Black (黑) | Mikkeller ApS

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Black (黑)Black (黑)

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade, ale yeast and champagne yeast.

Added by kkipple on 02-19-2008

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Photo of brother_kenneth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7oz bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Athens, GA). 16.99. Best by 4/21/13 and purchased last March so I assume bottled 4/21/11. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours coal black with a full two fingers of dense dark tan head that maintains a thin cap throughout and leaves copious lace.

Smells sweet and roasty. Chocolate, caramel, semi charred malts, honey and dark toast.

The taste is unlike anything I've ever had before. Bitter char, dark cocoa, burnt sugar, smoke, black coffee, mild soy sauce, molasses, honey, bittersweet red berry seeds, earthy and a soft but persistent alcohol heat. An interesting balance between sweet, roasty and boozey.

Oily, slick, medium heavy feel with fairly low but noticeable carbonation. Bitter, boozey burnt caramel and molasses finish.

A different take on the big imperial stout. I imagine the 2+ years has toned down the booze but this went down like something closer to 10% than it's 17%. I liked it but it's not something that I feel I'll need to revisit.

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Photo of djeyez
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of sia478
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of flyersfan900
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SonOfOdin
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DerrickW
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jah_Json
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Bryan_Kessler
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ScottyBonzai
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Jordy777
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TheHumanTorch
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of tabhill
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Um...everyone who's dogging on this should just go back to drinking their Bud Lights and so on. C'mon people, bring your man cards to the table...This beer is amazingly complex, and perfectly executed. The roasty and smokey qualities come together in perfect harmony. Get it, if you can find it.

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Photo of Benesi88
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Brabander
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of beerpirates
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Black (黑) from Mikkeller ApS
3.72 out of 5 based on 564 ratings.
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