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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-02-2009

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.91/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Minimal brown head that dissipated after 30 seconds. Deep brown color.

S - Nose is very malty, with dark sweet fruits.

T - Boozy, sweet, and malty with a chocolate and prune aftertaste. A slight bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Heavy medium, with fairly strong booziness and active carbonation.

O - Very tasty, and great for slow sipping.

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

Pours pitch black with small tan head.
Aroma has huge coffee, cocoa, chocolate cake,
Taste is huge coffee, caramel, fudge, bitter chocolate, dried dark fruits, oily

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Photo of Dzu
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into snifter glass.
L: Black color with a weak white foam head.
S: Cocoa beans. Dark chocolate
T: Coffee, dark chocolate, milk.
F: Great balanced. Medium body and carbonation.
O: Superb stout.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/13/2016. Pours pitch black color with a small dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, dark bread, marshmallow, and molasses; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, dark bread, marshmallow, and molasses; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/woody hop and roast malt/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, dark bread, marshmallow, molasses, light vanilla/dark fruit, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.9%. Overall this is an incredible imperial coffee oatmeal stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. Very unique/intense on coffee complexity and awesome balance with the base oatmeal stout. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Buck89
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Teku. A nearly opaque dark brown color with a foamy and large tan head that receeded quickly. The aroma was somewhat muted: freshly ground coffee, bread, and roasted malt. The taste was much better: bitter up front with a bit of floral hops, followed with rich chocolate, toast, coffee, and faint cherries. A creamy, robust body with a silky feel. There was a nice warming on the end signaling the alcohol, but it wasn't boozy. Very nice.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Jet inky black in color, the pour gradually forms up very thick tan foamy head that very well retains itself with very good retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting effervescence film on the surface and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Very nice coffee aroma, it is like espresso, black coffee, or even mocha with no any astringency or sourness. Chocolate in kind of dark and creamy milky as well as cocoa powder, licorice can also be sensed together with dark fruits in kind of plum and black cherry. Malt is also there with big breadiness of dark bread, roasted, some smoke, toasted biscuit, vanilla, and caramel while hop with subtle floral scent. The aroma is almost flawless for non-barrel aging Imperial Stout.

The more the beer settles itself, the more deliciousness that you will get, so, enjoy it slowly. It is still coffee to dominate the taste buds. The coffee profile is very intense and tasty with only slight astringency from roasted malt. Chocolate and cocoa powder too as well as solid malt bill with notes of dark bread, toasted biscuit, roasted, some smoke, vanilla, and caramel yet with the smoothness from oat. Apart from that, it also provides the suggestion of licorice and dark fruits to add some complexity to the flavor structure. The end is all those flavors to wrap up and nicely mingle together along with a slight hop bitterness trait.

Full body with some stickiness but not cloying, very smooth through the mouthfeel from some crisp and some lively carbonation, it is not that much but it is proper to carry all the things well. Finish is very dry and pleasant.

Super tasty and delicate brew, I have to stop myself to not quaffing it too fast. The coffee profile here is very rich, prominent, and refined that is also being nicely complement by great chocolate and roasted character. Alcohol is quite hidden underneath the coffee greatness which only some poke through once it is warm.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. Beer pours with a pure black, oil-like appearance with very thin dark brown lacing on the sides and very little head. Full aromas of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and vanilla. The taste followed the nose but definitely sensed some dark fruit and cherry flavors being more pronounced in the aftertaste. Lightly creamy with a medium carbonation. Overall, fantastic aromas with a spectacular flavor dynamic.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a deep black with just a touch of mahogany around the edges. a small tan head that leaves behind a creamy lacing. Dark and opaque.

Smell: maple syrup, light stale coffee, rich maltiness, milk chocolate, bitter roast. some prunes and other dark fruits

Taste: opens with a smooth and creamy milk chocolate sweetness that ends with notes of maple syrup. a big roasty bitterness takes over along with more coffee and some stale coffee.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy. nice roasty bitterness and some warmth to it.

Overall: a nice beer. coffee is on the lower end and slightly stale but it does nicely with the overall balance of the beer.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a tulip glass. It's been cellared for better than a year.

Pitch and opaque black color brew with a 1F brown cap that eases down to a thick film. Fat rings and spot lacing.

Strong licorice at first then come the dark chocolate and coffee. There's alcohol, too.

Lots of roast. Malt, chocolate, coffee. The licorice stays strong. Hints of sweet whisky.

Medium-full body with a touch or carbonation tingle. The coffee is still strong after aging. The oatmeal adds body.

The licorice holds this back some for my liking, still good, though.

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Photo of do_ob
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a tulip. Very dark brown on the pour and black in the glass. A thin head of brown foam briefly rests on top before quickly fizzing down into nothing. The nose is bittersweet dark chocolate, toasty coffee, lactose, and a hint of vanilla. The taste follows along in the same vein. Loads of milky chocolate and booze, vanilla, caramel malt, and expresso. Wonderfully dense and chewy. With the specific style in mind, I think this might be better than FBS. Great beer.

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Photo of janubio
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a black colour, with a brown head, medium retention. Thin dotted lace.Aroma of chocolate, mocha, licorice, dried fruits, spices. Creamy palate, full body, carbonation is just enough, Taste is similar to the aroma: chocolate, mocha, red and dried fruits, spices. All that you want, A beast. Best Mikkeler I've had.

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Photo of Suds
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This brew is an opaque, brownish-black beer with a tall brown-tan head. The aroma is intense with coffee, roasted grain, and dark fruit. The taste is fairly dry, and a nice balance. The coffee and roasted notes come out swinging. Full in body, warming, creamy, and intense. Of course, the unique coffee makes this a 'gimmick' beer. Nonetheless, it is well-made, tasty, interesting, and substantial. I liked it.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unknown vintage; drank 4/1/15 on draft @ Fischmans.

Black/brown appearance.

Nice dark tan head; nice lace.

Raw oats & bakers chocolate in the nose.

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate & mild raspberry flavors up front; a faintly chalky finish. A rich, drinkable treat with no booze heat. Tasty!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours opaque pitch black with a frothy brown foam head. Smells like rich woody dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, black cherry, fig, plum, black grape, some molasses, dark caramel, brown sugar, oats, vanilla, roasted malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like rich, woody, nutty dark roast coffee, dark chocolate pudding, black cherry, fig, plum, black grapes, molasses, dark caramel, charred brown sugar, vanilla, oats, roasted malts, with spicy earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with low tingling carbonation. Overall a really great Vietnamese coffee imperial oatmeal stout.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stellar black with a hint of brown near the edges in sunlight. The one quarter finger of head is rusty brown and dissipates immediately. Alcohol legs, and almost a stain of brown left on the glass.

Smells of big coffee, alcohol, black liquorice, and sweet, sugary notes of icing sugar.

Coffee, hints of liquorice, a solid sweet, and almost sugary, fruity notes. Its like those assorted black liquorice candies that come in multiple colours, only emphasising the black liquorice.

Thick, oily body, with thin, wisp like carbonation.

Been cellaring this one for a while. Got it on Wish beer, drinking in Chiang Mai, Nov 7th, 2016. Outstanding? The fact that it supposedly has Kopi Luwak in it makes it outstanding. I've had coffee Luwak from Indonesia on several occasions, both when I went to Jakarta, and by brewing the beans I purchased there. Nothing to make the actual beans distinguishable in the flavour in this brew. It is however a good, solid example of an Imperial stout just the same.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extraordinary coffee and whisky (or cognac) in the nose, same in taste. Perfectly balanced sweetness and bitterness. Although it might not be one of the most original beers I've ever had, it certainly is one of the best.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with a thin brown lacing

S - Coffee coffee and coffee, Nothing overwhelming

T - Light earthy hops, coffee all long, really nice coffee by the way. Light oatmeal with not too much acidity, just good balance. Nuts

F - Smooth with a gentle carbonation

O - Great beer, nice balance. Not boozy at all. Certainly the best oatmeal stout I've had to date

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Photo of KensWorld
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jet black and thick as 30 weight. Funky aroma. Extremely complex, coffee forward, chewy and strong. Massive stout with shitty aftertaste. Sipped it for hours.

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Photo of Mashbrew
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is shit! Weasel shit that is... Tastes great, nice and roasty. The fecal matter smell doesn't dissipate in the brewing process (but isn't that the point?) This beer will give you a shit eating grin

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Photo of moose1980
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clearly a strong, roasted coffee aroma, but also a strange earthy, radish aroma as well. Not necessarily off-putting, just odd. Some additional fruity notes that are reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries - the kind with liqueur inside. Nice ristretto flavor and dark, bitter chocolate. Solid body with only a slight touch of sweetness on the end. Excited to try the BA version.

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Photo of Zoomslowik
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Black, starts with a decent tan head but fades.

S- Dark chocolate and coffee.

T- Chocolate, bitter coffee, some sweetness on the finish.

F- Good thickness, but not heavy. Bitterness lingers a bit.

O- Solid, though I'm not a huge coffee fan so this isn't my favorite.

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Photo of ptykozoon
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours oil. No head/lacing.

Mostly roasted coffee, subtle vanilla, dark chocolate.

Roasted coffee with a maple syrup sweetness. Oatmeal.

Bitter dry mouthfeel.

Don't mind the disgusting details, this is delicious.

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Photo of FBarber
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black and oily with a two finger tan head.

Smell is of coffee, bitter chocolate, nuts, and roasted malts. Also bit of a boozy smell coming through - almost like a cognac?

The taste is really good - honestly did not expect it after the smell, which while it wasn't bad, wasn't amazing either. Thick chocolately and boozy up front with a bitter finish. Undertones of roasted nuts, coffee, and malts. Finishes with a sweet vanilla aftertaste that leaves you anticipating the next sip. Its hard to explain, but the taste is initially a bit choppy, but it finishes really smoothly.

Feel is very lusciously thick with a surprising amount of carbonation considered it poured pretty still. Very smooth and very drinkable.

Overall a very enjoyable and tasty brew. I'm glad I got the chance to try it, but at the going rate for this beer ($9/12 oz in Chicago), I won't be picking it up again.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pouring in my snifter, I see a rich viscous obsidian black fluid hugging the glass and producing an evanescent tan head.
As I marvel at it, there it comes, the luring aroma of coffee. Mixed with the layers of roasty dark chocolate with sweet nutty notes in it. Maybe some dark fruit and even vanilla.
I have to clarify that she's not the best smelling coffee stout I have had.
Sipping it, roasty malts and intense coffee. Lots of dark dark chocolate. Coffee delivers in terms of not being bitter or burnt yet intense, which is hallmark of civet coffee. I taste dried prunes and almost a boozy liquor like (rum or sherry truffles) in the backend.
It has a very very smooth slick feel thanks to the oats. And the taste lingers and lingers like a sloth climbing a sequoia.
It is truly heavenly delight and absolutely worth it. I don't think I will buy this in big volumes (too many good and slightly more affordable stouts to try still) but certainly an occasional treat.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep black, but lacking head. Oily, flat (appearance). Aroma was a mixture of liquors. Wouldn't say it smacked heavy of cognac, more of just unidentified booze. Did have some leather, smoke and oak complexities.

Taste was warming, some coffee, but not as big as the non barreled versions of this beer. Some complexities like oak and citrus underneath the coffee and cognac. A super expensive beer. One of those special occasion beers.

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