is much like the nose, but the integration of the fig aspect rules. purple seedy leathery figs, nice and ripe, unique sweet flavor, richness, and balance with the bitter dark malts. the spice is really mild, im not even sure if this is spiced, but black pepper and clove seem to come out a little bit. bitter and sweet at the same time, slick and smooth in texture, and overall one of the more interesting imperial stouts i have had lately, including from mikkeller, who seems to always find a way to make thins interesting. loved every drop of this, brilliant execution of a great idea.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Orval chalice

L - Deep ruby-black pour with thin, lacey, taupe head. Dissipates quickly.
S - Deep roasted barley, molasses
T - Roasted cacao, sweet fig, licorice
F - slick, fine carbonation

A well balanced stout, very pleasant with the combination of chocolate and fig. Just enough hops to keep it honest.

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Photo of MacSon1982
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: dark brownish black in color. Slightly light color which resembles root beer. Poured into snifter and small 1/4" head quickly dissipated into small froth on beer and a slightly thicker head around the rim of the beer. Each sip left very little lacing which also quickly faded.

S: strong caramel, a bit off off metallic notes, dark fruit and sweet chocolate.

T: a slightly off metallic flavor masks the other flavors at first. A strong bit of dark fruit and figs, solid amount of sugar and a bit of dark chocolate at the middle bridge. Hoppyness that lingers.

F: medium high effervescence, low to medium feel.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby color, almost black with mocha head. Aroma has a very interesting spice and also a turkish delight note. Taste is very balanced, sweet at first with spices and bitter with coffee in the finish. Really nice and easy to drink.

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Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 41 ratings