Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm | Mikkeller ApS

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Crooked Moon Tattoo StockholmCrooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with figs.

Added by dcmchew on 07-07-2015

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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 thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rating from notes taken in Summer 2015 at Kaisla in Helsinki:

Stout brewed with figs. 11 euro per 11.2 oz bottle. 8% ABV.


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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 wilhelmr3
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbertsch
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pkalix
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darktronica
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 AdmiralOzone
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 GRG1313
3.29/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at home. Very dark brown with a tall tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, figs, prunes, cocoa and a metallic feeling in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Nurglitch
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Crooked Moon Tattoo Stockholm from Mikkeller ApS
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