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Mikkeller ApS
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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 cadaugherty
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Local Option beer geek Thursday event.

This beer is too fresh right now. I feel that my review is a bit tainted since this was the new batch and on tap. It needs age simple as that.

Appearance- Dark black with 1 finger of light brown head that dissipates quickly into a neat little ring.

Aroma and Taste- Coffee, coffee, coffee. Rich and roasty, and a little bit overpowering. Honestly this is very 1-note right now and needs time to mellow out.

Mouthfeel- Thick with good carbonation

Drink- One 8 oz snifter is more than enough.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with no light visible with an one finger dark khaki colored head. The beer leaves a slick alcohol lace all over the glass with every move. The aroma is of coffee, but not a bitter coffee, there is also hints of roast and a slight smell of alcohol. The smell is very inviting. The taste has a roasty backbone and then a nice coffee taste. Again the taste isn't bitter. There is a milk chocolate taste and then a bit of roast. A slight alcohol burn finishes out. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Overall it is a very solid beer. The taste is well balanced with nothing over power. The balance of the aroma and taste leave you wanting more.

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Photo of sidetracked
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with medium brown head. Good initial head that lingers around the edges. Some lacing from the initial pour.

Smell is bitter roasted malts and coffee, a little semi-sweet milk and bitter chocolate. Not a very strong aroma.

Slightly sweet upfront--brown sugar and a little coffee bitterness. Coffee comes in more during the middle. Finish has more coffee bitterness with some molasses sweetness. A very different coffee flavor than other stouts.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Low carbonation. Somewhat velvety.

Good sweet and bitter balance with a really unique coffee flavor. Enjoyable but too pricey.

3/10/2011

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Photo of jjanega08
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a lucious black color with a nice super thick and sexy dark tan head on it that holds great retention and lacing. I thought I saw a few chunks fall out that made me think of poop... Other than that it looks great.

S= The smell is really clean coffee aroma with a bit of a soy sauce smell but it's not the bad soy sauce you get with Triple Bock it's more of a deep sweetness if that makes sense. I dunno why but soy sauce comes to mind first.

T= The taste on this one is heavenly. People say it's the best coffee in the world and I must say it is the smoothest cleanest coffee flavor I've ever had. The soy sauce in the smell isn't coming through in the taste at all and it's becoming just a pure sweet stout with a nice coffee taste. The finish is a bit boozy but nothing an imperial stout drinker can't handle.

M= A nice heavy mouth with a sweet finish before some of the coffee dries it out.

O= Not a bad beer at all. I would drink this again and again but it isn't what I was hoping. I've got locally avalible stouts readily avalible to me that are just as good. Worth trying for the novelty though.

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Photo of DividedAvery
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml Bottle into an Odell's Pint Glass

A: Pours a very dark brown almost black color. Interestingly enough there was almost no head. Really black, did mention how black it was?

S: Coffee. Acidic coffee dominates the nose with slight hints of chocolate in the background

T: Smooth and just tons of coffee. I love coffee personally and I was not prepared for the first few sips of this guy. It really is a great beer and gets better after a few sips. It is not a coffee flavor that I have encountered before, a very different bean indeed. The lingering taste reminds me of the aftertaste of drinking a cup of black coffee. Did I mention it tastes like coffee?

M: Honestly this beer was a little bit thinner than I was hoping. Based on the color and full flavor I was truly expecting a bit thicker beer. Also the fact that there had been no head when it was poured the carbonation level was actually pretty good

Overall: I like this beer. I don't know that I would keep one around but if it was cold and I was in the mood I may be able to drink it again. This one was too much coffee even for a coffee lover.

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Photo of pants678
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black with a thin, thin brown head.

Not much nose-wise but some coffee. Not bold, though.

Dark chocolate's the highlight for me. Right up it's rich and has that bittersweet finish. Coffee's not subdued, rather prominent. Alcohol's a tad hot. Rich. For the price, I'll still take the Espresso Yeti.

Thick but grainy and gritty, which is welcome.

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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very expensive 500 ml at Beerbistro, recent batch left by the Denmark merchant fleet, and tested by our local large government at 9.4%. This is a top beer for coffee lovers. It pour black with great white head that becomes increasingly brown and much lace is left as it sinks in the glass. A sipper, with a sharp and overwhelming coffee presence. Taste is chocolately. A profound bitterness, with malt behind it. Just don't gulp it too soon. Full mouthfeel, well roasted though not burnt. Perhaps a quarter cup of the actual strong coffee. Not the best coffee I have tasted, and not the best imperial stout of so many good ones I have enjoyed of late.

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Photo of MiScusi
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks JesseTheHutt, JRhode, Jhamel for this!!

A-black, tan head builds up methodically but continues to mushroom after the pour has stopped.

S- coffee, some sweetness, faint berry/fruit that I also picked up in the beer geek breakfast.

T- coffee, rich deep dark semi-sweet chocolate. Mild tang.

M- Very thick, carbonation comes through very fine with tiny bubbles, prickly.

D- good for a syrup.

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Photo of ThirdLap
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Monument Wine and Spirits for $15. Split with a friend in regular pint glasses at about 45°F.

Pours opaque black, producing a huge, chunky head that varies in color from light to dark tan. Lacing and the (initially resilient) head disappear with the beer.

I didn't get as much coffee on the nose as I was expecting. It was definitely there, just not as pronounced as with many other coffee-based Imperial stouts. Milk chocolate, cola, cherries, and a bit of oak were all present.

Taste is initially dominated by milk/dark chocolate and bitter coffee. As it warms, sweet dark fruit, roasted malt, caramel, and a strong hop presence are revealed. Strong bitter coffee hits on the sides of the tongue and lasts long after the swallow.

There's a review on here stating this beer has minimal carbonation and a full body. I found just the opposite: TONS of carbonation... almost soft drink like. The body was medium for the style, and a tad oily. Alcohol was well-hidden.

A sipper, but one completely worth seeking out if you enjoy coffee-infused imperial stouts.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Dvelcich's tasting on 07.31.10 - reviewed from notes. This was brought and shared by Oreo -- bad user name, but good guy!

So this is a shit beer, as in it literally uses shit in the some where in the brewing process. (yes, I understand that it is the coffee beans that are eaten and defacated undigested and those are what is the shit, but still).
Ok, let's do it.

Pours a deep dark dark dark dark brown. I'm running out of natural light to hold it up to, but it is definately opaque with some reddish hints around the edges. There are some reddish hiues in the head too, which was about a half finger of creamy color tight bubbles.

Smells malty with some sweetness-- dry malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Took a sip and wow is this thick. So thick and creamy it is hard to describe. Really full-bodied.

Chocolate and espresso notes lead the way with lots of flavor-- perhaps a hint of earthiness.

This is surprisingly drinkable. I am impressed.

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Photo of _IanMcG561
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color - Dark brown - black with a dark tan head.

Mouth feel - Rich, Creamy, Bitter

Smell - Aromatic, Coffee, Roasted, Sweet, Chocolaty

Taste - Dark Chocolate, Roasted, Malty, Bitter, Tobacco, Leather

Overall - This beer is absolutely delicious, drinks like a dark chocolate coffee with roasted hints of sweetness. Leaves a nice bitter aftertaste like you just finished a great cup of coffee with a gratuitous amount of booze in it. This beer flat out rules.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks CBA.

A - Black, creamy, khaki two finger head. Minimal carbonation. When I poured this there were black chunks along with it which I assume were yeast. But I have never seen anything like that before. Let me reiterate that they were fairly large CHUNKS.

S - Coffee, dark fruit, licorice, brown sugar. Nothing exciting, mild.

T - Loads of coffee and some chocolate. Nice bitter finish with semi sweet chocolate, licorice, and burnt sugar. A good mix of flavours.

M - Thick, creamy, minimal carbonation. Really bitter finish. Really coats the tongue well.

D - Not amazing, but good. I liked it and it was a good size to share.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The secret ingredient is poop. This is a coffee / imperial stout that is made with coffee that has passed through the digestive system of a small mammal (its why its called weasel).

Beer is dark black and forms a thick brown head that falls away quickly and leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate to low. Looks like a stout.

Aroma is slightly boozy, lots of coffee. Some sour notes. Its not that appealing a smell sorry to say. Its really strong, the coffee is most forward so I'll forgive it some of subtle flavors.

High roast, lots of coffee, medium body, lots of backend bitterness from the coffee. This beer is really really strong. Drinkability suffers from strength. Overall a good coffee stout, definitely get the coffee flavors coming through for sure. Wow, second taste is just as strong, bitterness builds. If you love coffee and dark beers, this is for you, otherwise avoid. Nice.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to psycohops for sharing this bottle. Purchased at Abe's in Bethlehem for $11. Poured into my Victory shaker glass. Appears a nearly opaque ultra dark brown color with a finger of dense, creamy, lingering, dark ecru foam. Smells of fruity hops, dark berries, milk chocolate, and sweet mocha. Tastes of rich, sweet mochaccino, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, slightly sour, mild bitterness, bitter dark chocolate towards the finish, roasted coffee beans, fruity berries, and molasses. Rather rich and close to full bodied with medium carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, but not over the top. A tasty, sip able coffee stout that paired nicely with a few squares of Endangered Species 72% cocoa dark chocolate.

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Photo of worstfisherman1
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminiscent of biting into high percentage dark chocolate cocoa, 90% or higher with premium coffee notes! It's dry and smooth yet not silky or bitter. This beer becomes more enjoyable with every sip. It is a great morning/after dinner/evening/desert beer! Enjoy!

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Photo of TBonez477
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nearly zero head, even after rigorous pour. Bubbles apparent in glass however.

S: Nice roasted smell, alcohol as well as chocolate and coffee notes.

T: Chocolate is big in this one, followed by cold pressed coffee. First sweet, then bitter. Also a slight marshmallow flavor to this one right where chocolate transfers to coffee.

M: Thick, full feel. Medium low carbonation, appropriate for style. Roast gives this a long finish.

O: A nice brew for the style. Not a ton here to differentiate from others of the same style but good overall. Price indicates to me that there are reasonable substitutes available.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an oily black with a thin dark tan head that fizzles out quickly, but not before coating the inner glass with tight carb slowly succumbing to gravity. The nose is burnt caramel, coffee (more pronounced as it warms), chocolate, a little bitterness, and a touch of fruitiness. The taste definitely brings forward a rich coffee bitterness swept over by full bodied sweetness and a lingering bitter-sweet coffee aftertaste. It's got the body I'd expect from a big double stout with modest alcohol, little carbonation, and most of its bitterness derived from the coffee, though there may be a hop component that creeps up in the finish. This is definitely what I expected; big flavors, great coffee highlights, and affordability.

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Photo of ritzkiss
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml from Willow Park in Calgary, batch 4?. best before 011212.

Pours a jet black with a beautiful cascading cappuccino head which leaves sticky lacing down the glass.

Nose is a mellow, smooth roasted espresso bean smell, hint of chocolate and roasted malt, perhaps a bit of milky sweetness.

Whoah, the nose does not warn you for the punch the flavor packs. Cold espresso, booze, loads of bitter roast, light milk chocolate sweetness, molasses, bit of hop greenness in the finish, chocolate fudge cake, medium body, certainly not the milkshake thickness that many Impys are, bit of ethanol fumes in the finish.

Man, I love the big bold flavors but the alcohol is just too prominent at this point to consider this a complete success. The coffee notes are sublime, the sweetness nicely restrained and balanced, the flavor rich - the booze just holds this back at this point. Would love to try an aged one to see if this changes in even 6 months time.

Edit: As it warms, the booze turns a little to sticky sweetness. Also, lots of 'sludge' left at the bottom of the glass - residual sugars?

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Photo of ne0m00re
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

08/23/10- had this one out of a pint bottle.
A: Pitch black with a slow developing chocolate head.
S: Very strong fresh coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark berries, very welcoming!
T: Chocolate roasted cofee throughout, like the strongest espresso, with super roasted tart (well, almost!) blackberry finish. Also in the mix: banana (very sweet) and raspberries. Intense.
M: Super thick and creamy.
D: Only OK. I wouldn't want to drink a lot of this one.

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Photo of klikger
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour served in a Bruery tulip

A - Dark, dark brown with a decent brown head & great lacing.

S - Rich coffee, dried cherries

T - Earthy, roasted malts along with dried apricot and milk chocolate up front. Back half consists of more of the same with the addition of a touch of smoke and a dark chocolate finish.

M - Creamy & rich, but not syrupy.

D - A sipper, but not bad by any means. I could polish off a bomber myself, for sure.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting take on the coffee infused Stout movement- an Oatmeal Stout. A silky smooth style with moderate roastiness combined with a nutty creme coffee could do the trick.

The beer pours with all the confidence, color, and viscocity of an Imperial Stout. However the foamstance is short-lived and carbonation fades rather quickly.

Bold aromas of coffee and alcohol takes the forefront while the softer oatmeal and Stout qualities take a steadfast position in the background. Nutty, roasty, toasty aromas work into a lather as the malts release slight caramel and heavy cream notes.

Flavors react much the same. Sharp coffee flavor dominates the medium Stout taste. Kona and Columbian coffees come to mind as I don't relate the the actual coffee beans used here. Nutty, and buttery coffee tones work well with the caramelized malts while contributing heavy toast, charred applewood, and bitter cocoa powder.

The mouthfeel, however, is where the beer takes a hit. The sharpness, bitterness, and astringency of the coffee completely over-power the timid nature of the Oatmeal Stout. This diminishes the fullness, creaminess, and chewiness of the base beer. Heavy alcohols give a paint-thinner sensation to the texture and taste of the beer. This isn't as prevailant in Russian Imerial versions of coffee Stouts.

Ultimately a fine beer but it pails in comparisons to the coffee infused Russian Imperial versions. Not in the class with the Dark Horizons and KBS of the world.

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Photo of Sam21
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle purchased for $15. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance – Oily and black as it slides out of the bottle and coats the inside of the glass. Dark brown highlights show at times, but otherwise are difficult to spot. Brown head with good retention for such a hefty brew. It presents itself nicely and begs to be respected.

Smell – Deep, dark, and complex coffee aromas are most prominent. Notes of earth, potting soil?, are equally prominent and tied into the dark roast. Behind the coffee lies a foundation of dark rich chocolate.

Taste – Really intense flavors create a blend of bitter dark chocolate, complex dark roast coffee, and earth. It’s not necessarily complex in that the components are easy to pull apart, but the earthiness is what sets it apart for me. Finish is full of rich sweetness, bitter chocolate, and a lingering note of roasted coffee. As the coffee fades into obscurity I am noticing the robust notes of dark chocolate sticking to the very back of the tongue. Accents of vanilla, molasses, and an underlying citrus hop bite that almost goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel – Full-bodied. Silky, creamy, and smooth as can be.

Drinkability – This is a very intense imperial stout. Hefty sweet base with a boatload of rich dark roasted coffee that is accented by a peculiar earthiness. Great supporting cast of characters and a wonderful feel. Definitely worth the price tag if only once.

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Photo of Franz4
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes from tasting 3/20/11

A-Pours dark as you would expect, average head and lacing

S- nose is coffee, seemed a touch subdued to what I was expecting.

T- Taste follows the nose with the coffee merging with some warming toasted malts.

M- I thought this was a little lighter than expected, finished slightly dry

O- I was hoping for more from this brew, especially at the pricepoint. The beer was tasty, but not tasty enough for the $$.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and oatmeal with some chocolate, black licorice and coffee and a little dark fruit and alcohol.

The flavor is sweet sugary lactic chocolate with some coffee. It has a big sharp roasted bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, very nice. I recall thinking the beer geek breakfast was a little better balanced and more enjoyable.

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Photo of Rish907
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very interesting beer to try.. the coffee bean and all. Super coffee aroma and taste.. hides the alcohol quite well, very good for almost 11%. The coffee/espresso overpowers most of the taste which I think is its downfall, otherwise could be great. Not the best but not the worst. Good to try for the sake of having... the complex stouts tantalize my palate. This is straightfoward and direct. Don't know if my buds would seek out again, but who knows..

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