X Imperial Stout | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jredner on 03-29-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black body. No head. A few bubbles. Very leggy.

Smell - Fudge. Raisins. Deep roast. Booze.

Taste - Very dynamic stout flavors. Chocolate. Molasses. Fudge. Moves into deep roast. Bitter coffee and some burnt malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Very heavy and sweet.

Overall - I was surprised by how good this is. More than just an over-sweet monster of a stout.

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375ml white waxed 2013 bottle poured into tulip 3/1/15, cheers kumatmebrew for the signed bottle

A black liquid, thin dark film leaves no lace but some wide legs and color left behind

S chocolate syrup, molasses, smokey fudge, nutty coffee, vanilla, a little booze but nowhere 16%, no where 10% if you want to dwell, not bad for a monster

T some fruit I didn't really pick up on the nose, still lots of dark malt and chocolate, tobacco, earthy notes, sweet but nothing over the top

M syrupy, sticky, just enough bubbles to give it some life, a little heat but not what you'd expect form a 16% monster, some cigar ash on the finish

O plenty going on and drinkable for such a big ass brew, puts you down gently but kicks your ass nonetheless

Not exactly a first thing in the morning, on a empty stomach, before important life events sorta beer but when exactly is the right time to drink a 16% beer?

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12 Oz Bottle shared by Chris. A funk of blue goat cheese, blueberries right from the Canadian shield, and a musk of black malt. I’m loving the lacto cheese character, while it could be construed as stinky. Pours deep black with a tan rim. More roquefort in the flavor, with tannic malt, cream, blackberry reduction and some roasted astringency. Ripe, is one word to use. An astounding 16% is lost amongst the sedimentary layers of inducing one too many angles of an Imperial Stout. Hops seems lost, despite profession from the bottle that the Pacific Northwest had a big influence. It’s hard to climb over the mountain of funk that stamps this beer with it’s hard to achieve uniqueness. Dark rum clamors with balsamic for a final grapple to dominate a complex flavor profile. A long awaited and pleasantly surprising opportunity to taste the enigmatic beast. Keep bringing it Danes!

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