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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 Gtreid
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Pretty much black, but with some slight ruby highlights. The por dropped a one finger head that faded to a thin rim and didn't leave any lace.

A: Bitter coffee, black and roasted malt. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and earth. Small caramel note followed by slight notes of wood.

T: Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and robust coffee. The coffee is very bitter, so the combination of the dark roast with the apperant hop bite makes for a very bitter, dry finish.

M: Oatmeal stouts always have a creamy, full mouthfeel, and this one is no different.

O: I thought this was a very well crafted beer. I did however think there was too much bitterness. The coffee flavor is very nice, but the alcohol comes through a bit much. Very good, but could've been great. Skal.

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Photo of SuperNova777
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a non transparent black with a huge tan head with nice lacing. Rich roastiness
along with big coffee comes thru as well with some chocolate. Same flavors come thru in the taste with coffee seems to cover the palate. Nice body that is a little thicker and syrupy. Easy going down with no alcohol bite on it as well, seems that I drank it pretty quickly.

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Photo of GregSVT
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16oz bottle into a snifter - courtesy of Stig

A: Pours a deep black with a nice dark tan head that fades to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is mocha coffee with a bit of cocoa and vanilla on the finish.

T: There are flavors of coffee, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate on the finish. Much tastier than the Breakfast version.

M: The feel is medium bodied with an oily feeling on the finish. A bit thin but not bad.

D: Pretty tasty coffee stout and something I'd probably have again. The ABV will catch up with you over the course of a bottle but it's still pretty good.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Ebenezer's
Thick black liquid with a rich creamy mocha head that lasts forever. Huge chocolate and coffee aroma with plenty of brown sugary sweetness to pull this desert beer together. Very rich, nice brew!

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Photo of claytong
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - black and viscous on pour. pretty headless. no lacing to speak of except minor rim.

smell - coffee and chocolate. a bit of sour grape? or is that poop? smells good. darkness

taste - a certainly odd coffee like roast. deep dark chocolate. an odd bitter/oil there.

mouthfeel - oddly the appearance didnt mean too much in this aspect. wasnt that thick, decent carbonation. oil coating in the mouth was there.

sort of weirded me out since my friends kept talking about it being made of turds. skipped ahead to the rumpkin, but a good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of nodder
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black with a thin tan head fading to a persistent ring. Slight lacing.

S- Burnt coffee, highly roasted malts, cigarette ash, chocolate. Complex smell.

T- Strong burnt coffee and sweet black licorice. The roasted maltiness is there also. Bitter hops come through in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.

M- Medium body and smooth. A lighter mouth than expected.

O- Another great stout from the "beer geek" series. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of newk340
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A thin head but a thick beer, completely black pour.

S: A very strong coffee aroma laced with oatmeal, a very thick smell that completely fills the nostrils.

T: A solid imperial stout, very front heavy with the coffee with an oatmeal and chocolate afterthought.

MF/D: Thick feel, smooth on the palate, would try again, though certainly not my favorite imperial stout. perfect for sharing (thanks hu5om) from the pint bottle.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Pour It Black
Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Black as black with a thin brown head and sheets and spiderwebs of lace left all the way down the glass. Shiny and gorgeous.

A very aromatic stout consisting of plenty of roasted malts and rich, authentic coffee along with a note of molasses sweetness.

The flavor follows the aroma very similarly: coffee is leading the way, followed by roasted malt, and sweet molasses.

Big, thick, luscious mouthfeel.

Easily my favorite Mikkeller offering so far.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle split and poured into an imperial pint. 10.9% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for another black-as-night beer!

A - Totally black with an amazing cascading dark chocolate tan head. Massive dense two-and-a-half finger head with low retention and thin lace that looks like textured translucent laminate. Maybe it's all the left-over civet poop.

S - Dry and bitter roasted malts with mild chocolate and a hint of coffee. A bit disappointing in the coffee level for it being brewed with coffee. Very roasted bitter aroma. The oats barely poke through the finish. No civet poop aroma.

T - Deep roasted malts with a drizzle-hint of molasses and a crumble of chocolate flakes but little in the way of coffee again. The oats poke through a little like the aroma but it falls mainly into the roasted malt area. Again, no civet poop flavor.

M - Full-bodied and smooth with a rich feel and flavor. Soft and round, the oats are a nice touch and balance. Mild balance of sweet malts and bitterness. Not filled with chunks of civet poop either so that's nice.

D - Good flavor and good drinkability for it's rich profile but I'm disappointed in both the lack of coffee and civet poop. (I'm kidding about one of the two. Guess which.)

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Photo of wnh
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Pours opaque and thick, black with a reddish-tinted dark tan head.

Aromas of coffee beans, dark (but not quite bitter) chocolate, fresh leaves, and sweet caramel. Milk chocolate on the palate, light-ish on the coffee. Leafy. Slightly acidic. Considerable dark fruit notes (fig? plum?).

Medium to heavy in body, with a chocolately, creamy consistency. Easy and smooth.

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Photo of smcolw
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impressive thick and dense dark tan head. Lots of ring lace. Near black in color. No light passes through.

Coffee and cream aroma.

Very dark flavors of black patent, almost like espresso. Lighter body than I expected. Lots of chewy burnt malts--subtle dark molasses sweetness in the background. The aftertaste is quite bitter.

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Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a dark tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, and strong hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, slight hops, hint of coffee, and a slight acidic/tangy citric note. Overall, great appearance, good feel, body, and blend. This is style of American Double is more to liking than the over-the-top alcohol dominated styles. The alcohol is clearly present, but is balanced well with the malt and hops bitterness as well as the tang. This was a fantastic sipping beer.

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Photo of oregonskibum
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a small snifter glass.

A: Color is black trailing to a dark brown at the edge. Pours with a 3/4 inch bright brown head that slowly dissipates to a thin brown film on top. Nice lacing on the edge of the glass.

S: First smell is very earthy. Pulled from the fridge, this beer needed some time to warm-up and open up. As it did, the dark cocoa and coffee aromas became more apparent. Smells like dark roasted espresso beans. Also getting a faint, but deep woodsy scent.

T: Wow, the flavors are intense. Way more than anticipated from the smell. Solid blast of smokey, roasted coffee flavors early. Flavor continues to be very earthy, very strong. Mid taste, chocolate and some faint sweetness from the malts show up with a lingering coffee bitterness. The heat from the alcohol slowly builds and there is a nice warmth on the finish. Finish is long and outside of the warmth from the alcohol, reminds me of drinking good dark coffee.

M: Big body, thick, clingy. This is a meal, definitely a sipper. Carbonation moderate, about right. Edit: marked down a notch due to increasing graininess as I got towards the of the bottle. Last two or three tablespoons of last pour were dumped due to heavy sediment.

D: Not an everyday beer, even putting aside the price. I'm glad I got to try this though. One of the most intense flavor experiences yet. The coffee literally smacks you in the face on first taste. While I will definitely have this again, I wouldn't consider it an easy to drink beer. Edit: I dropped one rating because this beer literally became tiring to drink. I had about 4/5 of the bottle and that was too much in one 90-minute session.

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Photo of cpone
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black body with a foamy dark toffee head that leaves a thick, smoky lacing.

S: Pure cocoa, roasted coffee bean and oats are the stars here with cinnamon, alcohol and smoked meat as a supporting cast.

T: Very smooth coffee and roasted malts, slightly on the sweet side but with some acidity. Laces your mouth with tobacco - pipe tobacco. Get a quick shot of the alcohol. A slightly bitter cocoa finish. Intense.

M: Leaves your mouth tingling and salivating, and coats it with tobacco - like the best cigar you've had. Maybe the beer's strongest point.

D: It's absurdly heavy and intense and not that drinkable for the style. Take it slow.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours a deep opaque blackness with a fluffy tanned head resting on top. Slick, oily retention across the beer with spotty rings of lacing no the glass.

Very rich and robust in the nose with cocoa, caramel and molasses. Roasted coffee beans and dark malt with a hint of bitterness. Soft alcohol warmth.

Soft notion of bitter hops up front followed by an avalanche of deep, roasted dark malt flavor. Dark chocolate and cocoa with caramel. Some hints of molasses and syrup with a slightly bitter blast of coffee. Burly backbone, full-flavored and overall pretty sweet. Finishes warm and sticky.

Full bodied, decent carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue, pretty soft and smooth. A rich beer overall, nice coffee and chocolate flavor.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle split with my brother, poured into a pint glass.

A: Opaque & viscous black, brown head has good retention, body is oily.

S: Spicy earthy coffee, lighter roasted component, a bit astringent. Coffee really dominates.

T: Spicy coffee, medium roast blend, mild chocolate, lots of spicy notes and prominent espresso notes.

MF: Spicy & viscous, a bit oily medium-to-full mouthfeel.

O: A good coffee beer, but not my favorite, I think the coffee could have been more pleasant and less astringent.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a midnight,black body with a cap of 2 1/2 inches of dark tawny foam that died slowly leaving gorgeous,full rings of gummy lacing on my tulip.

S-Strong,high quality coffee,creamy toasted oats,rich dark chocolate ganache,scalded milk and burnt sugars with an earthy/ashy note of wood and slightly burnt coffee.

T-Rich,complex coffee,hearty oats,fully charred malts,bitter chocolate and more ash.

M-Medium bodied with a well developed complexity and richness.Perfect bitterness and creamy richness in the mouth.

O-Pricey but worthwhile.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black pour with a huge, frothy, tan head. Very rich espresso/cappuccino like aroma. There's also quite a bit of high quality dark chocolate aroma in there, with a hint of dark fruit and cream. The flavor is loaded with delicious dark roasted espresso and milk chocolate. The bitterness of the coffee beans really lingers on the tongue along with some dark chocolate. The body is an oily medium-full feel. It's not nearly as full and as intense as I expected it to be. Just really well balanced and it lets the quality of the coffee beans used shine.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a dark brown color head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is quite particular and very interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some unique dry coffee that is very well balanced by some black chocolate malt with lingering bitterness form the roasted cereal. Body is full with a creamy palate and some great carbonation with no apparent alcohol which is nice considering this is sometime an issue with this brewer. Very much well done but still don't totally get the hype surrounding this beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Totally black color, some yeast (I hope that's what it is) left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and some malty sweetness, seems like a decent imp oatmeal stout without detecting any weasel turds but then I always take a pass when the weasel turds are passed around so I don't know what they taste like. Expensive at $15.80 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

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Photo of Auracom
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4-5 oz. from the 22 oz. bottle on March 24th, 2011 in my mini snifter - one of 10 beers in my stout tasting; from notes.

A - Yup black as as hell, not quite oily but lots of alcohol feet on the sides of the glass, very opaque, no head, just a few bubbles linger.

S - More caramel sweetness than anything else, not much coffee (and what coffee beans are present seem a bit funky), slight dark fruit.

T - Way better than the nose. Sweetness dominates at the front of the tongue, bitter coffee character doesn't appear until the backend. Good dark chocolate quality. Overall, very nice drink. Wishing 4.75 was a possible rating, this one will get a lower score than it deserves.

M - Medium to medium-thick, not overly viscous or heavy. Smooth, good carbonation.

D - Average drinkability, slight abv presence. Taste is really, really solid but the aroma was rather bizarre with a strange "coffee-gone-bad" funk to it or something. Maybe that's just the nature of the Kopi Luwak in there. Also sort of wishing more of the coffee character showed up in the taste. Also, it's a bit too expensive for the 22 oz. but appropriate in a tasting setting.

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Photo of seeswo
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed right before Super Bowl kickoff. Pours black with a small tan head. Looks good. Smell was a bit of a let down. Smells of coffee and a bit of booze, but lacking the richness I was expecting. The flavor is of strong, delicious coffee, balanced with a small amount of creaminess. It finishes with a bit of bitterness and booziness that is not as pleasant as the front. Again, the creaminess in the mouth is spot on, not over done but providing good balance. This goes down very smooth and could be quaffed rapidly if one did that with $14 bottles of beer.

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Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brownish black. There's a 1/4" of head with great retention. Licorice and deep, dark, coffee, roasted malts that dominate the nose. Taste is thick, malty, roasted, and licorice. Viscous, oily, deep; all around dark, deep, rich.

This beer is rich and smooth but a little thick and warm. Overall, a decent beer. Thick, viscous, potent, complex...AWESOME!

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into Sprecher snifter.

A- Pours a very dark brown with a finger's worth of mocha head. The head recedes quickly and doesn't leave much for lacing. Just a small amount around the rim of the beer.

S- Very smooth coffee and chocolate greet the nose right away. Some nice roasted malts and good brown sugar.

T- The coffee is very smooth and not bitter like some other coffee stouts. The oatmeal helps smooth it out. A little bit of sweetness, most likely brown sugar and some roasted malts. The alcohol stays well hidden.

M- Medium to full bodied that is very smooth. No real feel of carbonation on the tongue but by no means flat. Just a tad bit of heat on the back of the throat from the alcohol.

D- Goes down about as easy as an imperial stout can. Great mouthfeel that is like silk. I am glad I was able to try this although it may be a tad gimmicky but a good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of infi
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, courtesy of BA r0nyn.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

Typical stout appearance with a very dark brownish-black color with a thin mocha head, which leaves a good amount of dotted lacing. Big transparent layer of alcoholic legs above the black too. On the second round of glass filling, the brew left a total gritty, sandlike coating all over the glass. Smell has a nicely moderate coffee bean roast quality, with a robust amount of dark chocolate decadence. Little malt presence overall and some hints of the alcoholic heat.

The taste has a full malt backbone with a great black coffee characteristic overall. There is also a nice dark bittersweet chocolate richness from beginning to end. Not much of an oatmeal quality to the flavor characteristics of the beer either. Considerably straight-forward overall, but real tasty.

Mouthfeel is incredibly full and rich, with an above average silkier feel. I can guess that that's where the oatmeal comes to play. Particularly chewy and leaves a nice internal coating to the mouth. Drinkability is moderately good; one could possibly finish a bottle by oneself, but it's better to share. Given the shock quality of how this beer is made, it's surprisingly good. Probably my favorite out of the Beer Geek line.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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