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Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #465
Ranked #1,030
4.32 | pDev: 9.26%
May 09, 2022
Jan 02, 2009
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Notes: Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brewed by Mikkeller at Nøgne Ø, Norway. Batch #418, ABV is 10.9%. Pitch black colour, huge chocolate brown head. Lovely aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, hints of dark fruits. Intense flavour of coffee (can’t say if the "weasel" coffee was worth the price, though), also a massive malty sweetness and a solid roasty and hoppy bitterness, lasting through the long aftertaste. Not for sissies.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by dpgrifs from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very dark chocolate color. Almost no foam present.
Aroma of malt, coffee, and bourbon.
The taste of coffee and roasted malts with bourbon flavor very present.
Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by tatecarson from Louisiana

Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Jack_14 from Italy

3.28/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Fresh roasting on the nose.
Color impenetrable black.
Foam beige, evanescent even if the beer is poured vertically.
In the mouth there is a clear prevalence of toasted niote and coffee that also hide hints of chocolate and a hint of tobacco.
Non-existent carbonation.
But given the light body (too watery for my personal taste) it really feels like a brew of coffee.
I was expecting a beer with a different body honestly, but to taste it did not disappoint.
Nov 30, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

2.22/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25
Look: Pours a very, very pitch black color with a tiny, quarter finger head of beige foam. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Slightly chalky, herbal and bittersweet. An unpleasant soy sauce note is the first thing that jumps out at me. Lots of milk chocolate, semi-tart candied raisins and coffee beans. Some burnt toast and marzipan. Bourbon is in the background, a tepid medicinal, woody, resinous aroma. I think that's whats giving the beer it's "chalkiness" I was describing earlier. Cloying.

Taste: Very complex, a little too complex maybe? There's a lot to the beer and I'm afraid it all gets lost in translation. It's boozy, not atypical of a 11%er, but . . . it's just all over the place. The taste isn't bad, but it's very tannic and hard to take more than a tablespoon of a sip at a time, without your palate being completely overpowered by this herbal, sour, medicinal aftertaste. There's a nice cola and coffee flavor but it's so brief, before sickly sweet notes of chocolate syrup overpower everything. Then it becomes almost medicinal and woody. . . . and my god that aftertaste of sour soy sauce and grape juice. Yuck.

Feel: The worst part about it. Dry. Sweet. Slimy. Sticky. Oily. Thin. Hot. Boozy. Chalky. Not a fan. I would never be able to tell this was brewed with oatmeal until I read it on the bottle.

Overall: Maybe I got a bad batch. Mikkeler is usually on point but this is a classic example of one of the downsides of gypsy brewing; quality control. For such a complex beer where so much can go wrong, when you're using such an obscure ingredient like ca phe chon coffee . . . you really need to tripple check you dotted your "i"s and cross your "t"s so to say. . . Something was just off and didnt click here. I couldn't finish my bottle. . . sad to say this was a drain pour.
Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: opaque; very dark brown - almost black; 1+ finger finely pored medium brown head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: milk chocolate with deeply roasted grain in the background;

T: black coffee dominates from start to finish; deeply roasted grains are noticeable up front, but by the end, it's all black coffee; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: liked the aroma more than the flavor;
Apr 29, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very nice, has a definite coffee bitterness that isn’t a turn off, as a coffee stout should taste. Smell has an upfront chocolate maltball note, goes down easy enough with a nice coffee kick in the back of the throat afterwards. Looks just about as good as any breakfast stout, nothing crazy, will a fleeting caramel-mocha head from a vigorous pour into a tulip. Well done, check it out if you see it.
Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by craigbelly from Iowa

Dec 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Sep 21, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by yuno from New York

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by cambabeer from New York

Jan 01, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found. Label has the beer brewed and bottled at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway.
Black colored body, with just a smidge of a dark brown edge when back lit. No read head upon pouring, what sticks around is a small island and thin ring, both fed by rising bubbles. Leaves behind some lacing spots, most of which slide back down into the beer.
Aroma is of dark roasted malts, but this one has a hint of sweetness. Heavy coffee, with additions of subtle smoke, chocolate and dark fruits.
Taste is quite heavy, with its dark roasted malts and coffee. Also expresses chocolate and dark fruit. This one has a hint of smoke but no allusion to grilled meats.
Heavy mouth feel, with a mouth coating sensation. Okay carbonation.
For a higher ABV% beer, the alcohol is well hidden. As the beer warms, at times, it expresses a sensation reminiscent of cherry cola (but ensconced in rich and deep coffee). The after taste has more decadent chocolate than in the main taste profile. The beer has a forbidding appearance because of its lack of foam, but the overall aroma, taste, and mouth feel is very much of a treat.
Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer pours a deep cola brown color with fizzy tan head that is minimal and fades to almost nothing immediately after I pour the beer.
The aroma is roasted malt and rich coffee scents. I also get some milk chocolate and a bit of dark fruit underneath the chocolate. Pretty complex and interesting nose, not for the hop heads out there I suppose.
First sip reveals an average body with a bit of a chewy texture and very fine tingly carbonation. The liquid slides easily down with each swallow. The carbonation does leave a bit of a prickly sensation, almost like cayenne pepper on my tongue.
Flavor is what the nose advertises with lots of malt. I get roasted notes and coffee with some brown sugar and milk chocolate mixing together. A little dark chocolate and some molasses too, again, lots of depth to this beer and again, no hops. The booze is also pretty well hidden for 10.9%, as it drinks very easy and leaves no warming on my palate.
Quite a nice imperial coffee stout that Im glad to have tried, I would buy this one again even though it was a little pricey for one bottle ($9.50). Enjoy!
Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by SFNC from North Carolina

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by reptile3141 from Georgia

Sep 02, 2018
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Rated by egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Fucking good beer.
Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by edthehead from New York

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by gardner254 from Ohio

Jun 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2018
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Reviewed by siskiyoucellar from Oregon

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle, after one year in my cellar, poured into a Mikkeller 20cl stemmed glass from their original place in Copenhagen. Yes, I am a Mikkeller fan boy, so take that into account. This is an elegant beer, not a gimmick or a ploy at all. It has a nice head but not the strongest presence in the glass. Aromas of tangy, fruity coffee and milk chocolate blossom into a rich, complex taste that brings in caramel, a little hint of sea salt and dark brandied fruit. The feel is light and a little fluffy, unusual for a big stout but perfect for this one - the intense flavors carry the day with ease. I hope that no civets were harmed in the making of this beer, it’s a unique and delightful entry in a very crowded field.
Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 4 by grapeshops from California

May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Looks thick dark brown. No head at All
Smells super sweet like sugar and coffee.
The taste of this is smooth as hell, rich dark coffee. It even tastes like there's cream in this coffee it's so luscious.
Mouthfeel is smooth very little carbonation.
Overall I'm impressed with how much this is like an iced coffee and I really like that it's nearly 11%. Very expensive though. I can't believe this is so rare and was crapped out by civets!
May 02, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by EMCEE from Michigan

Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Apr 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Quite lackluster as compared to the original beer geek breakfast. Pretty plain tasting for an adjunct filled stout. I am let down on this one. Mikkeller's stouts are usually an A- or higher. Cheers! B
Apr 02, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Couldn’t find a bottled on date, cap had:
KL 13:54:26
BF 25/05/26

Pours black and syrupy, with a thin ivory head and some nice brown lace around the glass.

The nose on this is great. Roasty coffee, sweet fudge chocolate, hints of molasses and booze. Rounded out really well.

This one hits sharply with bitter dark coffee with charred oak and tobacco undertones. The backend still has that sweet fudge and molasses but more as an afterthought. The balance is nice yet again.

Medium bodied, syrupy and very smooth. A boozy warmth settles down the hatch. Low carb, sticky finish.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by ogman from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Black in color impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and just a wisp of it covering about half of the top. The aroma is of dark chocolate, fudge, oatmeal, and just a hint of dark roasted coffee. It tastes like dark chocolate and fudge with just a hint of bitter roasted coffee in the back of the palate. The mouth is silky smooth and yet formidable. The oatmeal has made this dangerously smooth. This is very decadent and one of the best dessert beers out there.
Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by Bdabeer from Bermuda

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by crob3888 from California

Feb 16, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by RMW66 from Australia

Feb 15, 2018
Rated: 3.36 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Feb 09, 2018
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